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Barry Cardiff

Lecturer

School of Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering
Room 335

Tel: +353(1)7161915
Email: barry.cardiff@ucd.ie

Biography

   Graduated with a B.Eng from the Electronic Engineering department in UCD in 1992 and an M.Eng.Sc (by research) thereafter. In 2011 obtained a PhD, as a mature student in the field of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for wireless and optical communications.
   Worked for as a design Engineer for Nokia Mobile Phone (UK) Ltd from 1993 to 2001 working on some of world¿s more advanced and innovative products culminating in the role of Chief Engineer and as a contributor to the 3GPP standardization process.
   Moved to Ireland in 2001 to work as a Systems Architect in Silicon & Software Systems (S3 group) working mainly on embedded hardware / software development projects with applications ranging from wireless communications to hearing aids.
   Continued to work for S3 group for several years after a break between 2007-2011 to obtain a PhD from UCD under Prof. Tony Fagan with a thesis entitled "Detection Techniques in Vector Systems in Communications".
In September 2013 joined the academic staff in UCD to complement the teaching staff both in Dublin and in a joint collaboration in Beijing (BDIC).
   Research interests are in the area of DSP applications mainly in communication systems both in the theoretical analysis and practical advancement of such systems. The area of power / complexity reduction techniques in circuit design, i.e. DSP algorithms for digitally assisted analog circuits, is also of current interest.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: PhD
Year: 1995.
Title: M.Eng.Sc.
Year: 1992.
Title: B.Eng
                         

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Cardiff, B,Flanagan, MF,Smyth, F,Barry, LP,Fagan, AD; (2011) 'On Bit and Power Loading for OFDM Over SI-POF'. Journal Of Lightwave Technology, 29 :1547-1554. [DOI] [Details]
Browning, C. and Kai Shi and Latkowski, S. and Anandarajah, P.M. and Smyth, F. and Cardiff, B. and Barry, L.P. (2012) 'Increased Bit Rate Direct Modulation AMO-OFDM Transmission by Optical Injection Using Monolithically Integrated Lasers'. Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE, 24 (11):879-881. [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Cardiff, B.; Gaffney, B.; Fagan, A.D.; (2009) Multiple Decision Feedback Equalizers for vector systems with complexity/performance tradeoff Telecommunications, 2009. (ICT 09) , 25-MAY-09 - 27-MAY-09 , pp.303-308 [Details]
Cardiff, Barry and Fagan, Anthony D. (2009) Complexity reduction of decision feedback equalizers for SC-OFDM systems Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2009), IET Irish , pp.1-6 [Details]
Cardiff, B.; Fagan, A.D.; (2009) Complexity Reduction of Decision Feedback Equalizers for SC-OFDM Systems Irish Signal and Systems Conference, ISSC 2009 Dublin, , 10-JUN-09 - 11-JUN-09 [Details]
Cardiff, B.; Flanagan, M.F.; Fagan, A.D. (2010) Reliability-Ordered DFE for vector systems IEEE 17th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT) [Details]
Cardiff, Barry ; Fagan, Anthony D. (2010) Maximum Likelihood bounds for linear precoded OFDM systems Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2010), IET Irish Cork, Ireland, , 23-JUN-10 - 24-JUN-10 [Details]
Browning, C. and Shi, K. and Smyth, F. and Cardiff, B. and Anandarajah, P. and Barry, L.P. (2011) Direct modulation optical OFDM performance enhancement by external optical injection Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference , pp.1-1 [Details]
Browning, C. ; Shi, K. ; Latkowski, S. ; Anandarajah, P. ; Smyth, F. ; Cardiff, B. ; Phelan, R. ; Barry, L.P. (2011) Performance Improvement of 10Gb/s Direct Modulation OFDM by Optical Injection using Monolithically Integrated Discrete Mode Lasers Optical Communication (ECOC), 2011 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Geneva, , 18-SEP-11 - 22-SEP-11 [Details]
Mountjoy, James ; Cardiff, Barry ; Fagan, Anthony D. (2012) Frequency tracking of a Sampled Grating Distributed Bragg Reflector (SG-DBR) laser after a switching event Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2012), IET Irish Maynooth, Ireland, , 28-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12 [Details]
O'Carroll, J. ; Phelan, R. ; Kelly, B. ; Byrne, D. ; Smyth, F. ; Cardiff, B. ; Anandarajah, P.M. ; Barry, L.P. (2012) Narrow linewidth discrete mode laser diodes for advanced modulation formats Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC/NFOEC), 2012 and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference Los Angeles, , 06-MAR-12 - 08-MAR-12 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Research interests are in the area of DSP applications mainly in communication systems both in the theoretical analysis and practical advancement of such systems. The area of power / complexity reduction techniques in circuit design, i.e. DSP algorithms for digitally assisted analog circuits, is also of current interest.
     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in a open, friendly, and hands-on approach to teaching and learning where the students are encouraged to think for themselves and not simple to learn off verbatim prescribed material. My door is always open for help and advice to interested and motivated students.