ForkStream is a UCD spinout company with the support of both Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland. Forkstream has developed disruptive technology that offers a unique and novel solution to allow smart phone traffic to be seamlessly offloaded on to much lower cost WiFi networks; these can be WiFi networks deployed by the operator or networks that are available in users home, cafés and other public places. While there are a number of companies such as Cisco, Alcatel Lucent and Qualcomm offering solutions to enable the integrationon of these two heterogeneous networks, only Forkstream offers a truly seamless user experience without having to employ network mechanisms, and across any accessible WiFi network.


Broadband Evolved FEMTO Networks

The aim of BeFEMTO is to develop evolved femtocell technologies based on LTE-A that enable a cost-efficient provisioning of ubiquitous broadband services and support novel usage scenarios like networked, relay  and mobile femtocells.
The project targets both near-term and long-term solutions. With its strong industry consortium, the BeFEMTO project aims to have a real impact on the standardisation of the next generation Femtocell technologies based on
LTE-A in the near term. In the long-term, the project focuses on novel concepts and usage scenarios such as self-organizing and self-optimizing Femtocell Networks, Outdoor Relay Femtocells as well as Mobile Femtocells.



The CARMESH project is committed to the design and commercialisation of technologies that will enable an integrated telematic services offering in a metropolitan area using a wireless mesh network as the backhaul. Wireless Network technologies improves overall communications and service delivery. Wireless mesh networks can cover large areas without requiring many interconnections into a wired infrastructure. Thus, wireless mesh networks can provide high quality services to automotive users at a low cost.

Services can be managed and delivered in a centralized or distributed manner, depending on the nature of the application, providing a great flexibility when designing the service architecture unlike cellular networks where the service architecture has a more centralised nature). Furthermore, wireless mesh networks may be deployed by different stake holders (local authority, network operator, etc.) to deliver diverse services such as: City-wide ubiquitous Internet access to subscribers, access to local authority IT, alternative communication for city and safety services, etc



I am founder and a developer at

geoDealio was founded in May 2010 and along with my team we were the winners of the inaugural Dublin Startup weekend. Originally called Dealmein, geoDealio came out of the simple idea of allowing businesses to easily and instantly advertise their latest deals to their customers. Many deals are often only short term and the only way businesses have to advertise these is by putting a sign up outside their store, bar or restaurant. By combining a location aware smartphone application with easy communication such as SMS, twitter and email, geoDealio allows businesses to extend the reach of their deal advertisements far beyond customers who happen to walk by their premises.

After Dublin Startup Weekend we successfully acquired funding as part of the NDRCs launchpad program. This allowed us to further develop the service and build the business.

Most recently geoDealio was selected as a finalist to pitch at the Maples and Calder Spark of Genius competition during the Dublin Web Summit. This gave us the opportunity to pitch the business to over 600 people including some of the worlds most influential web entrepreneurs and investors.



I am recipient of an IRCSET INSPIRE Mare Curie Research Scholarship. The aim of the work is to investigate mechanisms to deliver high quality VoIP in WMNs, WiFi and Femto Cells. The work will examine a number of different approaches to improve VoIP performance in WMNs with the ultimate goal of incorporating these into a unified solution.
As part of this project I am also working on a number of NEC projects including the EU FP7 Project BeFemto.



I am heavily involved in an EU ICT FP7 project entitled “CARMEN (CARrier grade MEsh Networks)”. CARMEN is a 3 year STREP which is developing solutions to support carrier grade services in heterogeneous wireless mesh networks.

CARMEN, studies and specifies a wireless mesh network supporting carrier grade triple-play services for mobile/fixed network operators. Future operator networks will be comprised of a common core network and several access networks, and the CARMEN access network will complement other access technologies by providing a low cost and fast deployment mesh network access technology. The project proposes the integration of heterogeneous wireless technologies in a multi-hop fashion to provide scalable and efficient ubiquitous quad-play carrier services.

I am involved in a number of aspects within the project including architecture design, development of algorithms for self configuration of the network and design and development of routing solutions, for which I am task leader. I have editorial responsibility for a number of the project deliverables and have reviewed and contributed to others. As part of this project I am responsible for a mesh network testbed which has been deployed in the computer science building in UCD to provide internet access for staff and students.


EI VoIP Project

I have designed and directed the development of a VoIP system as technical lead of an Enterprise Ireland funded industry collaboration. This project was very successful, producing a robust prototype that is currently under license to an industrial partner. Confidentiality restrictions limit disclosure relating to this activity.