Professor Barry O'Sullivan

Prof. Barry O’Sullivan


Optimisation & Decision Analytics

Professor Barry O’Sullivan works in the fields of artificial intelligence, constraint programming, operations research, ethics, and public policy for AI and data analytics. He is a full professor at the School of Computer Science & IT at University College Cork, where he is also the founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCC, Principal Investigator at the Confirm Centre for Smart Manufacturing, and Director of the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence. Professor O’Sullivan is a Past President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association and was vice chair of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI. In 2020 he was elected a member of the Executive Council of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). He is an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, Australia. Professor O’Sullivan has received UCC’s Leadership Award (2013) and the ACP Distinguished Service Award (2014). He was Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year (2016), UCC Researcher of the Year (2017), and elected member of the Royal Irish Academy (2017), Ireland’s highest academic accolade. He is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society (2018) and the Irish Academy of Engineering (2019). In 2019 he was appointed by the Minister for Health to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee. He received the IPEC-EATCS Nerode Prize (2020) for his work on parameterised complexity which has been published in the Journal of the ACM.