Ian Kavanagh

PhD | Dublin, Ireland | IanKavanaghIE@gmail.com

I am an ambitious, high achieving Director and Senior Software Engineer at Azyra. In 2018, I graduated with a PhD in Electronic Engineering. I’m a problem solver, always looking to improve processes and develop useful features, with a proven track record for implementing changes. I have strong technical skills as well as excellent interpersonal and management skills, which has provided improvements in employee retention and satisfaction.


Experience

Director

Azyra

2021 - Present

Senior Software Engineer

Azyra

2018 - Present

  • Oversaw and produced modern website for the first time in 20 years
  • Designed and developed implementation of HMRC Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) in C#/X#/SQL which received first time approval and praise for ease of use and closeness to HMRC guidelines
  • Implemented new Git workflow, trained new and old developers and developed scripts to improve efficiency and reduce the time to release

Technical Recruitment Manager

Azyra

2019 - 2021

  • Increased development team size by 100% in 2 years
  • Developed onboarding plan and training for all new developers
  • Improved retention rate of developers after 6 months from 50% to 100%
  • Onboard and manage Graduate and Junior Developers

Consultant Web Developer

W39 Services

2011 - 2018

  • Consulted on IT issues and solutions including website and business processes to improve the efficiency of management and employees
  • Managed company website on an ongoing basis including further development through HTML5 and CSS3

Consultant Electronic Engineer

BlueBridge Technologies

2014 - 2015

  • Produced feasibility studies on viable technologies for new prototypes
  • Developed an embedded system and IoT prototypes for client proposals

Software Engineer

Electric Ireland

2012

  • Enhanced debtors reporting efficiency by 90% with custom VBA tool developed under my own initiative in consultation with relevant team
  • Built a graphing and monitoring tool to manage complaint resolutions

Education

PhD in, Electronic Engineering

Dublin City University

2014 - 2018

Thesis: Accurate and efficient full-wave modelling for indoor radio wave propagation

  • Awarded fully funded 48 month GOI Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 1st place in 2 best student paper awards
  • 2nd place in IEEE student paper contest for EMEA
  • Published 2 journal papers and 12 conference papers

B.Eng in, Electronic Engineering

Dublin City University

2010 - 2014

  • 1st in class with 1.1, First Class Honours

Skills

Programming Languages and Tools

Currently use

  • C#
  • .NET
  • .NET Core
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • git
  • GitHub
  • Azure
  • Vim
  • Visual Studio
  • VS Code

Previously used

  • C
  • C++
  • Jave
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap
  • PHP
  • Matlab
  • LaTeX
  • mySQL
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi

This website is built with

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap

  • Interests

    When I’m not working or learning new things, I can usually be found with my 10 year old puppy like Labrador Toby. At the weekends, I’m either refereeing or travelling to a GAA match. I also like building Lego Star Wars spaceships.


    Publications

    Thesis

    Journal Papers

    Conference Papers

    I. Kavanagh, S. Hussain, and C. Brennan, “A full wave propagation model for indoor wireless communications,” in The 17th Research Colloquium on Communications and Radio Science into the 21st Century, pp. 1-4, 2014. V. Pham-Xuan, I. Kavanagh, M. Condon, and C. Brennan, “On comparison of integral equation approaches for indoor wave propagation,” in 2014 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Prop- agation in Wireless Communications (APWC), pp. 796-799, 2014. I. Kavanagh, V. Pham-Xuan, M. Condon, and C. Brennan, “A method of moments based indoor propagation model,” in 2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), pp. 1- 5, 2015. I. Kavanagh and C. Brennan, “Computationally efficient extension of a 2d integral equation propagation model to 3d,” in 2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), pp. 187-190, 2015. I. Kavanagh, “Developing a method of moments based indoor propagation model,” in IEEE EUROCON 2015 - International Conference on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON), pp. 1-6, 2015. I. Kavanagh and C. Brennan, “Preliminary comparison of 3d integral equation based indoor propagation model and ray tracing,” in 2015 International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC), pp. 350-354, 2015. I. Kavanagh and C. Brennan, “A hybrid 2d to 3d full wave indoor propagation model,” in 2016 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), pp. 748-751, 2016. I. Kavanagh, S. Hussain, and C. Brennan, “Comparison of 3d volume integral equation and ray tracing for indoor propagation modelling,” in 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), pp. 1-4, 2016. I. Kavanagh and C. Brennan, “Analysis of full wave 2d to 3d propagation models and ray tracing for indoor environments,” in Communications and Radio Science for a Smarter World, Royal Irish Academy Research Colloquium, pp. 53-56, 2017. I. Kavanagh and C. Brennan, “Preliminary investigation of power delay profile computation from full wave frequency domain indoor propagation model,” in 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), pp. 2242-2245, 2017. I. Kavanagh and C. Brennan, “Validation of a volume integral equation method for indoor propagation modelling,” in Loughborough Antennas Propagation Conference (LAPC 2017), pp. 1-5, 2017. I. Kavanagh and C. Brennan, “Volume integral equation based modelling of in building propagation,” in 2017 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), pp. 1498-1501, 2017.