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

PhD Scholarships in Computer Vision and Machine Learning
Posted on 2016 Jan 27 by admin

GV2 & partner companies are looking for candidates interested in pursuing PhD studies in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Applications to PhD scholarships are to be made with the 2016 Employment Based Programme with upcoming deadline February 17th 2016.

Please contact Rozenn.Dahyot@scss.tcd.ie for more information and for identifying an academic supervisor.

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

In 2016, GV2 will be hosting two highly regarded international symposia in computer graphics. High Performance Graphics and the Eurographics Symposium on rendering will be collocated at TCD in the summer and GV2 will be coordinating the local organisation of these events. More details will be posted soon.

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.

Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference 2015
Posted on 2015 Apr 27 by admin

GV2 will be hosting the Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference 2015. The conference will be held at Trinity College Dublin from 26 - 28th August, 2015. The conference chairs will be Rozenn Dahyot, Gerard Lacey and Ken Dawson Howe (from GV2) and Francois Pitie (from the SIGMEDIA group, TCD).

For more details see: https://www.scss.tcd.ie/conferences/IMVIP2015/index.html

PhD's and Postdocs Wanted
Posted on 2014 Jun 13 by admin

Several PhD and postdocs positions are opening up in GV2 starting September 1st due to a number of newly funded projects. Please email gv2-info AT scss.tcd.ie.

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: https://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/five-trinity-researchers-win-starting-investigator-or-development-awards/4835#.U-joDYBdWnI

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.

GV2 Paper Accepted to SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013
Posted on 2013 Oct 03 by admin

Congratulations to GV2 members, Ludovic, Kenneth, Katja and Carol and their co-authors who have a paper accepted to this years SIGGRAPH ASIA 2103 Conference. The paper is titled "Evaluating the Distinctiveness and Attractiveness of Human Motions on Realistic Virtual Bodies" and the authors are Ludovic Hoyet, Kenneth Ryall, Katja Zibrek, Hwangpil Park, Jehee Lee, Jessica Hodgins and Carol O'Sullivan.


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