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Professor Carol O'Sullivan

Professor of Visual Computing (2010) (Computer Science)

Head of School (School Office - Computer Science & Stats)


Carol O'Sullivan is the Professor of Visual Computing in Trinity College Dublin, and Head of the School of Computer Science and Statistics. From 2013-2016 she was a Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research in Los Angeles, and spent a sabbatical year as Visiting Professor in Seoul National University from 2012-2013. She joined TCD as a lecturer in 1997 and served as the Dean of Graduate Studies from Jul'2007 to Jul'2010. Her research interests include graphics and perception, Computer Animation, Crowd and Human simulation. She has managed a range of projects with significant budgets during that time and successfully supervised many doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. She has been a member of many editorial boards and international program committees (including ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics), and has served as Editor in Chief for the ACM Transactions on Applied Perception from 2006-2012. She has been program or general chair for several conferences, including the annual Eurographics conference in 2005, the ACM Symposium on Computer Animation in 2006, and is the Courses Chair for ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2018. Prior to her PhD studies, she spent several years in industry working in Software Development. She was elected a fellow of Trinity College for significant research achievement in 2003 and of the European Association for Computer Graphics (Eurographics) in 2007.
  ANIMATION   COLLISION HANDLING   Computer Animation   Computer Graphics   Computer Graphics & Vision   Computer Modelling   EVALUATION   EYE MOVEMENTS   GRAPHICS AND PERCEPTION   INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GRAPHICS   PERCEPTION   SIMULATION LEVELS OF DETAIL   Virtual Reality   VISUALIZATION
 VERVE
 IITAC: Program for research in Computer Graphics: Animation and Visualisation
 Natural Gesture in Crowds
 Adaptive Techniques for Real-Time Animation
 Real-time Physically Based Character Animation

