Prof. Barry O’Sullivan teaches Computer Science at the University College Cork. He served as Head of Department from September 2012 to August 2015. Prof. O’Sullivan is fellow and president of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EurAI), one of the world’s largest associations for Artificial Intelligence, of which Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bibel is the founding president.
Comments from EurAI on the Occasion of Wolfgang Bibel's 80th Birthday
Prof. Barry O’Sullivan
On behalf of the European Artificial Intelligence Association, formerly the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI), I am delighted to wish Professor Wolfgang Bibel a very happy 80th birthday.
EurAI would not exist if it were not for the inspired leadership of Wolfgang Bibel in the late 1970s. He was amongst the first to realise that Europe needed an AI association to help support collaboration amongst European AI researchers, as well as provide a higher level of international visibility for European research. He took the initiative to write to many leading figures in the European AI community to advocate for such an association. The initiative received overwhelming support leading, ultimately, to the establishment of ECCAI, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, which is today called the European Artificial Intelligence Association.
To read the full letter from Prof. Barry O’Sullivan to Prof Dr. Wolfgang Bibel, please click here.