The Applied Intelligence Research Centre has a diverse team.

Dr. Cathy Ennis

Phone: 01 402 4744
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.

Current Research Staff and Students


Engaging Virtual Characters

PhD project: Engaging Virtual Character for Serious Games As our familiarity with technology increases, and delivery devices become increasingly accessible at home and at work, we are more familiar with virtual characters and comfortable working in virtual environments. In addition, serious games have proven to be valuable tools for learning – engaging users, resulting in […]