Fiachra Matthews   Fiachra Matthews
  fiachra<dot>matthews<at>nuim.ie
  Tel: +353 (1) 708 6801






About
I recieved my BSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering from NUI Maynooth in 2005. I am currently pursuing robotics research while awaiting the defence of my PhD thesis entitled "Integrated Real-Time Control And Processing Systems For Multi-Channel Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Based Brain Computer Interfaces".
 

Research Interests
My main areas of interest are signal processing, embedded systems and hardware/software intereaction with applications in robotics and biomedical engineering

Publications:

1.    Christopher J. Soraghan, Charles M. Markham, Fiachra Matthews, and Tomas E. Ward.
       Triple wavelength led driver for optical brain–computer interfaces.
       Electronics Letters, 45(8):392–394, 2009.

2.    Christopher J. Soraghan, Charles M. Markham, Fiachra Matthews, and Tomas E. Ward.
       Overview of Optical BCI Research at NUI Maynooth.
       In The Association of Physical Scientists in Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (APSM ASM) 2009.

3.    Fiachra Matthews, Barak A. Pearlmutter, Tomas E. Ward, Christopher J. Soraghan, and Charles M. Markham.
       Hemodynamics for brain-computer interfaces: Optical correlates of control signals.
       Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE, 25(1):87–94, 2008.

4.    Fiachra Matthews, Christopher J. Soraghan, Tomas E. Ward, Charles M. Markham, and Barak A. Pearlmutter.
       Software platform for rapid prototyping of NIRS brain computer interfacing techniques.
       Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
       IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, volume 1, page 4840, 2008.

5.    Christopher J. Soraghan, Fiachra Matthews, Charles M. Markham, Barak A. Pearlmutter, Ray O'Neill, and Tomas E. Ward.
       A 12-Channel, real-time near-infrared spectroscopy instrument for brain-computer interface applications.
       Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
       IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, volume 1, page 5648, 2008.

6.    Christopher J. Soraghan, Tomas E. Ward, Fiachra Matthews, and Charles M. Markham.
       Optical safety assessment of a near-infrared brain-computer interface.
       In Signals and Systems Conference, 208. (ISSC 2008). IET Irish, pages 174–179, June 2008.

7.    Tomas E. Ward, Christopher J. Soraghan, Fiachra Matthews, and Charles M. Markham.
       A concept for extending the applicability of constraint induced movement therapy through motor cortex activity feedback using a neural prosthesis.
       Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2007.

8.    Christopher J. Soraghan, Fiachra Matthews, Daniel Kelly, Tomas E. Ward, Charles M. Markham, Barak A. Pearlmutter, and Ray O’Neill.
       A dual-channel optical brain-computer interface in a gaming envrioment.
       In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Games: AI, Animation, Mobile, Educational and Serious Games,
       Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland, November 2006.