Biography

Thomas Newe (BEng., PhD, MIEEE) was born in Westmeath, Ireland in 1967. He received his Honours Degree in Computer Engineering in 1991. Following this, he worked as a senior software engineer with The Microelectronics Applications Centre (MAC), Ireland. He was awarded his PhD in 2003 from the University of Limerick for work on Formal Verification Logics for use in security protocol design.
He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick, group leader of the IoT/WSN Security activities in the Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre (www.ofsrc.ul.ie) and the Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (www.cris.ul.ie), a PI in
Confirm (www.confirm.ie), and FI in the MaREI (www.marei.ie), and Lero (www.lero.ie) SFI National Research Centres.
Tom sits on the board of Cyber Ireland (www.cyberireland.ie) and leads the Cyber Security industry upskilling activities in UL with the Cyber Skills (www.cyberskills.ie) HEA HCI Pillar 3 initiative.
He has graduated 17 PhD students in the general area of Security for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and currently, he has 6 registered students working in the areas of secure IoT for marine systems, medical environments, and Smart Manufacturing.
His areas of research include: Security for I4.0, Cyber-Physical System (CPS) Security,
IoT, Wireless Sensor Networks, Operating Systems, Cryptography/Encryption Algorithms, Data Security, Network Security and Formal Verification Methods.

Research Interests

Wireless Sensor Networks/IoT
Cyber-Physical systems for Smart Manufacturing
Securing Remote Control Operations
Environment monitoring sensor networks.
Cryptography/Encryption algorithms.
Data Security and Network Security protocols.
Security for the Cloud.
Formal verification methods.
Digital media Anti-Piracy methods and techniques.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2022 University of Limerick - Professor
  • 2016 University of Limerick - Senior Lecturer
  • 1999 University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • 1994 University of Limerick - Junior Lecturer
  • 1991 Microelectronics Applications Centre Ltd. - Software Design Engineer
  • 1988 Nixdorf Computer Int. - Test Engineer
  • 1986 Urovac Ltd, Athlone - Technician

Committee

  • 2021 Web Governance, Oversee the University's web activities, standards and strategy
  • 2020 Executive Committee Member Cyber Skills,
  • 2019 Board Member Cyber Ireland,
  • 2011 Springboard Courses Committee, 6 of the 8 springboard entrants to ECE are achieving their goal of obtaining an ICT level 9 qualification. I advised many of them in the early stages how to make the best of their study time so that could maximise their results.
  • 2010 Course Directors Committee, All course queries and modifications are handled by me. In the past two years the intake figures have doubled and this is due to the effort put into school visits and marketing initiatives such as a new course brochure. For the first time in over 7 years I expect the first year intake figures to pass 20 students. This includes CAO applicants and Mature applicants.
  • 2007 Environment Committee, Responsible for update and maintenance of committee web page from 2007 to 2010.
  • 1998 ECE Programme REview committee, Wrote module descriptions for many of the programming/software modules in the ECE department. The Cloud Computing (ET4077) and Mobile Applications Development (ED5042) are two recent modules.

Association

  • 2007 Member, IOP
  • 2006 Member, IEEE

Education

  • 2003 University of Limerick - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1996 University of Limerick - Masters of Engineering
  • 1991 University of Limerick - B.Eng.
  • 1988 University of Limerick - NCEA Diploma in Electronic Engineering
  • 1986 Athlone IT - National Certificate in Electronic Engineering

Patent

  • 1993 IE19920002706 19921006 - Method and apparatus for controlling a plurality of devices.

