Prof Barry O'Sullivan


University College Cork
UCC School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Cork Constraint Computation Centre

Key Achievements


Barry O’Sullivan is the CeADAR principal investigator for theme two - Data Management for Analytics. Barry is the Director of the Cork Constraint Computation Centre (4C) which hosts several SFI Strategic Research Clusters.  He is also Head of Department in Computer Science at UCC where, as a Professor, he holds the Chair of Constraint Programming. He was listed amongst the “10 Rising Stars'' of Irish Science by SFI Ireland in their 2010 anniversary publication entitled “Celebrating 10 Years of Discovery''; he was the only computer scientist so recognised. He has over 15 years’ experience working in artificial intelligence, optimisation and decision making, from fundamental research to commercialisation.  He was awarded over €7M in grant income over the last 10 years. He has  experience in data mining and machine learning. For further information please click here –   or

Barry has over two hundred peer-reviewed publications, which have appeared in prestigious journals such as the journal of the  Association for Computing Machinery, the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research and the Journal of Discrete Applied Mathematics. For further details please click here –

Barry is (co) inventor of the following patent: Feature-based Service Configuration. Inventors: David Lesaint, Deepak A. Mehta, Luis O.Quesada Ramirez, Barry A. O'Sullivan, Peter N. Wilson. Original Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY. Current U.S. Classification: 370/271


Some pictures of Barry and his team from the CeADAR Launch:

Pic of Barry O'Sullivan giving State of The Art talk UCC team pic with Minister Bruton