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, Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow. His specialist expertise is in full-stack Geo-Spatial cloud-solutions development.
His current position as Data Platform Manager on the Terrain-AI project involves designing, building and populating Azure hosted Geo-Spatial data architectures. The project aims to capture, collate and store very large volumes of sensor data-streams, multi-thematic datasets and national data repositories. These spatial-temporal datasets are generated by various Spaceborne Satellites, Drones, in-field instruments, wide area sensor networks as well as ongoing national database compilation programs. A petabyte scale data platform is being built to handle optical (RGB, video, hyperspectral, multispectral, thermal), LiDAR, Navigation, Radar, Flux-tower, Soil-moisture as well as varied land-cover, energy, demographic databases.
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 has also working on various SFI Industrial Research Fellowship's developing web-application frameworks for ‘Novel LiDAR Web-Services for mapping & Monitoring Road Networks’.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2016 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'. :1-11. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 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'. 30 (149):30-45. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Kumar, P. and Lewis, P. and McElhinney, C. P. (2015) 'PARAMETERIC ANALYSIS FOR AUTOMATED EXTRACTION OF ROAD EDGES FROM MOBILE LASER SCANNING DATA'. II-2/W2 :215-221. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Kumar, Pankaj and McElhinney, Conor P. and Lewis, Paul and McCarthy, Timothy (2014) 'Automated road markings extraction from mobile laser scanning data'. 32 :125-137. [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2018 Paul Lewis, Tim McCarthy (2018) European Transport Conference TN-ITS GO; Ireland's steps towards a harmonised European Service for fresh and accurate Road-Network Map Data [Link] [Full-Text]
2012 Lewis, Paul and Mc Elhinney (2012) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computing for Geospatial Research and Applications - COM.Geo '12 LiDAR data management pipeline; from spatial database population to web-application visualization New York, New York, USA, [Link] [Full-Text]
2011 Mc Elhinney (2011) MMT 2011, 7th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR Data-Sets in a Spatial Database Framework Krakow, Poland, [Full-Text]
2010 Lewis, Paul and Mc Elhinney (2010) 3D Geo-Information 2010 Mobile Mapping System LiDAR Data Framework Berlin, Germany, [Link] [Full-Text]
2010 Lewis, Paul (2010) Proceedings of the 18th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems - GIS '10 Modelling spatial video as part of a GIS video analysis framework New York, New York, USA, [Link]
2009 Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam and Fotheringham, A. Stewart (2009) 3D Geo-Information 2009 . In: De Maeyer eds. Using ViewCones to Model Terrestrial Spatial Video Gent, Belgium, [Link]
2009 Lewis, Paul and Fotheringham, A. Stewart and Winstanley, Adam (2009) Geocomputation 2009 Role of Spatial Video in GIS Sydney, Australia, [Link] [Full-Text]
2009 Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam (2009) LBS \& Telecartography Towards Integrating Spatial Video in an LBS Context Nottingham, England, [Link]
2008 Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam (2008) Transport Research Arena Europe 2008 Enhancing Location Based Services with Spatial Video Ljubljana, Slovinia, [Link]
2008 Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam and Fotheringham, A. Stewart (2008) Geographical Information Science (GIScience) Position Paper : A conceptual model of Spatial Video moving objects using Viewpoint data structures Park City, Utah, USA, [Link] [Full-Text]
2007 Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam and McCarthy, Tim (2007) International Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference Synchronised Encoding of GPS NMEA Messages onto High Definition Video Streams NUIM, Maynooth, Ireland, [Link] [Full-Text]
2006 O'Brien, Mary and Lewis, Paul and Fotheringham, A. Stewart and Charlton, Martin (2006) Regional Science Association International British and Irish Section A Spatial Analysis of Psychiatric Patient Records St.Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, [Link]
2005 Lewis, Paul and Winstanley, Adam (2005) Geographical Information Systems Research UK - 2005 Web Tools for Accessing Irish Census Data Glasgow, Scotland, [Link]
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