Outreach

  • School Visits 1994- Present Visit feeder schools to promote Science and Engineering Courses.
  • Open Days 1994- Present Manning of ECE courses stand. These days are necessary in order to promote our courses to second-level students and endeavour to increase our first-year intake figures and to recruit better students.
  • Graduate Evening 2009- Present Graduate Recruiting During these evenings recent graduates speak to prospective students about our courses and the job opportunities available. My role has been in getting past graduates to come and talk. To date, these have been successful with numbers attending in the region of 60 students and parents.
  • ECE Department WEB page. 2011- 2019 WEB page design, setup and maintenance
  • Mature Students Access Meeting (Outreach) 2009- Presents ECE BSc Course presenter. Every year I present to the students from the mature student access programme that are considering our course. This has resulted in an increase in mature students to our BSc programmes (currently we have approximately 2-4 mature students in each year of LM083 and LM080).
  • The Cyber Security Academy funding is a joint application between the Cyberskills partners, UL, MTU, and TUDublin). Cybersecurity is of critical importance to our society and economy and skills shortages exist both in Ireland and globally. This SFI Discover Programme funding will allow us (CyberSkills partners) to engage a new generation in the field of cybersecurity. The Cyber Security Academy is a unique opportunity for secondary school students to gain practical insight into the technical aspects of cybersecurity, and to practice the skills that they will learn throughout the week on the programme using a state-of-the-art cyber range. A cyber range is a platform that allows for the simulation of real-life cybersecurity challenges. Career champions are embedded into the program planning, through career talks at the Academy and schools cybersecurity challenge competition and integrated with other more established careers events such as iWISH, SFI Smart Futures and STEM South West. This programme will create a pipeline of future cybersecurity students for UL and the Cyberskills partners and facilitate the education of future professionals that have an understanding of the personal attributes and technical skills required to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

Other

  • General Co-Chair of the 12th ICST (International Conference on Sensing Technology) which is being hosted in UL on December 3rd-6th 2018
  • Board member of Cyber Ireland (www.cyberireland.ie) Irelands Cyber Security Cluster.

Research Collaborators

  • Bhawani Chowdhry - External Examiner - Mehran University Engineering & Technology -Pakistan
  • Gourab Sen Gupta - Host Incoming Visitor - Massey University -New Zealand
  • Kate Sugden - Funding Award - Aston University -England
  • Kyricaos Kalli - Joint Publication - Cyprus University of Technology -Cyprus
  • Leszek Jaroszewicz - Funding Award - Military University of Technology -Poland
  • Mason Alex - External Examiner - Liverpool John Moores University -England
  • Simon Grattan - Funding Award - Almac Group -Northern Ireland
  • Stefan Tatschner - Joint Publication - Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security -Germany
  • Steffen Lochmann - Host Incoming Visitor - Hochschule Wismar -Germany
  • Subhas Mukhopadhyay - Outgoing Visitor - Massey University -New Zealand
  • Subhas Mukhopadhyay - Outgoing Visitor - Macquarie University -Australia
  • Sven Plaga - Joint Publication - Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security -Germany
  • Yue L I - Joint Publication - Donghua University -China
  • Paul Miller - Funding Award - Queen's University Belfast

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

A secure end-to-end IoT solution

Mathur, A,Newe, T,Elgenaidi, W,Rao, M,Dooly, G,Toal, D (2017) A secure end-to-end IoT solution. Sensors And Actuators A-Physical :291-299

2014

Wireless Sensor Node Hardware

Healy, M,Newe, T,Lewis, E,Webster, JG,Eren, H (2014) Wireless Sensor Node Hardware. Measurement, Instrumentation, And Sensors Handbook: Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, And Radiation Measurement, 2nd Edition

2012

Formal verification of a key agreement protocol for wireless sensor networks

Li, Y.;Chen, D.;Newe, T.; (2012) Formal verification of a key agreement protocol for wireless sensor networks. Proc. Of The 11th Ieee Int. Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications, Trustcom-2012 - 11th Ieee Int. Conference On Ubiquitous Computing And Communications, Iucc-2012

Books

2017

Wireless sensor node hardware

Healy, M.;Newe, T.;Lewis, E.; (2017) Wireless sensor node hardware. Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook: Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement, Second Edition

2009

Development of a prototyping platform for the integration of multiple fiber optic sensing devices to a SHIMMER (TM) system for in-situ maritime monitoring. 2009 Ieee Sensors, Vols 1-3

O'Connell, E. and O'Keeffe S. and Newe T. and Healy M. and Lewis E. and Lyons W. B. and Ieee (2009) Development of a prototyping platform for the integration of multiple fiber optic sensing devices to a SHIMMER (TM) system for in-situ maritime monitoring. 2009 Ieee Sensors, Vols 1-3. 2009 Ieee Sensors, Vols 1-32009 Ieee Sensors, Vols 1-3 :1800-1803

Book Chapters

2024

Cybersecurity as a Service

Morris J.;Tatschner S.;Heinl M.P.;Heinl P.;Newe T.;Plaga S. (2024) Cybersecurity as a Service. Switzerland : Springer Nature Cybersecurity Vigilance and Security Engineering of Internet of Everything :141-161

2017

Wireless sensor node hardware

Healy M.;Newe T.;Lewis E. (2017) Wireless sensor node hardware. Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook: Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement, Second Edition :86-1-86-15