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Co-Editor in Chief, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) 2008-2012
Associate Editor in Chief (Special Issues), IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications (formerly editorial board member) 2007-
Program Co-chair, APGV 2009: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization 2009
Member Papers Committee, ACM SIGGRAPH 2010,2009,2007,2006, 2004, 2003
IPC member, EUROGRAPHICS 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception
Associate Editor, Computers and Graphics (Elsevier)
Co-chair, Eurographics: the 26th annual conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics. 2005
Member Editorial Board, Graphical Models (Elsevier) 2007-
Co-chair - SCA: ACM SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation 2006
Member IPC, I3D: ACM Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics 2005-2007
Member IPC, SCA: ACM SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation 2002-2006
Steering Committee member for the SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Computer Animation 2002-date
Co-chair and co-organiser: ACM SIGGRAPH/EUROGRAPHICS Campfire on Perceptually-Adaptive Graphics Snowbird, Utah May 2001
Co-chair and co-organiser of the Eurographics Ireland 2002 Workshop, Dublin March 2002
Co-organiser of the International Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Architecture (VAA01), Dublin June 2001.
Co-chair and organiser of the First Irish Workshop on Eye-Tracking, Dublin May 2000.
Member IPC, APGV: ACM Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization 2004-2007
Member IPC, V-Crowds 2005
Member IPC, IEEE Virtual Reality 2007
Member IPC, CASA: Computer Animation and Social Agents 2003-2007
Member IPC, ETRA: ACM SIGGRAPH/SIGCHI symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, 2002, 2004 2002, 2004
Member IPC, VAST: International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage 2004-2005
Member IPC, WSCG: International Conferences in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision 2002-2006
Member IPC, EG-IRELAND: Irish Workshop on Computer Graphics, 2002-2005
Member IPC, VAA: International Symposium on Virtual and Augmented Architecture 2001
Reviewer for various journals, e.g., ACM Transactions on Graphics, IEEE CG&A, Presence, Computer Graphics Forum, The Visual Computer, and other journals and books. -
Reviewer for various conference and symposia, e.g., Eurographics Symposia on Rendering, Eurographics Symposia on Geometry Processing -
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Niamh A. Merriman, Jan Ondrej, Alicia Rybicki, Eugenie Roudaia, Carol O'Sullivan and Fiona N. Newell, Crowded environments reduce spatial memory in older but not younger adults, Psychological Research, 82, 2018, p407 - 428, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Shi, Y. and Ondrej, J. and Wang, H. and O'Sullivan, C., Shape up! Perception based body shape variation for data-driven crowds, IEEE Virtual Humans and Crowds for Immersive Environments, Virtual Humans and Crowds for Immersive Environments Conference, 2017, pp7935623-, Notes: [ ], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Alexanderson, S., O'Sullivan, C., Beskow, J., Real-time labeling of non-rigid motion capture marker sets, Computers and Graphics (Pergamon), 69, 2017, p59-67 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Alexanderson, S. and O'sullivan, C. and Neff, M. and Beskow, J., Mimebot-investigating the expressibility of non-verbal communication across agent embodiments, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 14, (4), 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
He Wang, Jan Ondrej and Carol O'Sullivan, Trending paths: a new semantic-level metric for comparing simulated and read crowd data, IEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics, 23, (5), 2017, p1454 - 1464, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Marine Taffou, Jan Ondrej, Carol O'Sullivan, Olivier Warusfel, Isabelle Viaud-Delmon, Judging crowds' size by ear and by eye in virtual reality, Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 11, (1), 2017, p57 - 65, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Marine Taffou, Jan Ondřej, Carol O'Sullivan, Olivier Warusfel, St├ęphanie Dubal, Isabelle Viaud-Delmon, Multisensory aversive stimuli differentially modulate negative feelings in near and far space, Psychological Research, 81, (4), 2017, p764 - 776, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Sullivan, C., Park, C., Gilbert, M., Ondrej J., Freeman, K., 'Trained human-intention classifier for safe and efficient robot navigation', Disney Enterprises Inc., US9776323B2, 2017, Disney Enterprises Inc., Patent, GRANTED  DOI
O'Sullivan, C., Ruhland, K., Neff, M., Wang, Y., 'Coordinated gesture and locomotion for virtual pedestrians', Disney Enterprises Inc., US9811937B2, 2017, Disney Enterprises Inc., Patent, GRANTED  DOI
J Beskow, C Peters, G Castellano, C O'Sullivan, I Leite, S Kopp(ed.), Intelligent Virtual Agents: 17th International Conference, IVA 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2017, Springer, 2017, Proceedings of a Conference, PUBLISHED  DOI
  

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Carol O'Sullivan, Building, Populating and Evaluating Virtual Worlds, Intel European Research and Innovation Conference, September, 2008, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Carol O'Sullivan, Building and populating a virtual city, Invited Talk, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de Mexico, February, 2008, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Carol O'Sullivan, Metropolis - Multisensory Crowd Simulation, IEEE VR Workshop on Virtual Cityscapes, Reno, Nevada, March, 2008, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Carol O'Sullivan, Wahrnehmungsgesteuerte Animation von grossen virtuellen Menschenansammlungen, Invited Talk, University of Bielefeld, Germany, February, 2008, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Carol O'Sullivan, Wahrnehmungsgesteuerte Animation von grossen virtuellen Menschenansammlungen, , University of Karlsruhe, July, 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
O'Sullivan, C., Building and populating a Virtual City, Invited talk, National Centre for Geocomputation, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, May , 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
O'Sullivan, C., Everything you always wanted to know about Sex Perception * but were afraid to ask, Dagstuhl Seminar on Visual Computing- Convergence of Computer Graphics and Computer Vision , Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, April, 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
O'Sullivan, C., Metropolis: Populating a Virtual City with Supercrowds., Invited Talk, Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, April , 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
O'Sullivan, C., Metropolis: Populating a Virtual City with Supercrowds, Invited Talk, Computer Science, North Carolina State University, February, 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
O'Sullivan, C., Metropolis: Populating a Virtual City with Supercrowds, Invited Talk, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, February, 2007, Invited Talk, PRESENTED

  

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Award Date
Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2003
Computer Graphics, Animation, Perception, Perceptually Adaptive Graphics, Physically Based Animation, Collision Handling, Visualisation, Visualization.