Professor Máire O’Neill is currently Technical Director of Data Security Systems at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Queen’s University Belfast. She previously held an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship and was a former holder of a Royal Academy of Engineering research fellowship. She has received numerous awards for her research work which include a 2014 Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal and British Female Inventor of the Year 2007.
She has authored two research books and has over 115 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications. She has also had success in commercialising her research work. Her research into high-speed AES security was successfully commercialised by Amphion Semiconductors and collaborative research with ETRI on a novel security architecture for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems was licensed by LG-CNS. She an IEEE Circuits & Systems for Communications (CASCOM) Technical committee member.
She is a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering, a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IET and IACR.