• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Dewar Finlay is a Professor of Electronic Systems and is Research Director for the School of Engineering.  Dewar’s main area of research interest is in healthcare technology.  In particular he is interested in the application of technology in cardiovascular medicine with a particular focus on computerised ECG analysis. He has secured funding to support this research from a number of funding bodies that include: EU (H.2020), RCUK, DEL, InvestNI, HEA.  Dewar is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Computing in Cardiology Inc.  He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electrocardiology and has served as conference Chairperson for both the 37th (2010) Computing in Cardiology conference and the 40th (2015) Conference of the International Society for Computerised Electrocardiology. Dewar holds a BEng Degree in Electronic Systems and a PhD in Computing.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His main areas of teaching are in digital signal processing and engineering computing.  He previously served as Course Director for Ulster’s postgraduate Health Informatics programmes.

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Research Output 2001 2020

Radio transmission
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Base stations
Wireless networks

An Audit Tool for Assessing the Visuocognitive Design of Infographics

Gay, J., Simms, V., Bond, RR., Finlay, D. & Purchase, H., 10 Sep 2019, ECCE 2019 - Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Designing for Cognition. p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sustainable development
Display devices
Sudden Cardiac Death
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Data driven feature selection and machine learning to detect misplaced V1 and V2 chest electrodes when recording the 12-lead electrocardiogram

Rjoob, K., Bond, RR., Finlay, D., McGilligan, V. E., Leslie, S. J., Iftikhar, A., Guldenring, D., Rababah, A., Knoery, C., McShane, A. & Peace, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Electrocardiology. 57, p. 39-43 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wavelet Analysis
Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

Data Reduction Methods for Life-Logged Datasets

Burns, W., McCullagh, P., Finlay, D., Navarro-Paredes, C. & McLaughlin, J., 14 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) Smart Assisted Living. Chen, F. (ed.). p. 305-319 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Global positioning system
Data reduction
Face recognition

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

CiC Conference

Tara Moore (Participant), Paul Brennan (Participant), D Finlay (Participant), Mark Spence (Participant), Agnes Awuah (Participant), James McLaughlin (Participant), Jonathan Moore (Participant), M. Andrew Nesbit (Participant), Emanuele Trucco (Participant), Ruixuan Wang (Participant)
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Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...


Design of a steady state pH sensor for chronic wound monitoring

Author: McLister, A., Sep 2018

Supervisor: Davis, J. (Supervisor) & Finlay, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis