Dr. David Vernon

Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Rwanda


The Situation Model Framework for Cognitive Behavior: Implications for the Design of Robot Cognitive Architectures.

Short Bio:
David Vernon is a Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa. His work focusses on cognitive robotics, with particular emphasis on cognitive architectures. He has been active in the field of robotics for over forty years and in cognitive robotics for more than twenty. He was a founding co-chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Committee for Cognitive Robotics, and he currently serves on the IEEE RAS Women in Engineering Committee. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, a Research Fellow at the Kigali Collaborative Research Centre, Rwanda, and a past Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He is an associate editor of Cognitive Systems Research, and a series editor of Springer’s Cognitive Systems Monographs (COSMOS).