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Gerard Corkery

Visiting Research Fellow

School Of Biosystems Engineering
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7161833
Email: gerard.corkery@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Gerard Corkery obtained his Diploma in Agricultural Engineering from I.T.Tralee in 2002. He subsequently went on to obtain his primary degree in BAgrSc Engineering Technology from University College Dublin in 2005. Dr Corkery was awarded a PhD degree in Engineering from Biosystems Engineering, UCD in 2010. His PhD focused on the use of biometrics as a method for identification and traceability of animals and poultry. During this time Dr Corkery worked on 2 DAFF FIRM funded projects, one of which is still ongoing.

Dr Corkery was previously employed  under the Charles Parsons Energy Research Programme within Biosystems Engineering and the SAFSVM, School Innovation Programme as a research manager.
 
Dr Corkery is currently employed as an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Limerick and also holds a Visiting Research Fellow status with UCD School of Biosystems Engineering.  

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

U. Gonzales Barron, B. Barry, G. Corkery, F. Butler, K. McDonnell and S. Ward.; (2008) An investigation of the robustness and accuracy of a retinal recognition system for sheep identification. [Oral Presentation], CIGR Section VI ¿ International Conference of Agricultural Engineering - Technology for All. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, Brazil , 31-AUG-08 - 04-SEP-08.
U. Gonzales Barron, G. Corkery, B. Barry, F. Butler, K. McDonnell and S. Ward; (2007) Evaluation of retinal recognition technology as a biometric marker for sheep identification. [Poster Presentation], CIGR Section VI -3rd International Symposium -Food and Agricultural Products: Processing and Innovations, Naples, Italy , 24-SEP-07 - 26-SEP-07.
B. Barry, G. Corkery, U. Gonzales Barron and S. Ward.; (2006) The use of muzzle pattern and face recognition as novel biometric methods for livestock identification. [Poster Presentation], IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology ¿Food is Life¿. Nantes, France, Nantes, france , 17-SEP-06 - 21-SEP-06.
 

Employment

Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Invigilator in Charge / Deputy Invigilator in Charge - UCD Examinations (RDS)

Education

Year 2010 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Biosystem Engineering
Year 2005 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BAgrSc Subject: Engineering Technology
Year 2002 Institution: Institute of Technology Tralee
Qualification: Diploma Subject: Agricultural Engineering
         

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Mc Carthy, U., Laniel, M., Uysal, I., Corkery, G., Butler, F., McDonnell, K. & Ward, S (2013) 'Sustainable Global Food Supply Networks' In: Sustainable Food Processing. UK: Blackwell Publishing. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Gonzales Barron, U., Corkery, G., Barry, B., Butler, F., McDonnell, K. and Ward, S.; (2007) 'Assessment of Retinal Recognition Technology as a Biometric Method for Sheep Identification'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, . [Details]
Corkery, G., Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K. and Ward, S.; (2007) 'A preliminary investigation on face recognition as a biometric identifier of sheep'. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural En, 50 (1):313-320. [Details]
Mc Inerney, B., Corkery, G., Ayalew, G., Ward, S., and McDonnell, K. ; (2010) 'A preliminary in vivo study on the potential application of a novel method of e-tracking in the poultry food chain and its potential impact on animal welfare'. COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, . [Details]
Corkery, G., Gonzales Barron, U., Ayalew, G., Ward, S., and McDonnell, K; (2009) 'A preliminary investigation of avian comb as a potential biometric marker for identification of poultry'. Transactions of the Asabe, 52 (3):991-998. [Details]
Gonzales Barron, U., Corkery, G., Barry, B., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., Ward, S.; (2008) 'Assessment of retinal recognition technology as a biometric method for sheep identification'. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 60 (2):156-166. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Barry, B., Corkery, G., Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S. ; (2008) 'A longitudinal study of the effect of time on the matching performance of a retinal recognition system for lambs'. COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 64 (2):202-211. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Corkery, G., Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, ; (2007) 'A preliminary investigation on face recognition as a biometric identifier of sheep'. Transactions of the Asae, 50 (1):313-320. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Corkery, G., Gonzales Barron, U., Ayalew, G., Ward, S., and McDonnell, K; (2008) A preliminary investigation of avian comb as a potential biometric marker Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering for a Sustainable World 23-25 June 2008 Knossos Royal Village Conference Center, Crete [Details]
Corkery, G.,Barry, B., Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S.; (2008) A longitudinal study to assess the robustness of a retinal recognition system for sheep Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering for a Sustainable World 23-25 June, 2008 Knossos Royal Village Conference Center, Crete [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Dr. Gerard Corkery research interests include applications within Smart Agricultural Systems including food and animal tracking and tracing involving smart sensors, biometric methods of identification and traceability within the agricultural sector. He has also an interest in sustainable energies and green technologies.

Current Research Projects:

Monitoring of Smart Sensing Technologies within poultry production with the aim of improving overall bird performance while minimising costs

Completed Research Projects:

FIRM-funded Project (2007-2010): Enhanced traceability of the poultry meat chain using biometrics and e-tracking technology (Avian BioTrack)

  • Electronic tracking and tracing system of poultry by imprinting Data Matrix barcodes on beaks
  • Individual biometric identification of chickens using comb profile shape
  • Data management of poultry industry

FIRM-funded Project (2005-2008): Development of a protocol for biometric-based animal tracking and tracing

  • Evaluation of retinal recognition technology for individual identification of sheep
  • Facial Recognition as a biometric marker for livestock identification

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : MONITORING OF SMART SENSING TECHNOLOGIES WITHIN POULTRY PRODUCTION WITH THE AIM OF IMPROVING OVERALL BIRD PERFORMANCE WHILE MINIMIZING COSTS
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13