Irwin O. Kennedy

Dublin, Ireland


  • PhD Informatics, 2005.
  • BEng Computer Science and Electronics, 2000.

Both from University of Edinburgh, UK.


Irwin Kennedy is a research engineer working on the Internet of Things; including architecture and scalability, localisation and low energy access protocols. He received a First Class BEng in Computer and Electronics and a PhD in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and 2005 respectively. His PhD was sponsored by Bell Labs UK and on graduating he joined Bell Labs Ireland, initially working in his PhD area of Programmable Logic for Wireless Signal Processing. This resulted in knowledge transfer to the product team and a best paper nomination. In 2007-2008 Irwin co-led a team that secured funding to produce a femto cell prototype and business plan, helping to seed the femto cell product. This built upon research on highly scalable software and network architectures, producing key intellectual property and commercial insights. In 2009-2010 he worked on transmitter identification after multi-path signal propagation leading to a technology transfer. In 2010-2011 Irwin co-invented a combined authentication and localisation technology, and led a team to successfully create a prototype and business plan. The proposal enjoyed trial interest from customers. Since 2012 Irwin has worked on the Internet of Things.

Selected Articles and Publications