The viciLogic Development Team

Core Research Team


Dr Fearghal Morgan

Fearghal is the Director of the Bio-Inspired Electronics and Reconfigurable Computing Research Group, National University of Ireland Galway. He has over 30 years research and industry experience in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has published over 120 research papers, conference proceedings and patents. Fearghal worked for seven years in the electronic and communications design industry with Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). He has 28 years experience teaching Digital Logic and Reconfigurable Computing Systems design to undergraduates, taught Masters, Ph.D/Masters researchers, Training of Trainers and international industry (Europe and USA). He has developed a passion for investigating new ways to enhance Digital System Design education, and applies research-led and workshop-based teaching techniques. Fearghal received the NUI Galway President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009.

Development Lead

Frank Callaly

Frank is a freelance software developer and architect based in Galway Ireland with over 20 years of experience in working with, and leading, development teams to deliver large-scale high-performance software systems. Working primarily in the areas of web technologies and mobile telecoms networks, Frank has designed software that has been deployed in mobile networks, including Tier 1 networks, across the globe.

Front End Development

Dr Seamus Cawley

Seamus led the front end viciLogic platform development. Seamus completed his Ph.D. in 2012 in hardware neural network development and applications, and remote FPGA lab development.

FPGA Development

Aedan Coffey

Aedan led the vicilogic FPGA core development. Aedan has over 30 years experience in the electronics industry, including the design of Integrated Circuits, FPGAs, Data Storage Systems, Database Accelerators, Serial ATA controllers and PHYs. He has also been involved in the development of specialist Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools for Integrated Circuit Design. Aedan has worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, Eurologic Systems Ltd and was a founder of Toucan Technology, a company that provided hardware and integrated circuit design services, which was subsequently bought by PMC Sierra. He has been granted 12 patents.

vicilogic Client Tools and Applications Development

Dr Declan O'Loughlin

Declan has supported the development of the vicilogic FPGA prototyping and GUI creator application, which enables user (students and engineers) to quickly implement their design on remote and local FPGAs, and to create interactive GUIs which link with remote hardware to illustrate behaviour and enhance understanding.

Dr László Bakó

SAPIENTIA - Hungarian University of Transylvania, Targu-Mures/Corunca. László has collaborated on the vicilogic development since 2014

Prof Frédéric Rousseau,

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, TIMA. Frédéric has collaborated on the development of the RISC-V Online Tutor course

Darren Lyons

Development of the viciLab FPGA prototyping and GUI creator application.

Pedagogy Consultant Mijam Neelen and Lynda Donovan

Learnovate Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

UI/UX Consultant Mark Crawford and Gary Hammond

Iterate Ltd, Dublin

Enterprise Ireland (EI)

Pat Meegan, EI Mentor

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) Technology Transfer Office

Ian Gallivan

Gary Lupton

John McGuire

Pat Kelly

Business Development Consultant Dr David Nugent

Elucidare Ltd.

Tools, application development and test engineering team (summer internships)

NUIGalway Enterprise Ireland