, Brown University
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In this issue, I wish farewell to Carol O'Sullivan, who has served as associate editor in chief (AEIC) for special issues since 2010. During this same period, she has also been coeditor in chief of ACM Transactions on Applied Perception. Through 2013, Carol will be a visiting professor at Seoul National University, working with Jehee Lee on animation and perception. She has therefore decided to step down from her current CG&A role to concentrate fully on other commitments. Carol has been an incredible asset to the magazine for many years, taking a leadership role on the editorial board as AEIC for special issues when Holly Rushmeier stepped down. Before her appointment as AEIC, Carol served as an CG&A editorial board member for more than three years, and the board overwhelmingly supported her nomination as AEIC. Her broad expertise in human perception, computer animation, and virtual humans and crowds, and her numerous professional activities, made her the ideal person for the position.
Carol is the professor and chair of visual computing at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), as well as a former dean of graduate studies and department chair. She has continued to lead a strong research program at TCD, where she directs the Graphics, Vision, and Visualization group.
After receiving her BA in mathematics from TCD in 1988, Carol worked for several years as a software engineer in industry (mainly in Germany), followed by a master's in computer applications from Dublin City University in 1996 and a PhD in computer graphics from TCD in 1999. She was elected a TCD Fellow in 2003 and a Eurographics Fellow in 2007.
Carol has been a member of many international program committees, including the Eurographics and Siggraph papers committees, and has over 140 peer-reviewed publications. She has organized and cochaired several conferences and workshops, including Eurographics 05 and the 2006 Siggraph/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, and she was the program cochair of the 2009 Siggraph Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization.
I'd like to thank Carol for her contributions to CG&A and wish her the best of luck in her new projects.