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Paul Lewis

  • Ph.D
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow
  • National Centre for Geocomputation, National university of Ireland, Maynooth
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I currently hold a position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Centre for Geocomputation at NUI Maynooth, Ireland. Upon completion of my post-primary education I spent 5 years working in retail management followed by 4 years in IT; commissioning retail business management systems and training clients. In 2001 I commenced a 4 year undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering. During my final year I was successfully awarded both the Embark Initiative IRCSET Research Grant and the NUIM John and Pat Hume Scholarship to undertake a PhD in a computer science field. During my undergraduate period I developed a close affiliation with the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), at NUIM, through two internships I won in 2004 and 2005. I developed two web applications, a census data access portal and a census data mapping portal, for the NUIM Intranet, and a research photography archive system ( I currently maintain these when required. In 2005 the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) was set-up in NUIM through Science Foundation Ireland funding and it is through here that I undertook my PhD. I completed it in October 2009; my thesis title is 'Linking Spatial Video and GIS' ( Since completion of my PhD I have worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at NCG on two research strands. One being the commissioning of the Geographically Weighted Regression software, 'GWR4', and the development of its web interface ( The other, ongoing work, is in the development of a large scale cloud based Mobile Mapping System spatial data handling framework.

Recent publications

  • TN-ITS GO; Ireland's steps towards a harmonised European Service for fresh and accurate Road-Network Map Data

    • Dr. Paul Lewis
    • Dr. Tim McCarthy
    • John McCarthy
    • et al.
  • Automated extraction of road median from airborne laser scanning data

    • Kumar P
    • Lewis P

Professional experience

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

National Centre for Geocomputation, National university of Ireland, Maynooth

July 2009 - Present



Department of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Maynooth

September 2001 - July 2009(8 years)