2017

Medical IoT systems: architecture and security

Mathur, A;Newe, T;Elgenaidi, W;Rao, M;Lewis, E;Toal, D (2017) Medical IoT systems: architecture and security. BRISTOL : IOP PUBLISHING LTD WEARABLE SENSORS: APPLICATIONS, DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION

2014

Wireless Sensor Node Hardware

Healy M, Newe T. and Lewis E., (2014) Wireless Sensor Node Hardware. USA : CRC Press Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook, Second Edition, Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement :1-15

Edited Books

Other Journals

Conference Publications

2019

Procedia Manufacturing

O'Riordan A.D.;Toal D.;Newe T.;Dooly G. (2019) Procedia Manufacturing. Procedia Manufacturing :408-414

2019

Procedia Manufacturing

Coady J.;Toal D.;Newe T.;Dooly G. (2019) Procedia Manufacturing. Procedia Manufacturing :840-847

2019

Procedia Manufacturing

Lynch L.;McGuinness F.;Clifford J.;Rao M.;Walsh J.;Toal D.;Newe T. (2019) Procedia Manufacturing. Procedia Manufacturing :1683-1690

2015

NUIG

Mathur, Avijit and Newe, Thomas (2015) NUIG .

2015

FPGA based Reconfigurable IPSec AH core suitable for IoT applications

Rao, M,Newe, T,Grout, I,Lewis, E,Mathur, A,Wu, YL,Min, GY,Georgalas, N,Hu, J,Atzori, L,Jin, XL,Jarvis, S,Liu, L,Calvo, RA (2015) FPGA based Reconfigurable IPSec AH core suitable for IoT applications. Cit/Iucc/Dasc/Picom 2015 Ieee International Conference On Computer And Information Technology - Ubiquitous Computing And Communications - Dependable, Autonomic And Secure Computing - Pervasive Intelligence And Computing :2216-2220

2015

24TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPTICAL FIBRE SENSORS

Duraibabu, D,Poeggel, S,Lehzen, K,Dooly, G,Lewis, E,Leen, G,Newe, T,Kalinowski, HJ,Fabris, JL,Bock, WJ (2015) 24TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OPTICAL FIBRE SENSORS. Optical Coherence Tomography And Coherence Techniques V

2015

Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM), 2015 IEEE International Conference on

Rao, Muzaffar and Newe, Thomas and Grout, Ian and Lewis, Elfed and Mathur, Avijit (2015) Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM), 2015 IEEE International Conference on. :140-143

2015

FPGA based Real time 'secure' body temperature monitoring suitable for WBSN

Rao, M,Newe, T,Grout, I,Lewis, E,Mathur, A,Wu, YL,Min, GY,Georgalas, N,Hu, J,Atzori, L,Jin, XL,Jarvis, S,Liu, L,Calvo, RA (2015) FPGA based Real time 'secure' body temperature monitoring suitable for WBSN. Cit/Iucc/Dasc/Picom 2015 Ieee International Conference On Computer And Information Technology - Ubiquitous Computing And Communications - Dependable, Autonomic And Secure Computing - Pervasive Intelligence And Computing :140-143

2014

OCEAN SENSING AND MONITORING VI

Duraibabu, DB,Poeggel, S,Lewis, E,Newe, T,Hou, WW,Arnone, RA (2014) OCEAN SENSING AND MONITORING VI. Optical Coherence Tomography And Coherence Techniques V

2014

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

Duraibabu, D.B.;Poeggel, S.;Omerdic, E.;Kalli, K.;Capocci, R.;Lacraz, A.;Dooly, G.;Lewis, E.;Newe, T.;Leen, G.;Toal, D.; (2014) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. Proceedings Of Ieee Sensors

2014

IEEE Sensors 2014

2. Duraibabu D B, Poeggel S, Omerdic E, Kalli K, Capocci R, Lacraz A, Dooly G, Lewis E, Newe T, Leen G, Toal D (2014) IEEE Sensors 2014.

