twitter linkedin email

Professor O’Sullivan FAAAI, FAAIA, FEurAI, FIAE, FICS, MRIA, is a full professor at the School of Computer Science & IT at University College Cork and a visiting professor at Northwestern (Illinois, USA) working on artificial intelligence for almost 30 years. He contributes to several global Track II diplomacy efforts at the interface of military, defence, intelligence, and geopolitics of AI. He is founding director of the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics at UCC and the SFI Centre for Research Training in AI. He served as Vice Chair of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence which formulated the EU’s ethical approach to AI. He currently represents the European Union at the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. Prof O’Sullivan is a Fellow and a past President of the European Artificial Intelligence Association. He is also a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and holds a number of ministerial appointments, such as Chair of the National Research Ethics Committee for Medical Devices and member of Ireland’s AI Advisory Council. His awards include Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year (2016), Member of the Royal Irish Academy (2017), IPEC-EATCS Nerode Prize (2020), Science Foundation Ireland Best International Engagement Award (2021), and the European AI Association’s Distinguished Service Award (2023).