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Professor Dewar Finlay

Research Director- Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials

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Engineering Research


Room 25B06 Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Dewar Finlay is a Reader in Electronic Engineering in the School of Engineering and a member of the Engineering Research Institute.  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), ESRC, 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.

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Professor Dewar Finlay
Title Closing Date  
Cardio-AI-ReAccel: Reconfigurable Accelerators for Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 5 February 2021 View Details
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Advanced techniques for detection and removal of biofilm in marine vessels using electric sensors Funded PhD Opportunity Artemis Friday 5 February 2021 View Details
Automatic detection of sleep arousals using deep learning and a visual representation of time-frequecny analysis of EEG signals Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 5 February 2021 View Details
Three-Demensional Material Characterization using Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques Funded PhD Opportunity Friday 5 February 2021 View Details