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If you are interested in being involved in chapter committees please contact Damien Coyle


Chair: Prof Damien Coyle

Past-chair: Prof Leslie Smith

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Treasurer: Prof Damien Coyle

Chair & Treasurer
Damien Coyle

Prof Damien Coyle
School of Computing and Intelligent Systems,

University of Ulster @ Magee,
Derry, N. Ireland, BT48 7JL, UK.


Tel: +44 (0)28 7167 5170

Fax: +44 (0)28 7137 5470

Email: dh.coyle@ulster.ac.uk
URL: https://isrc.ulster.ac.uk/dcoyle/contact.html

Damien Coyle is a Professor of Neurotechnology at the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems and is developing neurotechnology to enable movement-free communication for the physically impaired. These developments are underpinned by research in computational intelligence, bio-signal processing, computational neuroscience, neuroimaging and brain-computer interface (BCI) applications.

Damien is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and teaches at both at undergraduate and postgraduate level in computer science and engineering and supervises a number of PhD students. 

Damien studied at Ulster, graduating as a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Computing with first class honours in 2002 and with a PhD in intelligent signal processing for BCI applications in 2006. He joined the School as Lecturer (2006-2012), becoming Senior Lecturer (2012-2013), Reader (2013-2014) and Professor (2015). Previously an Ulster University Distinguished Research Fellow, Damien has won a international research awards including the 2008 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award and the 2011 International Neural Network Society (INNS) Young Investigator of the Year Award and was recently shortlisted for the 2015 Annual International BCI Research Awards. He was a Royal Academy of Engineering/The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellow in 2013 and is currently a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow 2016.

Damien is a founding member of the International BCI Society, a Senior member of the IEEE and chairs the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) (UKRI chapter) which was awarded best and outstanding chapter awards from the IEEE region 8 and the IEEE CIS in 2012 and 2013, respectively.


Leslie Smith

Prof Leslie Smith

Department of Computing Science,

University of Stirling,
Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1786 467435

Fax: +44 (0)1786 464551
Email: l.s.smith@cs.stir.ac.uk

URL: https://www.cs.stir.ac.uk/~lss/


Professor Leslie Smith (SMIEEE 2004) is Professor of Computing at the University of Stirling (and will be Head of the Department of Computing Science and Mathematics there (again) from 1 August 2008). He is head of the Computational Intelligence Research group.

His research interests are in spiking neural networks, learning rules for spiking networks, early auditory processing and neuroinformatics. He has been at Stirling since 1984 (and as Professor since 2000). He reviews for umpteen journals, including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, and for several grant awarding authorities, including the UK EPSRC. He is also a member of the Society for Neuroscience, and the Acoustical Society of America.