Programme led by

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Cathal Gurrin

SFI Centre: Insight
DCU - Dublin City University

Domain / Application Expertise


Cathal Gurrin is Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the School of Computing at Dublin City University. His research focus is on personal media analytics, user modelling and lifelogging. He is interested in building rich multimodal user models and deploying them to solve real-world challenges using AI.He has secured over €5M funding from SFI, Enterprise Ireland, the EU and other international sources, with global collaborations in the EU, Asia and the US. Cathal has made extensive media appearances on the BBC, Discovery Channel, NHK, and other international periodicals and print media. He has been the general chair of many leading international conferences (ECIR'11, MMM'14, CBMI'19, ACM ICMR'20, MMM'22) and will chair ACM ICMR'24 and ACM MM'25 in Dublin. He is also the founder of the annual ACM Lifelog Search Challenge.

Citations 6100; h-index 39; i10-index 147

Research Keywords
Multimodal Data Analysis, Digital Health, Artificial Intelligence, Lifelogs, Augmented Human, User Modelling