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Irish Fulbright Scholars visit SPSU

Marietta, Ga. (Feb. 3, 2012) Dr. Eugene Coyle and Dr. Nicholas Gillian, both Fulbright Scholars who hail from Ireland, are visiting the campus this spring to present lectures to students and meet and interact with faculty and academic administrators. Their visits to SPSU are part of an ongoing program to internationalize the campus and curricula and were organized by Raj Sashti, director of international program development, Dr. Bill Diong, associate professor of electrical engineering, and Dr. Richard Halstead Nussloch, a professor in the Department of Information Technology.

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Dr. Coyle, head of the School of Electrical Engineering Systems at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), will be on campus Feb. 15-16 lecturing and exchanging ideas. 

Currently affiliated with Purdue University’s Global Research Institute, Dr. Coyle specializes in energy policy and its relevance to and impact on engineering education.

Post-doctoral fellow and Fulbright Scholar Nicholas Gillian will visit SPSU from Feb. 29 to March 2. He is working in the Responsive Environments group at the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research focuses on the application of machine learning for the real-time recognition of musical gestures. 

Nick GillianWhile completing his doctorate at Queen’s University Belfast, Dr.. Gillian worked on the European Union (EU) research project SKILLS. He has an undergraduate degree in music technology and a Master of Art in Sonic Arts from Queen’s University Belfast and has composed music for several dramatic productions.