School of Electronic Engineering


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School of Electronic Engineering
Associate Professor
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr Noel Murphy is an Associate Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering in DCU.  He spent two years as Associate Dean for Education in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing from 2005-2007, was Head of the School of Electronic Engineering from 2007-2012, and a member of the EE School Executive in the HoS role from 2015-2018.

Dr Murphy has been involved in lecturing in engineering in DCU (previously NIHED) since 1986, and has been an external examiner in Trinity College Dublin and the University of Ulster. He is currently a member of the Accreditation Board of Engineers Ireland and has participated in engineering accreditation visits to other 3rd level institutions in Ireland and Canada. He has 20 years research experience in computer vision/video coding/multimedia information retrieval, has been PI/co-PI on national and EU-funded research projects, and has supervised a number of PhD and research Masters students to completion. He is currently affiliated with the Entwine Research Centre in DCU.

Dr Murphy has been a member of various DCU academic and management committees over the years, including Academic Council, Budget Committee, Research Committee and Teaching Committee, and is currently an elected staff member of DCU Governing Authority. He has been involved in the development of many undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, including most recently the 3U Master of Engineering in Digital Health and Medical Technologies, the re-development of the undergraduate engineering programmes in the School as Electronic and Computer Engineering, and the DCU BSc in Aviation Management with Pilot Studies, onto which he lectures. In June 2015 he completed a three-year part-time MA in Pure Mathematics in Maynooth University. His primary degree was a BA(Mod) in Theoretical Physics from TCD and his PhD (DCU 2003) was on Information Theory models for Biological and Artificial Vision.