Putting the IoT in Engineering


Half-day webinar

CPD Credit: 2 hours, C1 / C2 / C3

Course Overview

An introduction to the use of Internet of Things technologies in Engineering Projects.

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The Nimbus Research Centre is at the forefront of cyber-physical systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) research, innovation and learning. We develop technologies, for Irish Industry and with international partners, that address the real needs of industry, people and society. This Role of IoT in Energy Sector course is a half day course designed showcase the varied use cases for IoT in the energy sector and in energy management.


The world around us is becoming more and more connected from controlling the lights in our houses to knowing when the next bus is going to arrive, but what does it really mean and how can we make more use of this technology in our projects? This 2-hour webinar will give you an introduction to what the Internet of Things means and an introduction to the variety of ways it can be utilised in Engineering projects.


Welcome and Overview 

IoT Overview for Engineering | Professor John Barrett, Head of Centre & Academic Affairs

Data analytics and visualisation of IoT Engineering Data | Christian O’Leary, Senior Researcher (AI)

Data Analytics applies to real world research and industrial application | Quang An Phan, Researcher

Trainer Profiles

John Barrett

Prof. John Barrett is Head of Academic Studies at the Nimbus Research Centre. In this role, he manages academic activity including postgraduate research quality, undergraduate projects, the Nimbus Summer Internship Programme, and delivery of teaching by the research centre staff. John’s research area is the miniaturisation, packaging and reliability of embedded wireless sensing systems, particularly for operation in harsh and rugged environments. This lies at the physical layer of hyperconnectivity and focuses on ensuring that the fundamental hardware building blocks of hyperconnected networks function reliably while meeting demanding application requirements. He is a member of and has acted as Chair of the CIT Postgraduate Research Board and is also a member of the CIT Academic Council and the CIT Research and Innovation Committee. He is an Academic Research Associate of Tyndall National Institute. He is also active in communication of emerging technologies to a wide variety of audiences and has acted as an invited keynote and expert speaker at events across the world. His TEDxCIT talk on the Internet of Things has over half-a-million views. He shares his experience in public speaking through his CIT Communication Skills training module.

Christian O’Leary

Christian O’Leary is a senior researcher in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the Nimbus Research Centre with interests in Machine Learning, Optimisation and Multi-Agent Systems. Working within Nimbus’ software team, he has worked on applications involving Computer Vision, Forecasting, Anomaly Detection, Chatbots, Sentiment Analysis and Schedule Optimisation. He has been a Principal Investigator managing some of Nimbus’ Cyber-Security projects and also has experience as a full stack developer working with a range of domains including smart microcontrollers, cloud deployments (AWS, GCP, Azure), desktop applications and web applications. He has completed a MSc in Artificial Intelligence from CIT (2020) with a thesis on using Capsule Networks for Day-Ahead Electricity Price Forecasting. He also completed a BSc in Computer Science at UCC (2017) with a project on Multi-Agent Communication in a Search Situation. He has previously worked in Johnson Controls (formerly Tyco) as a Software Engineer. His research interests include: AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Metaheuristics, Decision Analytics, Image Processing, Time Series Modelling, NLP, Multi-Agent Systems, Software Architecture and Design.

Quang An Phan

Quang An Phan is a researcher at the Nimbus research centre with interests including renewable energy, micro-grids, energy management and system optimisation methodologies. He currently forms part of the Data Analytics team within Nimbus with expertise in python, matlab, battery modelling, parameter forecasting, system scheduling, micro-grid optimisation and AI trustworthiness. In 2006, Quang An received his BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam. In 2007, he completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering at the Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France. His master thesis comprised a study by simulation of a hybrid photovoltaic (PV) system. Subsequently, after being awarded a RíSAM PhD scholarship, he has completed his doctorate in Energy Management from the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Ireland, in 2020 with a thesis on developing optimisation methodologies for a micro-grid integrated with renewable energy sources and auxiliary battery backup supply.

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email cpdtraining@engineersireland.ie