Gerard (Gerry) Lacey is a Professor of Electronic Engineering and works on robotics and human-machine systems, focusing on real-time computer vision with applications in healthcare. He has a degree in Computer Engineering and PhD in robotics from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from University College Dublin. Before joining Maynooth in 2021, he was an associate professor in Computer Science at Trinity College Dublin. As a senior academic, he was Bursar & Director of Strategic Innovation in Trinity College (2012-’15), sponsor of the Trinity Business School project (2012-’19) and a director of the School of Computer Science (2018-‘20) and led the founding of the John G Byrne scholarship fund. He has founded two award-winning university spin-off companies: Haptica (2000) developed mobile robots for healthcare and built Augmented Reality surgical simulators. CAE Healthcare acquired Haptica in 2011. SureWash (2010) currently develops hand hygiene training systems for hospitals and environmental services organisations. Aratech acquired SureWash in 2018.