News 2022

Professor Barry O’Sullivan elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

24 Jan 2022

Congratulations to Professor Barry O’Sullivan who has been elected to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s (AAAI) prestigious Fellows programme, which recognises individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence. He is the first AAAI Fellow from an Irish university.

Each year the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) recognises a group of individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence through its Fellows programme.

Usually, only members who have made contributions to the field for a decade or more will be selected in any year. A Fellow may be recognised for individual technical contributions or for having performed significant extended service for the AAAI. 

Founded in 1979, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (formerly the American Association for Artificial Intelligence) is a non-profit scientific society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines.

Professor Barry O’Sullivan is an award-winning academic and holds the Chair of Constraint Programming in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, UCC. He is the founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC, a Principal Investigator at the CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing, and is the Director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence. He is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Australia.

Professor O’Sullivan is vice chair of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI. He is an advisor to the AI Alliance in The Netherlands (ALLAI) and to the Computational Sustainability Network, a network of 13 universities in the USA, led by Cornell University.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Coláiste na hEolaíochta, na hInnealtóireachta agus na hEolaíochta Bia

Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork, T12 YN60.

Top