2014

SENSORS, 2014 IEEE

D. B. Duraibabu and S. Poeggel and E. Omerdic and K. Kalli and R. Capocci and A. Lacraz and G. Dooly and E. Lewis and T. Newe and G. Leen and D. Toal (2014) SENSORS, 2014 IEEE. :394-397

2014

Novel miniature pressure and temperature optical fibre sensor based on an extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) and Fibre Bragg Gratings (FBG) for the Ocean environment

Duraibabu, DB,Poeggel, S,Omerdic, E,Kalli, K,Capocci, R,Lacraz, A,Dooly, G,Lewis, E,Newe, T,Leen, G,Toal, D, (2014) Novel miniature pressure and temperature optical fibre sensor based on an extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) and Fibre Bragg Gratings (FBG) for the Ocean environment. 2012 Ieee Sensors Proceedings

2014

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

Duraibabu, D.B.;Poeggel, S.;Omerdic, E.;Kalli, K.;Capocci, R.;Lacraz, A.;Dooly, G.;Lewis, E.;Newe, T.;Leen, G.;Toal, D.; (2014) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. Proceedings Of Ieee Sensors

2012

2012 IEEE SENSORS PROCEEDINGS

Zacharias, S,Newe, T,O'Keeffe, S,Lewis, E, (2012) 2012 IEEE SENSORS PROCEEDINGS. 2012 Ieee Sensors Proceedings :1842-1845

2012

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

Zacharias, S.;Newe, T.;O'Keeffe, S.;Lewis, E.; (2012) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. Proceedings Of Ieee Sensors

2012

Sensors, 2012 IEEE

Zacharias, Sven and Newe, Thomas and O'Keeffe, Sinead and Lewis, Elfed (2012) Sensors, 2012 IEEE. :1-4

2012

IEEE Sensors 2012

Zacharias, S., Newe T. O'Keeffe S. and Lewis E., (2012) IEEE Sensors 2012.

2011

2011 IEEE SENSORS

O'Connell, E,O'Keeffe, S,Newe, T,Lewis, E, (2011) 2011 IEEE SENSORS. 2011 Ieee Sensors :1558-1561

2011

SENSORS & THEIR APPLICATIONS XVI

Zacharias, S,Newe, T,Kyriacou, PA,O'Riordan, A,McConnell, G (2011) SENSORS & THEIR APPLICATIONS XVI. Eurotherm Seminar 102: Thermal Management Of Electronic Systems

2011

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

O'Connell, E.;O'Keeffe, S.;Newe, T.;Lewis, E.; (2011) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. Proceedings Of Ieee Sensors

2011

Sensors, 2011 IEEE

O'Connell, E and O'Keeffe, S and Newe, T and Lewis, E (2011) Sensors, 2011 IEEE. :1558-1561

2011

2011 IEEE SENSORS

Cionca, V,Newe, T,Dadarlat, V, (2011) 2011 IEEE SENSORS. 2011 Ieee Sensors :1209-1212

2011

IEEE Sensors 2011

O'Connell E., O'Keeffe S., Newe T., Lewis E. (2011) IEEE Sensors 2011. :1558-1561

2011

IEEE Sensors 2011

Cionca, V.; Newe, T.; Dadarlat, V. (2011) IEEE Sensors 2011 . :1209-1212

2009

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

O'Connell, E.;O'Keeffe, S.;Newe, T.;Healy, M.;Lewis, E.;Lyons, W.B.; (2009) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. Proceedings Of Ieee Sensors

2009

2009 IEEE SENSORS, VOLS 1-3

Johnson, M; Healy, M; van de Ven, P; Hayes, MJ; Nelson, J; Newe, T; Lewis, E (2009) 2009 IEEE SENSORS, VOLS 1-3. :1366-1369

2009

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

Johnson, M.;Healy, M.;Van De Ven, P.;Hayes, M.J.;Nelson, J.;Newe, T.;Lewis, E.; (2009) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. Proceedings Of Ieee Sensors

2009

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

Johnson M., Healy M., Van De Ven P., Hayes M.J., Nelson J., Newe T., Lewis E. (2009) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. :1439-1442

2009

Sensors, 2009 IEEE

O'Connell, E and O'Keeffe, S and Newe, T and Healy, M and Lewis, E and Lyons, WB (2009) Sensors, 2009 IEEE. :1800-1803

2009

2009 IEEE SENSORS, VOLS 1-3

OConnell, E; OKeeffe, S; Newe, T; Healy, M; Lewis, E; Lyons, WB (2009) 2009 IEEE SENSORS, VOLS 1-3. :1722-1725

2009

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors

O'Connell E., O'Keeffe S., Newe T., Healy M., Lewis E., Lyons W.B. (2009) Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. :1800-1803

2008

SENSORCOMM 2008

Cionca V, Newe T. and Dadarlat V. (2008) SENSORCOMM 2008. :30-35

2004

IEEE-INES-2004

Coffey T., Ventuneac M., Newe T., Salomie I. (2004) IEEE-INES-2004. :325-330

2003

7th International Conference on EMES ¿99

Newe, T., Coffey, T.,Ammori, B. J.,Barclay, G. R.,Larvin, M.,McMahon, M. J. (2003) 7th International Conference on EMES ¿99. Division of Surgery, The University of Leeds, and Center for Digestive Diseases, The General Infirma Pancreas :58-64

2002

ICAI-2002

Newe, T., Coffey, T. (2002) ICAI-2002.

