Welcome to GV2

The Graphics Vision and Visualisation group (GV2) at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is an internationally active research group dedicated to carrying out innovative research in computer graphics, computer vision and all aspects of visual computing. Our main areas of research include:

  • Image, Video and Audio Processing & Analysis
  • Perception & Graphics
  • Real-time Rendering & Animation
  • Custom and Multi-core Hardware Architectures
  • Computer Vision & Augmented Reality

Since 2006 we have been successful in obtaining over EUR 7M funding from national funding agencies (SFI & EI) as well as EU FP7 and H2020 projects. GV2 were coordinators of the EU FP7 projects VERVE and GRAISearch and are collaborating in the H2020 project POPULATE. The group regularly publishes papers in leading international journals and conferences and members have been succesful in establishing industry companies such as Surewash, Haptica and Havok.


News Stories

PostDoc and PhD Positions available in the V-SENSE Project
Posted on 2017 Jan 15 by admin

Several Postdoc and PhD positions are available with the VSENSE project. For more details, see below:

New GV2 Labs and Office space
Posted on 2016 Nov 24 by admin

GV2 have relocated to the historic Stack B building in Dublin's Custom House Quay. The newly refurbished building now houses GV2's main postdoc and postgrad labs, motion capture lab, VR lab, experimental facilities and most of the GV2 faculty staff offices. A map from our old location in the TCD campus is available HERE.

GV2 Welcomes Prof. Aljosa Smolic and the V-SENSE team
Posted on 2016 Nov 24 by admin

GV2 welcomes the appointment of Prof. Aljoša Smolic as SFI Research Professor of Creative Technologies at TCD. Previously, he was a Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research Zurich, leading the Advanced Video Technology Group. At GV2, he will lead the €4.5M V-SENSE project, funded by SFI. Official press release: HERE

Welcome back to Carol O'Sullivan
Posted on 2016 Nov 24 by admin

GV2 is delighted to welcome back, Carol O'Sullivan, Professor of Visual Computing and founding member of the group from a three year sabbatical, during which she served as Senior Research Scientist at Disney Research, Los Angeles and Visiting Professor at the Movement Research Lab, Seoul National University. 

GV2 host High Performance Graphics and Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2016
Posted on 2016 Jan 22 by admin

GV2 hosted two highly regarded international research symposia in Computer Graphics. High Performance Graphics [HPG] and the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering [EGSR] were collocated at TCD in June 2016 and Michael Manzke of GV2 was the Local Chair.

Postgraduate student wins Nvidia sponsored prize in London conference
Posted on 2015 Dec 03 by admin

Mairéad Grogan, a PhD student in GV2 supervised by Rozenn Dahyot, has been awarded the Nvidia sponsored Best Student Poster at the Conference on Visual Media Production in London last week. Mairéad's research has been focusing on empowering artists and amateurs alike in recoloring seamlessly videos with different color palettes to alter the general feel and atmosphere of visual media.

Career Development Award for Rachel McDonnell
Posted on 2014 Aug 11 by admin

Congratulations to Rachel McDonnell of GV2 for being awarded a 2014 Career Development Award (CDA) from Science Foundation Ireland for her project, Game Face: Perceptually Optimised Real-Time Facial Animation. More details:

ARTIVVIS: Real-time Time-variant Volume Visualisation project funded by SFI
Posted on 2014 May 08 by admin

John Dingliana and Michael Manzke of GV2 are PI's of a new project funded by the SFI Investigators Programme 2013. The project will start in September 2014 and will combine elements of perceptually adaptive graphics and high performance graphics computing to provide novel solutions for visualisation of highly complex volumetric data sets.

Press release on the SFI Investigators programme: [SFI] [Irish Times]

"Look Me In The Eyes" - STAR at Eurographics 2014
Posted on 2014 Mar 18 by admin

Congratulations to Kerstin Ruhland and Rachel McDonnell of GV2 and their co-authors for a State of the Art Report accepted to Eurographics 2014. The report, which is titled "Look Me in The Eyes", deals with the state of the art in eye movement and appearance in computer graphics.

Motion in Games event covered in the Irish Times
Posted on 2013 Nov 19 by admin

The recent Motion in Games conference hosted by GV2 is covered in a recent article in the Irish Times. More details HERE.

GV2 to host Motion in Games Conference 2013
Posted on 2013 Jul 12 by admin

GV2 are hosting the 6th International Conference on Motion in Games 2013. The conference chair is Dr. Rachel McDonnell and the event will be held from 7th - 9th November, 2013 at TCD.

Premiere of Terry Pratchett's "The Duel" produced in collaboration with GV2
Posted on 2013 Oct 22 by admin

A new CG-animated short set in the “Unseen University” of fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld made its world premiere on 16th October at a special screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin. The Duel was produced by the Animation Hub, a collaboration between the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Giant Animation Studios and GV2.


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