John Ronan

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John Ronan

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John-Ronan
Personal Summary

ORCID ID – https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0183-2517

John returned to the Infrastructure Group of TSSG in October 2016. His current role within the TSSG is as the Technical Lead within the Infrastructure Group.

Prior to this he was working with Cartoon Saloon (a feature-film animation studio based in Kilkenny). While with them he developed a multi-year roadmap of IT infrastucture improvements, and personally orchestrated the first phase of these: a major networking and storage upgrade that had to be completed with zero hours of lost production time. This has since formed the blueprint for Cartoon Saloon’s other ventures, including their new production partnership company, Lighthouse studios.

From November 2015 to April 2016 John was responsible for developing a proof-of-concept network security device. This involved the use of various technologies including AWS, OpenVPN, Ansible, Mikrotik Routers, Raspberry Pi, PHP and the Python language.

From 2013 to mid 2015 he was in a start-up company where he spent quite a bit of time in Europe talking to prospective customers and agents. This included and several weeks testing at Deutsche Telecom labs. This resulted in several customers including Reitlanden BV, Port of Amsterdam, and the German government security services. He was responsible for the design, deployment, comissioning of services across all AWS regions, some custom deploymentsfor specific customers, as well as monitoring and management systems for the entire infrastructure and Level 3 support.

John is a volunteer with Waterford Civil Defence, holding the rank of first officer. He is a radio communications instructor, swiftwater rescue instructor, and a IAA certified SUA (drone) pilot.

Education

2004, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Waterford IT.
2000, MSc. in Computing “Firmware Deployment of Strong Encryption, an Investigation and Implementation”, Waterford IT.
1998 BSc in Computing (Industrial), Waterford IT.
1995 Class A Radio Experimenters License, Cork.
1993 National Certificate in Industrial Computing (Industrial), Waterford IT

