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Hugh Melvin is a Lecturer in the Department of Information
Technology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to
joining NUI,G in 1998, he worked with the Electricity Supply Board
for nine years and latterly as C&I Maintenance Manager, Moneypoint
Power Station. He received a B.E. degree from University College
Dublin, Ireland in 1988, an MBA from the University of Limerick,
Ireland in 1997, and an M.Sc. in Applied Computing from the National
University of Ireland, Galway in 2000. He is currently a PhD
candidate in the Performance Engineering Laboratory in UCD. He is a
Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland and of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
In addition to his work with the ECRG group at NUI,G, his
research interests include Internet Multimedia, Time
Synchronization, and Real Time Systems. His current PhD
work is examining the potential of synchronised time to enhance
Quality of Service (QoS) in a Voice-over-IP environment.
IP2000: Responsible for delivery of distributed time
synchronisation to enable transaction timestamping in an agent
IP2001: Responsible for delivery and integration of component
technologies including, Global Positioning System (GPS), General
Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Network Time Protocol (NTP) and
Geographic Information Systems (GIS).