Barry O'SullivanBTech(UL), PhD(NUI), FEurAI
Professor and Founding Director, Insight Centre for Data Analytics UCC
Member ScienceElected in 2017
Professor O'Sullivan holds the Chair of Constraint Programming in the Department of Computer Science at University College Cork. He served as Head of Department, Computer Science, from 2012-2015. He is the founding director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC. His primary areas of expertise are artificial intelligence, constraint programming, operations research, machine learning, and data mining.
Professor O'Sullivan was elected a Fellow of EurAI, the European Artificial Intelligence Association, and a Senior Member of AAAI, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, in 2012. He was elected to the board of EurAI in 2014. Professor O’Sullivan was President of the International Association for Constraint Programming from 2007-2012. He was the first Irish scientist to give an Invited Talk at AAAI, the conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. In 2013 he received a UCC Leadership Award and won the Association for Constraint Programming Distinguished Service Award in 2014. He was named Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year for 2016.
Professor O’Sullivan has been involved in winning over €140 million in research funding, of which approximately €25 million has directly supported his research activities at UCC. He served as Program Chair of the 2014 International Conference on the Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, and the Prestigious Application of Intelligent Systems Track at the 2014 European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. He serves on the editorial board the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, and previously of Constraints: An International Journal, and Artificial Intelligence Review.