Alan McGibney is an associate Investigator at Enable and was awarded his PhD in Electronic Engineering from CIT in October 2008.
His current research focus is on the convergence of digital technologies such as IoT, Blockchain and Machine Learning to support digital transformation. The objective is to bridge the gap between the digital and physical worlds through enabling technologies that support the deployment, integration, management and verification for large-scale distributed applications in industrial sectors such as Smart Cities, Industry 4.0 and Energy.
He leads EU funding acquisition and has held scientific and technical management roles in H2020 programme projects including H2020 TOPAs (creating an IoT based Open Building Management System), and INSPEX (Context-Aware Interaction for Visually Impaired and Blind). He is currently co-PI on the SEAI funded project project called DigiBlocks which is focused on the application of Distributed Ledger Technology as a governance structure for future Smart Energy Communities.