David Vernon

Teaching Faculty – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 4th Floor Telecom House, Kigali, Rwanda
Telephone +250 78 592 74 70
Website http://www.vernon.eu

Research Interests


David Vernon works in the areas of cognitive robotics and computer vision, focusing mainly on cognitive architectures, autonomous systems, and visual attention. Over the past 35+ years, he has held positions at Westinghouse Electric, Trinity College Dublin, European Commission, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Science Foundation Ireland, Khalifa University, University of Genoa, Technical University of Munich, and University of Sk??vde. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, and a past Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He is co-chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Committee for Cognitive Robotics.


BA, BAI Engineering, Trinity College Dublin PhD Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin

Selected Publications

  1. D. Vernon, C. von Hofsten, and L. Fadiga. "Desiderata for Developmental Cognitive Architectures", Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, Vol. 18, pp. 116???127, 2016.
  2. D. Vernon, Artificial Cognitive Systems ??? A Primer, MIT Press, 2014.
  3. D. Vernon, G. Metta, and G. Sandini "A Survey of Artificial Cognitive Systems: Implications for the Autonomous Development of Mental Capabilities in Computational Agents", IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 11(2), pp. 151-180, 2007.

 David  Vernon

Carnegie Mellon, 2017