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Dr. Karen Rafferty

Senior Lecturer

Photo of Karen Rafferty E-mail: k dot mcmenemy at ee dot qub dot ac dot uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4280
Fax: +44 (0)28 9067 7023
Room: 08.015
Ashby Building,
Stranmillis Road
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
The Queen's University Belfast,
Ashby Building,
Stranmillis Road Belfast,

Research Interests:  
  • Stereosis for applications within virtual reality with particular emphasis on medical applications and distributed conferencing.
  • Innovative Teaching and Assessment Strategies for Higher Level Engineering Education.
  • Computer vision with associated camera calibration, position estimation, (using epipolar geometry) feature extraction and tracking, colour recognition and sensor fusion with application to the development of intelligent autonomous industrial and environmental inspection devices with particular emphasis on lighting effects.
Research Clusters:   Energy, Power and Intelligent Control
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Teaching:   Virtual Reality Systems (ELE3033)
Computer Graphics (ELE8050)
Industrial Project 4 (ELE4006)
Industrial Project (ELE3026)
Control Design Exercises (205ELE211)
Project Management Design Exercise (315ELE302 )
School & University 

Member of the School External Relations Committee
Member of Academic Council

External Activities:  

Vice Chairperson for IEE Younger Members Section 2002
Tutorial Chair for Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2004
Committee member of the IEE Northern Ireland Senior Section
Committee member of IEEE Communication and Control Chapter (2004-present)
Board of Reviewers for the 13th, 14th and 15th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Visualisation
Consultant for the European Union Framework 6 Programme.

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