Professor of Computer Science at the University of Bath, and Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI
Prof. O’Neill’s research covers the spectrum of technological, cognitive and social challenges and opportunities that interactive systems offer. Key topics involve innovative forms of human-technology interaction and technology-mediated human-human interaction, including interaction with intelligent machines and software. Current projects include investigating potential feedback loops between human and machine learning, and understanding perception, salience and attention in virtual environments.
He has published well over 100 papers in leading academic conferences and journals. He has led large interdisciplinary projects and technology transfer activities over many years. Examples include the Cityware project involving Bath (Computer Science and Psychology), Imperial (Computing), UCL (Architecture and Urban Design) and companies including HP, Vodafone and Nokia. He was Academic Coordinator of the EPSRC/Mobile VCE Research Programme in User Interactions for Breakthrough Services, involving the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Glasgow, the London School of Economics, Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) and companies including Alcatel-Lucent, BBC, Fujitsu, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Orange, Thales, Toshiba, Turner and Vodafone.
Prof. O’Neill has held a Royal Society Industry Fellowship and an EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship with Vodafone, producing UK, European and US patents on intelligent, interactive mobile services, and is currently working with organisations as diverse as Rolls-Royce and the National Trust.