Publications
  • Ronan, P. Donovan and B. Mulcahy, Public Service, APRS and the Internet of Things in Proceedings of 35th ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference, pp. 65-71, ARRL, September 2016 (PDF)
  • Ronan and D. Long, Evaluating OLSR and B.A.T.M.A.N. over D-STAR, in Proceedings of 32nd ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference, pp. 43-50, ARRL, September 2013. (PDF)
  • Ronan and C. O’Connor, A further comparison of different TCP/IP and DTN protocols over the D-Star Digital Data mode, in Proceedings of 30th ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference, pp. 72-79, ARRL, September 2011. (PDF)
  • Ronan, D. Long, and K. Walsh, More experiments with Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking over AX.25 Networks, in Proceedings of 30th ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference, pp. 65-71, ARRL, September 2011. (PDF)
  • Barré, J. Ronan, and O. Bonaventure, Implementation and evaluation of the Shim6 protocol in the Linux kernel, Computer Communications, vol. 34, no. 14, pp. 1685-1695, 2011. (PDF)
  • Ronan, and C. O’Connor, A comparison of different TCP/IP and DTN protocols over the D-Star Digital Data mode, in Proceedings of 29th ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference, Portland Oregon, September 2010. (PDF)
  • Ronan and J. McLaughlin, An empirical evaluation of a Shim6 implementation, in Proceedings of the 2nd International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks and Management, September 2010. (PDF)
  • Ronan, K. Walsh, and D. Long, Evaluation of a DTN Convergence Layer for the AX.25 Network Protocol, MobiOpp ’10: Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Mobile Opportunistic Networking, Pisa Italy, February 2010. (PDF)
  • Ronan, K. Walsh, D. Long, Experiments with Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking in AX.25 and D-Star Networks, in Proceedings of 28th ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference, Chicago Illinois, September 2009. (PDF)
  • Ronan, K. Walsh, GAISS – Live Asset Tracking and Statistical Modelling in Missing Person Search, Next Generation Public Safety Communication Networks and Technologies (NGenSafe 09), in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2009), Dresden, Germany, 18 June, 2009. (PDF)
  • Ronan, S. Balasubramaniam, A. K. Kiani, W. Yao, On the use of SHIM6 for mobility support in IMS networks, in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Testbeds and research infrastructures for the development of network & communities, Innsbruck, Austria, 2008. (More PDF)
  • Ford, J. Stevens, J. Ronan, Initial Results from an IPv6 Darknet, Internet Surveillance and Protection, 2006. ICISP ’06. International Conference, (Côte d’Azur, France), pp. 13-17, 26-28 August 2006 (MorePDF)
  • McGibney, M. Ponce de Leon, J. Ronan, SEINIT Security for Heterogeneous Mobile Network Services ,eChallenges 2005, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 2005. (PDF)
  • McGibney, M. Ponce de Leon, J. Ronan, Securing Mobile Services, in 1st Euro Conference on Mobile Government (Euro mGov 2005), I.Kushchu & M. Halid Kuscu, eds.. Sussex University, Brighton UK, 10th-12th July, 2005. (PDF)
  • Rossebø, J. Ronan, S.Davy An analysis of IPsec deployment performance in high and low power devices., 17th Nordic Teletraffic Seminar, Norway, August 2004. (PDF)
  • Ronan, S.Davy, P. Malone, M. Ó Foghlu Performance Implications of IPsec Deployment, IPS2004 Interdomain Performance and Simulation (Intermon Workshop), Budapest Hungary, March 2004. (PDF)
  • Rossebø, J. Ronan, K. Walsh Authentication Issues in Multi-Service Residential Access NetworksLecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 2839, Sep 2003, Pages 381 – 395. (PDF)
  • Ronan, P. Malone, M. Ó Foghlu; Overhead Issues for Local Access Points in IPsec enabled VPNs, IPS2003 Interdomain Performance and Simulation (Intermon Workshop), Salzburg Austria, February 2003. (PDF)
  • Scharf, P Hamer, K. Smparounis, W. Payer, J. Ronan, M. Crotty, Customer choice in a multi-service residential access network environment. Proceedings of the 28th Euromicro Conference on Multimedia and Telecommunications (MTT2002), Dortmund, 2002. (More)
  • Scharf, P. Hamer, K. Smparounis, W. Payer, J. Ronan, M. Crotty, An intelligent integrated approach to multi-service residential access networks. Proceedings of the 41st FITCE E uropean Telecommunications Congress, Genoa, 2002. (PDF)
  • Meland, M. Asim, D. Ayed, F. Dalpiaz, E. Félix, P. Giorgini, S. Gonzáles, B. Lempereur and J. Ronan,Security and Trustworthiness Threats to Composite Services: Taxonomy, Countermeasures, and Research Directions. In Secure and Trustworthy Service Composition A. Brucker, F. Dalpiaz, P. Giorgini, P. Meland and E. Rios, vol. 8900 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 10-35, Springer International Publishing, 2014
  • John Ronan (EI7IG), Darren Long (G0HWW), Kristian Walsh and Cathal O’Connor, 25 Packet and D-Star data links in Disruption Tolerant Networking, Part 2, Echo Ireland, Journal of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society, April 2012
  • John Ronan (EI7IG), Darren Long (G0HWW), Kristian Walsh and Cathal O’Connor, 25 Packet and D-Star data links in Disruption Tolerant Networking, Part 1, Echo Ireland, Journal of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society, February 2012
  • Flynn and J. Ronan, Spectrum Occupancy Measurements, Waterford, Ireland. Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Waterford I.T., September 16, 2011.
  • Kristian Walsh and John Ronan, The GAISS Project, Call Out: The quarterly magazine of the Irish Mountain Rescue Association, Issue 6, July 2008. (PDF)
  • Leigh Griffin and John Ronan, Xen Installation and Configuration, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, February 2007, Volume 32, Number 1. (PDF)
  • Ladid, J. McGibney, J. Ronan, M. O’Foghlu, Security and Privacy with IPv6 , Annual Review of Communications, Vol 58, no. 22, pp. 85-90, November 2005.
  • Ladid, J. McGibney, J. Ronan; Security with IPv6, Upgrade – The European Journal for Informatics Professionals, vol 6, no. 22, pp. 27-30, April 2005.
    – Also Spanish and Italian language versions in: Novática, Issue 174, March-April 2005
  • Ronan, A closer look at APRS, Journal of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society, Sept/Oct 2005.
  • Ronan, An introduction to APRS, Journal of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society, May/June 2005. (More)
  • Ronan, Tipperary Amateur Radio Group, Experiments in the Galtees, Journal of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society, March/April 2005. (PDF)
Academic Supervision

Supervisor

M.Sc. taught Masters project, C. Walsh, X.509 P2P PKI, August 2012

Internal Examiner, M.Sc., 2012

External Examiner, M.Sc. (by research), Tralee Institute of Technology, 2006

Internal Examiner, M.Sc., 2006

B.Sc. in Applied Computing, Project Supervisor, Year 4, 2002

B.Sc. in Commercial Software Development, Project Supervisor, Year 4, 2002

B.Sc. in Applied Computing, Project Supervisor, Year 4, 2001

B.Sc. in Commercial Software Development, Project Supervisor, Year 4, 2001

B.Sc. in Applied Computing, Project Supervisor, Year 4, 2000

B.Sc. in Commercial Software Development, Project Supervisor, Year 4, 2000

Lecturing (FWIW):

National Certificate in Computer Applications, Networks and Communications, Year 2, 2005

National Certificate in Computer Applications, Networks and Communications, Year 1, 2005

National Certificate in Computer Applications, Networks and Communications, Year 2, 2004

National Certificate in Computer Applications, Networks and Communications, Year 1, 2004

National Certificate in Computer Applications, Networks and Communications, Year 2, 2003

National Certificate in Computer Applications, Networks and Communications, Year 1, 2003

National Certificate in Computer Applications, Networks and Communications, Year 2, 2002

National Certificate in Computer Applications, Networks and Communications, Year 1, 2002