Patrick O’ Toole

PhD Student, University College Cork

Project Title: Investigating Auditory-Visual-Emotional Cross-Modal Associations In Human-Computer Interfaces

Biography: Patrick grew up in Galway on the west coast of Ireland. He joins the Advance CRT program having graduated with a BA from University College Cork in 2019, where he studied Digital Humanities and IT. Patrick started his academic journey as a mature student in 2015 after years working as a musician, retail manager, marketeer and as a barista. Have a passion for playing, writing and creating interesting sounds/music and an interest art, mediation and East Asian philosophies, it is these passions that he would love to explore as part of his research in the area of Affective Computing and Human Computer Interaction. Understanding the connections between auditory and visual senses and how it affects our emotional states, is an area that can have great benefit for how we design interfaces for everyone in the future.

Supervisors: Dr. Maurizio Mancini (UCC) and Dr. Ian Pitt (UCC)