AIRC Team

The Applied Intelligence Research Centre has a diverse team.

Dr. Cathy Ennis

Lecturer
Phone: 01 402 4744
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Current Research Staff and Students

Johanna Dobbriner

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Vihanga Urala Gamage

Sean Thomas

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Xiaoyu Xie

My research is based in the field of Computer Graphics, specifically in perceptually guided animation and behaviour of virtual characters. I am interested in creating plausible virtual humans and groups. I am currently supervising PhD students who are investigating animation and behaviours of virtual characters in serious applications, and in interactions within Virtual Reality environments. I have previously worked as a postdoc and on EU FP7 and SFI projects, also focused on creating virtual agents/crowds for serious games and realistic virtual environments. I have a BEng in Electronic Engineering from NUI Maynooth, and a MSc in Cognitive Science from UCD. I received my PhD in Plausible Virtual Groups and Crowds from Trinity College Dublin in April 2011, under the supervision of Prof. Carol O'Sullivan.