2002

ICAI-2002

Newe, T., Coffey, T. (2002) ICAI-2002. :*-*

2000

ISPLC 2000

Newe T., Coffey T. (2000) ISPLC 2000. :109-116

Conference Contributions

Published Reports

Editorials

2019

Welcome message

Newe T.;Mukhopadhyay S. (2019) Welcome message. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST

2008

SENSORCOMM 2008

Mauri J.L., Vasseur J.P., Stojmenovic I., Verma B., Matias I.R., Song M., Dutta D., Karnapke R., Calafate C.T., Braem B., Newe T., Oleshchuk V., Neering J., Hayes J., Fortino G., Ramirez M.A., Mora J.A.M., Ansari N., Domingo M.C., Bondarenko O., Monsi M.S.H., Pantazis N., Simplot-Ryl D., Ghahroudi M.R., Popescu M. (2008) SENSORCOMM 2008. :xvi-xvii

Book Reviews

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Other Publications

2019

Welcome message

Newe T.;Mukhopadhyay S. (2019) Welcome message. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST

2017

Reconfiguration of neighbouring nodes in coastal monitoring wireless sensor networks based on leader node recommendation. 2017 4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, CoDIT 2017

Elgenaidi, W.,Newe, T.,O’Connell, E.,Mathur, A.,Toal, D.,Dooly, G. (2017) Reconfiguration of neighbouring nodes in coastal monitoring wireless sensor networks based on leader node recommendation. 2017 4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, CoDIT 2017. 2017 4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, CoDIT 20172017 4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, CoDIT 2017 :348-352

2016

Optical fibre multi-parameter sensing with secure cloud based signal capture and processing. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

Newe, T.,O’Connell, E.,Meere, D.,Yuan, H.,Leen, G.,O’Keeffe, S.,Lewis, E. (2016) Optical fibre multi-parameter sensing with secure cloud based signal capture and processing. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

2016

Review and evaluation of WSN simulation tools in a cloud based environment. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST

Mcloughlin, D.,O’Connell, E.,Elgenaidi, W.,Coleman, J.,Newe, T. (2016) Review and evaluation of WSN simulation tools in a cloud based environment. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICSTProceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST

2016

Memory storage administration of security encryption keys for line topology in maritime wireless sensor networks. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST

Elgenaidi, W.,Newe, T.,O’connell, E.,Toal, D.,Dooly, G.,Coleman, J. (2016) Memory storage administration of security encryption keys for line topology in maritime wireless sensor networks. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICSTProceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST

2014

A multi-wavelength discriminating sensor with a wireless mote interface for aquatic pollution monitoring. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST

O’Connell, E.,O’Keeffe, S.,Newe, T.,Lewis, E.,Meere, D. (2014) A multi-wavelength discriminating sensor with a wireless mote interface for aquatic pollution monitoring. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICSTProceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST :151-154

2012

Development of a discriminating fibre optic sensing array for wireless real time analysis of the maritime environment. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

O’Connell, E.,Healy, M.,O’Keeffe, S.,Newe, T.,Lewis, E. (2012) Development of a discriminating fibre optic sensing array for wireless real time analysis of the maritime environment. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical EngineeringProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

2008

SENSORCOMM 2008

Mauri J.L., Vasseur J.P., Stojmenovic I., Verma B., Matias I.R., Song M., Dutta D., Karnapke R., Calafate C.T., Braem B., Newe T., Oleshchuk V., Neering J., Hayes J., Fortino G., Ramirez M.A., Mora J.A.M., Ansari N., Domingo M.C., Bondarenko O., Monsi M.S.H., Pantazis N., Simplot-Ryl D., Ghahroudi M.R., Popescu M. (2008) SENSORCOMM 2008. :xvi-xvii