Carol O'Sullivan is an Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin and head of the Graphics Vision and Visualisation group (GV2) at the School of Computer Science and Statistics. GV2 was formed in 2006 with the integration of two longstanding TCD research groups: the Image Synthesis Group [ISG], established in 1993, and the Computer Vision and Robotics Group [CVRG], which was established 1983. The GV2 is an internationally active group dedicated to carrying out leading edge research in computer graphics, computer vision and all aspects of visual computing. Before that, she was head of the Image Synthesis Group from 1999 to 2006, where she has managed a range of projects with significant budgets and successfully supervised many researchers.
Carol completed a Bachelor at Trinity College in 1988 and graduated after several years of industry work (three of them in Germany) with the Master degree at Dublin City University in 1996. She has been at Trinity College since 1997, starting as a University Lecturer, and she now holds an Associate Professor position. Carol completed her PhD at TCD in 1999 on "Perceptually-Adaptive Collision Detection for Computer Graphics", an in 2003 she was elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.
Her research interests include perception, eye movements, virtual humans, crowds, and physically-based animation. She has been a member of many IPCs, including the Eurographics and SIGGRAPH papers committee, and has published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, among which is the first paper on merging meshes and impostors. She has organised and co-chaired several conferences and workshops, including a brilliant Eurographics'05 in Dublin, the SIGGRAPH/EG Symposium on Computer Animation 2006 and the SIGGRAPH/EG Campfire on Perceptually Adaptive Graphics 2001. Eurographics'05 was especially remarkable, largely driven by Carol's enthusiasm and creativity. She is also a Steering Committee member of the Eurographics/ACM Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA) since 2002.
Carol O'Sullivan is a member of Eurographics since 1999, and Chair of the Eurographics Irish Chapter from its beginning in 2001. In 2004 she was co-opted and in 2006 she was elected into the Eurographics Executive Committee where she serves as Chair of the Promotions Board.
Carol O'Sullivan was elected to a Fellowship of the Association in recognition of: