‘CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies’ at Dublin City University (DCU) is an Irish national research centre that focuses on the intersection between two important areas, Adaptive Sensing and Information Discovery, that aims to develop innovative new technologies towards improving the quality of life of people in areas such as personal health, digital media and management of our environment. CLARITY is a partnership between University College Dublin and Dublin City University, supported by research at the Tyndall National Institute (TNI) Cork.
The overarching theme of CLARITY’s research programme – bringing information to life – refers to the harvesting and harnessing of large volumes of sensed information, from both the physical world in which we live, and the digital world of modern communications & computing. CLARITY brings the expertise of 40 researchers including 7 Faculty, 7 postdoctoral researchers, 24 research students and further support people in areas that cover A/V analysis, 3-D and multi-modal imaging and analysis, content access from mobile platforms, distributed artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems. The group has taken part in previous EU projects including the FP6 Integrated Project aceMedia and the FP5 SCHEMA Network of Excellence and the Cost292 initiative as well as earlier EU projects including MoMuSys, DICEMAN, SIMPR and the Mira Working Group.
Within 3DLife DCU will work on extracting 3D data from camera networks (WP4.2), multi-modal fusion and activity inference (WP4.4), autonomous multi-agent systems for 3D avatars (WP6.1), immersive virtual worlds (WP6.4) and understanding and classifying gestures (WP6.2).