About Us

Founded in 2016, Ubotica Technologies provides technical expertise in the areas of Computer Vision and Machine Learning in embedded systems at the Edge.

Ubotica is headquartered in Ireland with a team of AI Engineers based in DCU Alpha, Glasnevin, Dublin and also has a team of Computer Vision Engineers in Spain based in UCLM, Ciudad Real.

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The founders of the company have over 100 years of combined expertise in the information technology sector and have been instrumental in the success of several companies including Parthus Technologies (silicon IP), GloNav (GPS receivers) and most recently Movidius (low power vision processing), which was acquired by Intel in 2016.

Ubotica has developed Computer Vision and Machine Learning algorithms for several different market segments including Space, IoT, Industry 4.0 and Biomedical.  The Intel Movidius Myriad family of Vision Processing Units (VPU) is used to provide Computer Vision and Machine Learning functionality for many of Ubotica’s solutions.

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The Team

Founders & Executive Management

Fintan Buckley
Fintan BuckleyFounder & CEO
25+ Years in various Sr Technical, VP & Sr Managerial roles in Software & Hardware

VP Engineering Scenario Inc, a US based technology design construction company. Guided the development of the key technology and was instrumental in the trade sale in 2014

Sr Engineering Director with Trintech Technologies during the credit card “Chip and Pin” roll out in the UK and Ireland

One of the founding employees in Parthus Technologies acting in a variety of Sr Technical and Sr Mgt roles contributing to the successful floatation on the NASDAQ and LSE

BA (Mod) Computer Science from TCD

John Bourke
John BourkeFounder & CFO
25+ Years of Sr Finance roles, Start Ups, Funding, Scaling and Trade Sales

Co-Founder & CFO of Movidius sold to Intel in 2016

Co-Founder & CFO of Glonav Inc. sold to NXP / ST Semiconductors in 2008

Sr VP Finance at NASDAQ listed Parthus /CEVA Inc

E&Y Director In Corporate Finance & Audit in Dublin & Philadelphia

Stanford University Grad School of Business (US)
Fellow Chartered Accountant (Irl)
Bachelor Acc & Finance (DCU)

Aubrey Dunne
Aubrey DunneFounder & CTO
10+ years of technology-driven engineering design consultancy with Jaliko, consulting to Movidius, Intel and the European Space Agency.

Expertise in the fields of image processing, computer & machine vision, and embedded design.

Hardware Design Team Lead on H2020 ‘Eyes of Things’ visual IoT project within Movidius.

Ph.D. in Computer Vision (DCU)
M.Eng. in Electronic Systems (DCU)
B.Eng. in Mechatronic Engineering (DCU)

Sean Mitchell
Sean MitchellChairman & CCO
25+ years of experience in C Level and senior executive management, marketing and technical roles in designing imaging, graphics & DSP processors, AI & CV.

Senior Director of SW Engineering with Intel, Ireland.

Co-Founder of Movidius and CEO, COO. Movidius sold to Intel in 2016.

VP Software Engineering, Silansys Technologies, sold to Frontier Silicon.

VP Engineering, Parthus Technologies which went public on NASDAQ and LSE.

Bachelors and Masters of Electronic Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin.
Masters in Management Practice, Trinity College Dublin; Irish Management Institute.
Diploma in New Business Management.
Diploma in International Sales Management.

Dr. David Moloney
Dr. David MoloneyChief Scientist
25+ years of experience in CTO and senior executive management and technical roles in systems, software and processor design.

Intel Ireland – Director of Machine Vision R&D

Movidius Ltd – CTO & Co-Founder which sold to Intel in 2016

Parthus Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ & LSE) – CTO & Wireless Business Unit founder

STMicroelectronics, Castelletto (MI), Italy – Co-founder of Hard-Disk Drive Read Channel business

Siemens Halbleiter AG (Infineon), Munich, Germany – Senior CMOS SoC design engineer,

Holder of numerous patents, conference and journal papers.

Co author of multiple €M’s grant funded project proposals including FP7 PEPPHER & EXCESS, H2020 Eyes of Things and Bonseyes (rated #1 in 2016 ICT call).

PhD Engineering, Trinity College Dublin
Bachelors and in Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU)

Brian Quinn
Brian QuinnChief Strategy Officer
20+ years of experience in Senior Management roles at Intel Corp.

Managing Director – Second Edge Technology Solutions

Intel Labs Europe – Managing Director.

Has acted as policy advisor to European Commission and served as an ‘expert’ reviewer, evaluator and advisor to the European Commission and Irish National Government (& agencies).

Track record in delivering various technology ‘research to product’ company strategies.

Member of Intel Ireland’s site leadership team, leading specific strategic initiatives for the site.

Post-graduate Diplomas in Accounting and Finance from ACCA, and in Innovation Management from the National University of Ireland.
Bachelors degree in Computer Science & Business – Dublin City University (DCU).

Technical Advisors

Prof Oscar Deniz Suarez (UCLM Spain)
Prof Oscar Deniz Suarez (UCLM Spain)Technical Advisor
Oscar’s research interests are mainly focused on computer vision and pattern recognition. He holds a Computer Degree (MsC) and a PhD in Computer Vision (2006) from Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

– Author of more than 50 refereed papers in journals and conferences.
– Visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Imperial College London (UK) and Leica Biosystems (Ireland).
– Currently, Associate Professor at UCLM and contributes to VISILAB.
– Senior Member of the IEEE and is affiliated with the AAAI, SIANI, CEA-IFAC, AEPIA, AERFAI-IAPR and The Computer Vision Foundation.
– Serves as an Academic Editor of Journal PLoS ONE.
– Coordinator of European H2020 Project “Eyes of Things” and Partner in European H2020 Project BONSEYES.
– Reviewer/Technical Expert for EU programs and Advisory Board Member of H2020 project TULIPP.

Prof Maria Gloria Garcia (UCLM Spain)
Prof Maria Gloria Garcia (UCLM Spain)Technical Advisor
Gloria is Associate Professor at the Engineering School of University of Castilla-La Mancha. She holds a PhD in Machine Vision from Coventry University, UK (1998) and a Physics Degree (1993) from UCM, Madrid.

– Principal researcher in several research centers such as CNRS, Louis Pasteur Univ. Strasbourg (France), Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Technology (UK) and CEIT San Sebastian (Spain).
– Author of 2 patents, 4 registered software papers and more than 80 refereed papers.
– Served as visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and Leica Biosystems (Ireland).
– Member of the IEEE and is affiliated with several societies such as ESDIP, CEA-IFAC, SEMF and SEIB.
– Principal researcher of different national and international projects focused on artificial intelligence and image processing.
– Coordinator of the European AIDPATH project entitled ‘Academia and Industry Collaboration for Digital Pathology’.

The Spain team

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The Ireland team

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