Biography

Paul graduated with a first class honours in Computer Science & Software Engineering in 2005 and a PhD in Computer Science & Geocomputation in 2009 from the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Prior to commencement of his 3rd level education he spent 9 years working in Industry, the last position held was in the IT sector of the Forecourt-Retail Industry with DataConnections Ltd. being responsible for national coordination of all new business software and systems deployment. Post PhD he has worked at the National Centre for Geocomputation as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His specialist expertise is in web-application development for Geospatial data platforms.
He has lengthy experience working and engaging with commercial and state organisations in pursuing and delivering GeoSpatial research projects and software solutions. These projects diversely range from studies that investigate accessibility to mental health services in Ireland, to development of bespoke Intranet applications for census data mapping and accessibility through, to his current role, in a commercialisation context. This current role involves bringing valuable and applied research to market. His most recent commercialisation involvement is as ‘Senior Software Architect’ for the NUIM spin-out company iGeotech Technologies Ltd. Through this work he has been heavily involved in bringing to market the ‘Ubipix’ branded platform. This platform enables GeoSpatial-Video to be collected remotely using SmartPhone applications. This data is then uploaded to cloud-deployed web applications for storage, access, analysis and distribution. This platform specifically targets network asset and safety management and monitoring with one particular example being ‘The National Roads Authority’ of Ireland’s use of this technology for its road safety reviews. He is also working on a 2 year SFI Industrial Research Fellowship developing a web-application framework for ‘Novel LiDAR Web-Services for mapping & Monitoring Road Networks’.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'Snake Energy Analysis and Result Validation for a Mobile Laser Scanning Data-Based Automated Road Edge Extraction Algorithm'
Kumar, Pankaj and Lewis, Paul and McElhinney, Conor P and Boguslawski, Pawel and McCarthy, Tim (2016) 'Snake Energy Analysis and Result Validation for a Mobile Laser Scanning Data-Based Automated Road Edge Extraction Algorithm'. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, :1-11 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'An Algorithm for Automated Estimation of Road Roughness from Mobile Laser Scanning Data'
Kumar, Pankaj and Lewis, Paul and McElhinney, Conor P. and Rahman, Alias Abdul (2015) 'An Algorithm for Automated Estimation of Road Roughness from Mobile Laser Scanning Data'. The Photogrammetric Record, 30 (149):30-45 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'PARAMETERIC ANALYSIS FOR AUTOMATED EXTRACTION OF ROAD EDGES FROM MOBILE LASER SCANNING DATA'
Kumar, P. and Lewis, P. and McElhinney, C. P. (2015) 'PARAMETERIC ANALYSIS FOR AUTOMATED EXTRACTION OF ROAD EDGES FROM MOBILE LASER SCANNING DATA'. ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, II-2/W2 :215-221 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Automated road markings extraction from mobile laser scanning data'
Kumar, Pankaj and McElhinney, Conor P. and Lewis, Paul and McCarthy, Timothy (2014) 'Automated road markings extraction from mobile laser scanning data'. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 32 :125-137 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2012 LiDAR data management pipeline; from spatial database population to web-application visualization
Lewis, Paul and Mc Elhinney (2012) LiDAR data management pipeline; from spatial database population to web-application visualization Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Applications - COM.Geo '12 New York, New York, USA, [full-text] [Details]
2011 Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR Data-Sets in a Spatial Database Framework
Mc Elhinney (2011) Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR Data-Sets in a Spatial Database Framework MMT 2011, 7th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology Krakow, Poland, [full-text] [Details]
2010 Mobile Mapping System LiDAR Data Framework
Lewis, Paul and Mc Elhinney (2010) Mobile Mapping System LiDAR Data Framework 3D Geo-Information 2010 Berlin, Germany, [full-text] [Details]
2010 Modelling spatial video as part of a GIS video analysis framework
Lewis, Paul (2010) Modelling spatial video as part of a GIS video analysis framework Proceedings of the 18th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - GIS '10 New York, New York, USA, [Details]
2009 Using ViewCones to Model Terrestrial Spatial Video
Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam and Fotheringham, A. Stewart (2009) Using ViewCones to Model Terrestrial Spatial Video . In: De Maeyer eds. 3D Geo-Information 2009 Gent, Belgium, , pp.149-158 [Details]
2009 Role of Spatial Video in GIS
Lewis, Paul and Fotheringham, A. Stewart and Winstanley, Adam (2009) Role of Spatial Video in GIS Geocomputation 2009 Sydney, Australia, , pp.150-155 [full-text] [Details]
2009 Towards Integrating Spatial Video in an LBS Context
Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam (2009) Towards Integrating Spatial Video in an LBS Context LBS \& Telecartography Nottingham, England, [Details]
2008 Enhancing Location Based Services with Spatial Video
Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam (2008) Enhancing Location Based Services with Spatial Video Transport Research Arena Europe 2008 Ljubljana, Slovinia, [Details]
2008 Position Paper : A conceptual model of Spatial Video moving objects using Viewpoint data structures
Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam and Fotheringham, A. Stewart (2008) Position Paper : A conceptual model of Spatial Video moving objects using Viewpoint data structures Geographical Information Science (GIScience) Park City, Utah, USA, [full-text] [Details]
2007 Synchronised Encoding of GPS NMEA Messages onto High Definition Video Streams
Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam and McCarthy, Tim (2007) Synchronised Encoding of GPS NMEA Messages onto High Definition Video Streams International Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference NUIM, Maynooth, Ireland, [full-text] [Details]
2006 A Spatial Analysis of Psychiatric Patient Records
O'Brien, Mary and Lewis, Paul and Fotheringham, A. Stewart and Charlton, Martin (2006) A Spatial Analysis of Psychiatric Patient Records Regional Science Association International British and Irish Section St.Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, [Details]
2005 Web Tools for Accessing Irish Census Data
Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam (2005) Web Tools for Accessing Irish Census Data Geographical Information Systems Research UK - 2005 Glasgow, Scotland, , pp.194-202 [Details]