Dr Rowan   Hughes
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Rowan Hughes

Arts,Design & Architecture

Rowan Hughes grew up in Galway, Ireland, an altogether wonderful place (if a bit wet). Having a PhD in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin and experience in the VFX business, Rowan is a veteran computer scientist and researcher with a passion for computer graphics, simulation, data science and Star Wars. He’s on twitter @rowanthughes


3D Visualisation Aesthetics Lab - Level 4 F Block


  • Journal articles | 2021
    Hughes R; Zhu L; Bednarz T, 2021, 'Generative Adversarial Networks–Enabled Human–Artificial Intelligence Collaborative Applications for Creative and Design Industries: A Systematic Review of Current Approaches and Trends', Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/frai.2021.604234
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kadir SR; Lilja A; Gunn N; Strong C; Hughes RT; Bailey BJ; Rae J; Parton RG; Mcghee J, 2021, 'Nanoscape, a data-driven 3D real-time interactive virtual cell environment', eLife, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.64047
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hughes R; Scarfe P; Hibbard P; van Dam L, 2018, 'Perception of Object Movement in Virtual Reality', Journal of Vision, vol. 18, pp. 499 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/18.10.499
    Journal articles |
    Kadir SR; Lilja A; Gunn N; Strong C; Hughes RT; Bailey BJ; Rae J; Parton RG; McGhee J, 'Nanoscape, a data-driven 3D real-time interactive virtual cell environment', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.15.340778
  • Reports | 2014
    Hughes R, 2014, Sketch-Based Annotation and Authoring of Geometrically Sparse 3D Environments, https://www.scss.tcd.ie/publications/tech-reports/reports.14/TCD-CS-2014-01.pdf
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Bednarz T; Mathews A; Filonik D; Hughes RT; Chen D; Zhu L, 2021, 'Visual analytics for large networks', in ACM SIGGRAPH 2021 Courses, ACM, presented at SIGGRAPH '21: Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3450508.3464558
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Hughes R; Edmond C; Wells L; Glencross M; Zhu L; Bednarz T, 2020, 'EXplainable AI (XAI): An introduction to the XAI landscape with practical examples', in SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Courses, SA 2020, ACM, presented at SA '20: SIGGRAPH Asia 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3415263.3419166
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Bailey BJ; Lilja A; Strong C; Moline K; Kavallaris M; Hughes RT; McGhee J, 2019, 'Multi-user immersive virtual reality prototype for collaborative visualization of microscopy image data', in Proceedings - VRCAI 2019: 17th ACM SIGGRAPH International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry, ACM Press, presented at The 17th International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry, 14 November 2019 - 16 November 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3359997.3365730
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Lilja AR; Kadir SR; Hughes RT; Gunn NJ; Strong CW; Bailey BJ; Parton RG; McGhee JB, 2019, 'Nanoscapes: Authentic scales and densities in real-time 3D cinematic visualizations of cellular landscapes', presented at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Posters, 17 November 2019 - 20 November 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3355056.3364567
    Conference Posters | 2019
    Hughes RT; Strong C; McGhee J, 2019, 'Vox-Cells: Voxel-based visualization of volume data for enhanced understanding and exploration in Virtual Reality (VR)', http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3306214.3338551
    Theses / Dissertations | 2016
    Hughes R, 2016, Modelling Plausible Steering Behaviours for Autonomous Virtual Humans in Complex Environments
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Hughes R, 2015, 'DAVIS: Density-adaptive Synthetic-vision Based Steering for Virtual Crowds', in Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games, MIG '15, Paris, France, presented at MIG '15, Paris, France, 16 November 2015 - 18 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2822013.2822030
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Hughes R; Ondrej J; Dingliana J, 2014, 'Holonomic collision avoidance for virtual crowds', in SCA '14 Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation, SCA '14, Copenhagen, Denmark, presented at SCA '14, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 July 2014 - 23 July 2014, http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2849517.2849535
    Conference Posters | 2013
    Hughes R, 2013, 'Experiment-based Modelling and Simulation of Holonomic Collision Avoidance Strategies for Virtual Humans', MIG '13, presented at Rowan Hughes, MIG '13, 07 November 2013 - 09 November 2013