The Applied Intelligence Research Centre has a diverse team.

Dr. Cathy Ennis

Phone: 01 402 4744

Current Research Staff and Students

Johanna Dobbriner


Vihanga Urala Gamage

Sean Thomas


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.