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I am a visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Rwanda, and a member of the research team at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Bremen.

I went to school at Midleton College, Co. Cork, Ireland, until 1975, graduated with B.A., B.A.I. degrees in engineering from Trinity College Dublin in 1979, and joined Westinghouse Electric as a software engineer. I completed a Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin in 1985 and was elected a Fellow in 1991.

Over the past forty-two years, I've had the privilege of working for some great organizations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and the USA.

I am 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.

I am a keen road cyclist and a novice mountain biker.