Debbie Rankin successfully defended her PhD thesis yesterday and should be able to graduate in the summer after making a few minor changes. She demonstrated a great depth of knowledge in her area of research, Iris Recognition, and the results of her experiments show that the Iris pattern can change significantly over a short period of time (it is a common assumption to make that the Iris is does not change).
Debbie has started work at SilverFish Studios and is now the 3rd person employed there who has a PhD qualification and joins a team who have all graduated from the University of Ulster. I called into SilverFish recently and I was impressed with the exciting range of apps and games related projects that they are currently developing. I think the highly qualified, young team makes a great difference to the culture of the company and innovative qualities of their products.