Dr. Sivakumar Ramachandran

My primary roles are as a lecturer, year tutor and retention officer for the Creative Media Technologies and Audio Visual Media Technology degree programmes. I am also involved in programme promotion and post-doctoral research.

Publications

Publications in Engineering Education, Fire safety and transport systems.

Year
Most relevant to role at IADT: “The Novice Lecturer as a Student of Educational Practice”, poster, the Learning Innovation Network Conference, Dublin, October2013
"Students’ Experience in Multi-Disciplinary Project Environments", presentation, the Learning Innovation Network Conference Dublin, October2010
“Engineering Education: Non-Traditional Specialisms and the Smart Economy”, International Symposium for Engineering Education, 2010, Proceedings paper and presentation, Cork, July2010
“Assessment and its Role in First Year Retention”, Learning and Innovation Network Conference, poster, Athlone, October2009
“Assessment of multi-disciplinary teams in an external client lead environment”, 7th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, poster, Galway, June2009

Exhibitions

I have co-ordinated or participated in exhibitions that involve audio-visual or creative media technology which have a strong aesthetic and design element, and thus can be curated in both ways.

Year
Engineers' Week March2016
IADT Sound and Vision AVMT2 Exhibition March 2015
AVMT2 Exhibition March 2014
Ingenious2014
Engineers Ireland/IADT AVMT2 Exhibition March2013

Research projects

In recent years my research areas have involved Engineering Education, electrical/electronics technology and fire detection systems. I have also been undertaking electrical/electronic design activities for a joint venture between IADT/FACT and the Naughton Institute at Trinity College in the area of nano-materials

Lectures/Conferences

In recent years I have presented papers and posters at Learning Innovation Network Conference and other Irish/UK conferences/symposia.

Year
"Students’ Experience in Multi-Disciplinary Project Environments", presentation, the Learning Innovation Network Conference Dublin, October2010
“Engineering Education: Non-Traditional Specialisms and the Smart Economy”, International Symposium for Engineering Education, 2010, Proceedings paper and presentation, Cork, July2010
"Electronics Engineering Education in an Arts and Media Context", EE2006 Proceedings paper and presentation, Liverpool, UK, July2006
“Reliability of Fire Detection Systems in Hospitals", International Reliability and Survivability Conference, presentation, DeKalb, USA, May 1998
"Public Transport Information Systems - Economic and Strategic Benefits" – paper accepted for the 3rd World Conference in Advanced Transport Telematics, Orlando, Florida, USA, October1996

Awards + Achievements

Outside of my direct role at IADT, I have achievements in research proposal synthesis and screenwriting.

GATEWAY Proposal (2004): genesis of the project concept and manager of the proposal for the European -wide project, to be funded by the Leonardo Da Vinci programme. Enlistment of most of the nine project partners in the Republic of Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Slovenia, Slovakia.