Prof. Maire O'Neill


Director of Research,
Secure Digital Systems Cluster

Photo of Maire O'Neill E-mail: m dot oneill at ecit dot qub dot ac dot uk

Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 1785
Room: G/50 ECIT
The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT)
Queen’s University Belfast
NI Science Park
Queen’s Road
Queen’s Island


Book Chapters

  1. N. Smyth, M. McLoone, J.V. McCanny;,
    WLAN Security Processing Architectures,
    Chapter in Wireless Security and Cryptography: Specifications and Implementations, editors, N. Sklavos, X. Zhang, CRC-Press, ISBN: 084938771X, March 2007.


  1. O Neill (nee McLoone), M, Robshaw,
    Low-Cost Digital Signature Architecture Suitable for RFID Tags,
    IET Computers and Digital Techniques, Volume 4, Issue 1, Jan 2010

  2. Lu, Y, O Neill (nee McLoone), M, McCanny, JV,
    Random Delay Insertion: Effective Countermeasure against DPA on FPGAs,
    ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS), Nov 2009

  3. G.A. Safdar, M. O Neill,
    Performance Analysis of Novel Randomly Shifted Certification Authority Authentication Protocol for MANETs,
    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Volume 2009, Article ID 243956, 2009

  4. G.A. Safdar, M. O Neill,
    A Novel Common Control Channel security framework for Cognitive Radio networks,
    International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS), Special Issue on Cognitive Radio Systems, Inderscience Publishers, 2009

  5. McLoone, M.McIvor, C.,
    High-Speed & Low Area Hardware Architectures of the Whirlpool Hash Function,
    Invited submission to Journal of VLSI Signal Processing - Special Issue on Field Programmable Technology, Eds. G. Brebner, S. Chakraborty, W-F. Wong, Vol.47(1), pp. 47-57, 2007


  1. Lu, Y, Boey, K.H, O Neill, M, McCanny, JV,
    Differential Power Analysis Resistance of Camellia and Countermeasure Strategy,
    IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT), Sydney, Australia, Dec 2009

  2. Lu, Y, Boey, K.H, O Neill, M, McCanny, JV, Satoh, A,
    Is the Differential Frequency-Based Attack Effective Against Random Delay Insertion?,
    IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS) Design & Implementation, Finland, October 2009.

  3. Lu, L, O Neill, M, Swartzlander, E. Jnr,,
    ASIC Evaluation of ECHO Hash Function,
    IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC), Belfast, September 2009.

  4. Lu, Y, Boey, K.H, O Neill, M, McCanny, JV;,
    Practical Comparison of Differential Power Analysis Techniques on an ASIC Implementation of the AES Algorithm,
    IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference - (ISSC 2009), June 2009.

  5. Safdar, G.A., O Neill, M,
    Common Control Channel Security Framework for Cognitive Radio Network,
    IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2009-Spring, Barcelona, Spain, April 2009.

  6. Lu, Y, O Neill (nee McLoone), M, McCanny, JV,
    6. Lu, Y, O'Neill (nee McLoone), M, McCanny, JV; FPGA Implementation and Analysis of Random Delay Insertion Countermeasure against DPA,
    IEEE International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology (FPT), Taiwan, December 2008.

  7. O Neill (nee McLoone), M,
    Low-Cost SHA-1 Hash Function Architecture for RFID Tags,
    Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on RFID Security (RFIDSec08), pp. 41 - 51, Budapest, July 2008

  8. Lu, Y, O'Neill (nee McLoone), M,
    Differential Power Analysis Attack of a SHACAL-2 Hardware Implementation,
    IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)), Seattle, May 2008.

  9. McLoone, M, Robshaw, M,
    Public Key Cryptography and RFID Tags,
    RSA Conference 2007, Cryptographers' Track (CT-RSA 2007), LNCS 4377, pp. 372 - 384, San Francisco, February 2007