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Dr. Cullen has acted as Principal Investigator on the following projects:

DTS Industrial Research Funding, ASAC, €250K- researching dynamic prioritisation models for perceptually driven audio object codecs

Fiosraigh/IRC, Multimodal Interaction Research, €500K- competitively funded PhD positions focussing on gesture, speech, interaction and visualisation

EU FP7 STREP, Decipher, €4.3M- developing new solutions for narrative construction, knowledge visualisation and display for museums

Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Fund, mobilAudio, €182K- platform specific location based audio engines driven by online content authoring tools

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership, pariS, €126K- using speech analysis for interactive online language learning

EU Lifelong Learning Programme, creaCiT, €320K- developing intelligent content technologies for localized learning in creativity

Marie Curie IAPP, CASA, €680K- developing codecs for 3D audio objects within the intelligent auditory scene

Multimodal Interaction Laboratory, MmIL, €600K- Design and Construction of cutting edge research facility with €200,000 from Enterprise Ireland and industrial funding contributions of over €400,000

Enterprise Ireland Proof of Concept, mobiSurround, €90K- Implementing auditory user interfaces on mobile devices

Enterprise Ireland Proof of Concept, AniMA, €92K- using speech analysis to drive gestural character animation

HEA Strand III, LOK8, €400K- focussing on multimodal interaction in location based services

EU FP6 Integrated Project, Salero, €13M- relating to the development of intelligent reusable media objects

SFI Research Frontiers Programme, EmoVerE (collaborator)- using machine learning for automatic emotional speech recognition


Patent: A speech analysis framework for character animation licensed to Peppers Ghost Productions, UK Patent GB0903270.7, filed 26 February 2009

Speech Analysis IP licensed to Rendezvu Technologies Ltd as a result of the Innovation Partnership project pariS.

Dynamic Prioritisation Modelling IP licensed to DTS Audio as part of industrial PhD research.

Dr. Cullen received an EI Commercialisation award in 2011 for his work in commercialisation of speech analysis research with Rendezvu Ltd.

Dr. Cullen won the 1st place DIT Innovation Award 2008 for his work in speech analysis for character animation.

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Research Output 2003 2018

Investigating prosodic accommodation in clinical interviews with depressed patients

Vaughan, B., De Pasquale, C., Wilson, L., Cullen, C. & Lawlor, B. 9 Jan 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Networked journalism: guarding the gates in the social media news environment

Cullen, C. & Hauser, J. 31 Aug 2017 (Accepted/In press)

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

social media

Perception of auditory objects in complex scenes: factors and applications

Cullen, C., Coleman, W. & Adams, L. 21 Nov 2017 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Telecommunication networks
Acoustic waves

A pilot study of comparison gesture analysis in motion driven video games

Covone, F. V., Vaughan, B. & Cullen, C. 10 Oct 2016 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Motion in Games. New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 195-196 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Design of experiments

Human pattern recognition in data sonification

Cullen, C. & Coleman, W. 15 Jun 2016 p. 67-70 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Pattern recognition
Computer music
Chemical analysis


DIT Innovation Award- 1st place

Charlie Cullen (Recipient), Jun 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Speech analysis

EI Commercialisation Award

Charlie Cullen (Recipient), Sep 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Speech analysis

President of Ireland Research Excellence

Charlie Cullen (Recipient), 10 Sep 2013

Prize: National/international honour