David Vernon

Visiting Professor, CMU-Africa

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David Vernon is a member of the research team at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Bremen, Germany, working on cognitive robotics, cognitive architectures, and robot manipulation in everyday activities.

He is responsible for growing the robotics research activities at CMU-Africa, advising graduate CMU-Africa students, and providing technical mentorship to members of the CMU-Africa Industry Innovation Lab (IIL). He teaches several courses on robotics and AI, including cognitive robotics, artificial cognitive systems, and robotics: principles and practice.


He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, Senior Member of the IEEE, Research Fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Centre, Rwanda, co-chair of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee for Cognitive Robotics, an associate editor of Cognitive Systems Research, and a series editor of Cognitive Systems Monographs published by Springer.

Education

1986 M.A., Computer Science, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland

1985 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland

1979 B.A./B.A.I., Engineering, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland

Media mentions


International Conference on Robot Ethics and Standards

Vernon gives lecture on AI, robotics, and machine learning

CMU-Africa’s David Vernon was invited to deliver a lecture on "Africa Embraces AI, Robotics, and Machine Learning” at the International Conference on Robot Ethics and Standards in Taipei, Taiwan.

Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference

Vernon to be IMVIP committee member

CMU-Africa/ECE’s David Vernon will be a program committee member for the Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference.

ZiF Research Group

Vernon earns ZiF Centre fellowship

CMU-Africa/ECE’s David Vernon has earned a fellowship position at the ZiF Centre for Interdisciplinary Research.

Vernon organizes workshop at IEEE/RSG IROS conference

CMU Africa’s David Vernon organized a workshop on the cognitive architectures for humanoids at the 2019 IEEE/RSG International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019) in November in Macau, China.