eter Corcoran received the BAI (Electronic Engineering) and BA (Math’s) degrees from Trinity College Dublin in 1984. He continued his studies at TCD and was awarded a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering for research work in the field of Dielectric Liquids. In 1986 he was appointed to a lectureship in Electronic Engineering at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is currently vice-dean in the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI, Galway. His research interests include embedded systems applications, home networking, digital imaging, pattern recognition, face & fingerprint biometrics, smart grid and wired and wireless networking technologies. He was technical and conference chair of the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE) in 2010 and 2011 respectively. He is also editor of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society newsletter and Editor-in-Chief of the newly launched (2012) IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. Peter is also a co-founder of FotoNation, a leading OEM supplier of in-camera image processing and analysis software, including embedded solutions for red-eye detection & correction and face tracking and recognition. Fotonation is now part of the Imaging and Optics division of Tessera Technologies. He is author of more than 200 technical publications and co-inventor on more than 100 granted US patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.