Dermot Kerr received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing Science from the University of Ulster, UK in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Computing and Engineering from the University of Ulster, UK in 2008. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent System at the University of Ulster. Dr Kerr has authored or co-authored 90+ research papers in research areas including cognitive robotic systems, mobile robotics, system identification, computer vision, biologically inspired vision, feature detection, visual neuroscience, computational modelling, and machine learning. Dr Kerr has research collaborations with Sheffield University, University Medical Centre Gottingen, ETH Zurich, Fujian Normal, Leicester University, Northeastern University, University of Maryland, Trinity College Dublin, and Queens University Belfast. Dr Kerr has been an investigator on externally funded grants from sources including EPSRC, EU FP7, Innovate UK and INTERREG.
Dr Kerr was an invited plenary speaker at the UK-China Robotics Forum in Fudan University, Shanghai in 2017 and invited speaker at UK Robotics Mission to China in 2015 (Beijing & Shenyang). He has also given a number of invited talks in China (NEU, Shenyang Jianzhu University), USA (University of Maryland) and Spain (University Miguel Hernandez). He is elected Social Media Officer for the Irish Pattern Recognition and Classification Society (2014- present) and was Co-chair of the 2014 Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference, held at Ulster University. Dr. Kerr is a member of the EPSRC ViiHM Network for Biological and Computer Vision. He is on the program committee of a number of international conferences and has acted as a reviewer for many international conferences and journal publications.