Professor Keeley Crockett

Professor in Computational Intelligence, Manchester Metropolitan University

About this speaker

Keeley Crockett SMIEEE SFHEA is a Professor in Computational Intelligence at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). She gained a BSc Degree (Hons) in Computation from UMIST (1993), and a PhD in Fuzzy Decision Trees from MMU (1998). She leads the Machine Intelligence and Data and AI Ethics themes in the Centre for Advanced Computational Science. Her research interests include the ethics of Artificial Intelligence, fuzzy systems, psychological profiling using AI, fuzzy natural language processing, semantic similarity and conversational agents. 

She led work on Place based practical Artificial Intelligence, facilitating a parliamentary inquiry with Policy Connect and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Data Analytics leading to the inquiry report Our Place Our Data: Involving Local People in Data and AI-Based Recovery. Between 2015-2021, she has obtained a number of research grants, including two EU Horizon 2020 grants. She is currently, the PI on the EPSRC Grant – “PEAs in Pods: Co-production of community based public engagement for data and AI research.”, CO-I on The Alan Turing Institute, People-powered AI: responsible research and innovation through community ideation and involvement Grant, academic co-lead in the ERDF £6m GM Artificial Intelligence Foundry and PI on 2 Innovate UK KTPs (The Insights Family / My First Five Years). She has also received STRENGTH IN PLACES POLICY funding to engage GM business on “SME Readiness for Adoption of Ethical Approaches to AI Development and Deployment”. She is the current Chair IEEE Task Force on Ethical and Social Implications of Computational Intelligence, Chair IEEE Computational Intelligence Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee, and Co-chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering Educational Outreach. Keeley serves as an AE on IEEE Trans. Emerging Topics in CI, IEEE Trans. Artificial intelligence, IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy systems, and IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine. She was the General Co-chair for IEEE SSCI 2021 – IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, the Co-Chair of the IEEE Symposium Ethical, Social and Legal Implications of Artificial Intelligence (IEEE ETHAI). 

She has supervised 28 PhDs to completion and has externally examined 12 PhDs in the UK, and internationally.

Keeley lives in the Yorkshire Dales National Park with her husband and 13 year old son. She is very passionate at volunteering which includes the IEEE and as a UK STEM Ambassador. Finally, she is one of the few individuals to hold a Disney Spirit Award... How? Why? you may ask? Well that’s another story!


ND2023: AI Day

20 June 2023, 09:30 AM
Henry Grech‑Cini Alex Boardman Zoe Webster Andy Burnham Matt Wall Daniel Cannon David Scott Ken Banks Professor Keeley Crockett Dr Aalock Shukla Kylie Whitehead Jack Hanson Emma Mulqueeny OBE Roxane Heaton Tom Weeks Andy Lee Jack Greenhalgh Polly Morgan Alison McKenzie-Folan Jonathan Gregory Professor Helen Margetts