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Prof Edward Jones holds the BE degree in Electronic Engineering (First Class Honours), and the PhD degree in Electronic Engineering, both from National University of Ireland Galway. His PhD research topic was on the development of computational auditory models for speech processing. He is currently a Personal Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at NUI Galway. From June 2010 to December 2016, he served as Vice-Dean of the College of Engineering & Informatics, with responsibility for Performance, Planning and Strategy. He also has a number of years of industrial experience in senior positions, in both indigenous start-up and multinational companies. From 1996 to 1997, he was with Toucan Technology Ltd. where he was responsible for the development of DSP algorithms for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) modems, while from 2000 to 2001, he held the position of Leader, DSP Development, in the Access Products Division of PMC-Sierra Inc. with responsibility for algorithm development for the company's symmetric DSL (SDSL and SHDSL) modem technology. He also represented Toucan Technology and PMC-Sierra on international telecommunications standardisation groups ANSI T1E1.4 and ETSI TM6. From 2001 to 2002, he was Senior DSP Architect with Innovada Ltd., developing embedded voice-band modem technology, and from 2002 to 2003, he worked as a consultant for Duolog Technologies Ltd, on Wireless LAN PHY development. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland.