Peter Corcoran
Public profile and research citations at Google Scholar.(18k citations; H-Index 83);

I am interested in board level appointments for established technology companies, or advisory roles for start-up companies; I am also available for consulting assignments from time-to-time.

I have significant experience in extracting patents & IP from engineering R&D; developing cross-linked patent portfolios; patent analysis & technical evaluation; patent & IP strategies.

Professor (28 yr); member IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (25 yr).
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (2011-2016)
Completed 20+ funded research projects; directly managed c.8M in research funding.
IEEE Fellow (class of 2010); 300+ technical publications, 100+ peer reviewed papers, 150+ International conference papers & publications; co-inventor on 300+ granted US patents, 120+ corresponding international patents; c.50 patents currently pending.
Irish Inventor of the Year (joint award) 2014; Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2014.
PI on new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded Industry/Academic partnership to develop "Next Generation Smartphone Imaging";
Former Vice-Dean of Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI Galway (7 year tenure from 2005-2012);
Co-Founder of multiple start-up companies including FotoNation (now a core business unit of Xperi Inc.) - see and for more details!
Industry consultant & expert witness.

Board level appointments:
IEEE CE Society; IEEE Biometrics Council; Xperi Inc. (Technical Advisory Board); Parabola R&D Ltd (Chair);
Research interests:
(i) smart-imaging/advanced digital imaging solutions; (ii) biometrics for handheld devices; (iii) AI, deep learning, data augmentation & generation; (iv) fog & edge computing & CE devices; (v) internet tech & IoT;

National University of Ireland, Galway
Sep 1987 - Current
Conference Chair IEEE GEM conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
Jan 2018 - Current
IEEE Games Entertainment & Media conference, Galway 15th-17th August 2018
Professor (personal chair) in Electronic Engineering
National University of Ireland, Galway
Sep 2004 - Current
More than 200 peer-reviewed publications. H-Index of 47+ (Google Scholar)IEEE FellowNote that I am interested in opportunities at Research Director or Dean/Associate Dean level.
IP Manager/Consultant
2003 - Current
FotoNation is now operating again under its original name & branding - see for more details! I am still employed as a consultant working on development and management of FotoNation IP portfolio; searching of prior art and academic literature; assisting corporate counsel as technical advisor in office actions, portfolio acquisitions and other legal process;
Member of Society Board of Governors (BoG)
IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
The elected board with executive responsibility for the management and development of the IEEE CE Society. My current term of office is until end 2016.
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine
IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
I was initially Editor of the Society Newsletter for the 18 months; in Jan 2012 the first issue of CE Magazine was launched; I have now completed a first 3 year term as editor-in-chief and started into a second term; In August 2012 IEEE CE Magazine was the only IEEE publication to win ann 'Apex Grand Award' for the article: "Repairability smackdown: how do the latest tablet models stack up?"; this highlights the importance of repairability to ensure sustainability for modern CE devices.
Member Board of Governors Biometrics Council
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Representative for IEEE Consumer Electronics Society on the Biometrics Council.
DigitalOptics Corporation™
2011 - May 2014
Built patent portfolio of 300+ granted US patents with c.200 pending.Co-inventor on 200+ granted US patents.
Conference Chair for ICCE 2011
IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
ICCE is a key IEEE International Conference, co-located with CES Trade Show, where key emerging technologies, products, services and architectures for consumer entertainment and information delivery are first presented.I was technical program chair for ICCE 2010 and conference chair for ICCE 2011.
Feb 2008 - 2010
I advise in and assist with the development of the Company's Intellectual Property portfolio.
Digital Optics Corporation
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Helping the company manage and build its IP portfolio in digital imaging.
Vice Dean of Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering and Informatics.
National University of Ireland, Galway
Apr 2005 - Dec 2012
Vice Dean of Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Engineering and Informatics.
Vice-Dean of Research & Graduate Studies
National University of Ireland, Galway
2005 - Dec 2012
Implementation of new Postgraduate Management & Reporting procedures (2006-2011);Introduction of new Structured PhD in Engineering & Informatics (2009-2011);7 year tenure as Vice-Dean; 5 year dual role as Research & Graduate Studies;Improved 5-year Engineering PhD completion rates from 70%; Established Engineering Research Day as Multi-Disciplinary and Inter-Institutional Annual Event - more than 200 student abstracts and 450 participants;Established cross-disciplinary research clusters within Engineering;Established and implemented new Policies and Procedures for a graduate student cohort of 250+ graduate students and 60 facutly;Participated in College and Institutional level research and quality reviews;
Vice Dean of Research
NUI, Galway
2005 - 2008
Research Activity & Graduate StudentsI organized Induction Training for incoming PhD I introduced new Structured PhD ProgramsI implemented new PhD policies & procedures across the CollegeRepresented College on a range of University committees
General Manager
1998 - 2003
Manage small Engineering Team (12-20 Engineers)
Trinity College Dublin
BAI, Engineering, First Class Hons
Trinity College, Dublin
Ph.D., Dielectric Theory of Liquids
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