Dr Jim Harkin
- School of Computing & Intelligent Sys
- Research Institute
- Computer Science Research Institute
- Magee campus
- +44 28 7167 5128
Dr Jim Harkin is a Reader in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems and a member of the Computational Neuroscience and Neural Engineering team in the Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC). Previously he worked as a post-doc researcher in embedded systems design at Ulster (2001-2004) on the EPSRC funded project (GR/N26753).
His current teaching interests relate to embedded systems encompassing digital systems design, VHDL for FPGAs and system testing.
Dr. Harkin leads research on the design of intelligent embedded systems and focuses on developing electronic computing systems that can self-repair under the presence of errors. In particular, his work explores how computer models of neural networks (brain like-repair) can be mapped to hardware to build highly efficient and reliable embedded computers. His work has seen innovations in Networks-on-Chip strategies and the hardware implementation of self-repairing Spiking Neural Networks.
He has secured grant funding of +£2 million from several sources including EPSRC, DETI, InvestNI and DEL and has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
He was included in the University’s Computer Science (UoA 23) submission to the RAE 2008, and also UoA 11 in REF2014.
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- SPANNER: A Self-Repairing Spiking NeuralNetwork Hardware ArchitectureIEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning SystemsDate: (2017)
- Astrocyte to spiking neuron communication using Networks-on-Chip ring topologyDate: (2017)
- Scalable Networks-on-Chip Interconnected Architecture for Astrocyte-Neuron NetworksIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers.Date: (2016)
- Self-Repairing Hardware with Astrocyte-Neuron NetworksInternational Symposium on Circuits and SystemsDate: (2016)
- Hierarchical Networks-on-Chip Interconnect for Astrocyte-Neuron Network HardwareInternational Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN)Date: (2016)
- Self-Repairing Mobile Robotic Car using Astrocyte Neuron NetworksDate: (2016)
- Rapid application prototyping for hardware modular spiking neural network architecturesNeural Computing and ApplicationsDate: (2016)
- An authentication strategy based on spatiotemporal chaos for software copyright protectionSecurity and Communication NetworksDate: (2015)
- A chaotic map-control-based and plain image-related cryptosystemNonlinear DynamicsDate: (2015)
- Bio-Inspired Hybrid Framework for Multi-view Face DetectionDate: (2015)