I am a lecturer in the School of Computing. My research is based in the field of Computer Graphics, specifically in perceptually guided graphics. I am interested in creating plausible virtual humans and groups. My most recent research is part of SFI funded project CAPTAVATAR, which aims to investigate those properties which make a virtual character engaging. I have previously worked on EU FP7 and SFI projects, also focused on creating virtual agents/crowds for serious games and realistic virtual environments.