Rachel Mc Donnell
Ussher Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Carrigan E, Kokkinara E, Gheorghe F, Houlier M, Donikian S, McDonnell R, Crowd appearance affects player performance in game combat scenarios, Proceedings - Motion in Games 2016: 9th International Conference on Motion in Games, MIG 2016, 2016, 2016, pp187 - 192 Conference Paper, 2016 URL DOI

Costigan T, Gerdelan A, Carrigan E, McDonnell R, Improving blendshape performance for crowds with GPU and GPGPU Techniques, Proceedings - Motion in Games 2016: 9th International Conference on Motion in Games, MIG 2016, 2016, 2016, pp73 - 78 Conference Paper, 2016 DOI URL

Ruhland, K., Peters, C.E., Andrist, S., (...), Mutlu, B., Mcdonnell, R, A Review of Eye Gaze in Virtual Agents, Social Robotics and HCI: Behaviour Generation, User Interaction and Perception, Computer Graphics Forum, 34, (6), 2015, p299-326 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

Katja Zibrek, Ludovic Hoyet, Kerstin Ruhland, Rachel McDonnell, Exploring the Effect of Motion Type and Emotions on the Perception of Gender in Virtual Humans, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 12, (3), 2015, pArticle 11 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Costigan T, McDonnell R, Speech independent emotion transfer for virtual faces, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2015, 11-September-2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 URL DOI

Eduard Zell, Carlos Aliaga, Adrian Jarabo, Katja Zibrek, Diego Gutierrez, Rachel McDonnell, Mario Botsch , To Stylize or not to Stylize? Effect of Shape and Material Stylization on the Perception of Computer Generated Faces, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015), 34, (6), 2015, p184:1 - 184:12 Journal Article, 2015

Zibrek K, McDonnell R, Evaluating the uncanny valley with the implicit association test, Proceedings - SAP 2015: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception, 2015, 2015, pp135- Conference Paper, 2015 URL DOI

Kokkinara E, McDonnell R, Animation realism affects perceived character appeal of a self-virtual face, Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games, MIG 2015, 2015, 2015, pp221 - 226 Conference Paper, 2015 URL DOI

Ruhland K, Zibrek K, McDonnell R, Perception of personality through eye gaze of realistic and cartoon models, Proceedings - SAP 2015: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception, 2015, 2015, pp19 - 23 Conference Paper, 2015 URL DOI

Kokkinara E, McDonnell R, The effect of animation realism on face ownership and engagement, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2015, 11-September-2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 URL DOI

Costigan, T., Prasad, M., McDonnell, R., Facial retargeting using neural networks, Proceedings - Motion in Games 2014, MIG 2014, Motion in Games 2014, MIG 2014, 2014, pp31-38 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Zibrek, Katja, McDonnell, Rachel, Does render style affect perception of personality in virtual humans?, Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, SAP 2014, 1th ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, SAP 2014; , Vancouver, BC; Canada, 8-9 AUg, 2014, pp111-115 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Kajta Zibrek, Ludovic Hoyet, Kerstin Ruhland, Rachel McDonnell , Evaluating the Effect of Emotion on Gender Recognition in Virtual Humans, ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, Dublin, Ireland, 2013, pp45 - 49 Conference Paper, 2013 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

Cathy Ennis, Ludovic Hoyet, Arjan Egges, Rachel McDonnell , Emotion Capture: Emotionally Expressive Characters for Games, ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games, November, 2013, 2013, pp53 - 60 Conference Paper, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Rachel McDonnell, Appealing Virtual Humans, Motion in Games, Rennes, France, November 15-17, edited by Marcelo Kallmann and Kostas Bekris , Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012, pp102 - 111 Conference Paper, 2012 URL DOI

Ludovic Hoyet, Rachel McDonnell, Carol O'Sullivan, Push it Real: Perceiving Causality in Virtual Interactions, ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2012), 31, (4), 2012, p90:1 - 90:9 Journal Article, 2012 URL URL DOI

Rachel McDonnell, Martin Breidt, and Heinrich Bulthoff, Render me Real? Investigating the Effect of Render Style on the Perception of Animated Virtual Humans, ACM Transaction on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2012), 31, (4), 2012, p99:1 - 99:11 Journal Article, 2012 DOI URL URL

Hoyet, L. , Ryall, K. , McDonnell, R. , O'Sullivan, C., Sleight of hand: Perception of finger motion from reduced marker sets, Proceedings - I3D 2012: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, 16th ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, Costa Mesa, 2012, pp79 - 86 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

McDonnell R, Sundstedt V, Proceedings, SAP 2012 - ACM Symposium on Applied Perception: Preface, Proceedings, SAP 2012 - ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, 2012, p6- Journal Article, 2012 URL

Ludovic Hoyet, Kenneth Ryall, Rachel McDonnell and Carol O'Sullivan, Perception of finger motion from reduced marker sets, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games (I3D'12), Orange County, CA, March 2012, ACM, 2012, pp79 - 86 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

McDonnell R, Sundstedt V, Introduction to special issue SAP 2012, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 9, (3), 2012 Journal Article, 2012 URL DOI

C. Ennis, R. McDonnell, C. O'Sullivan, Seeing is Believing: Body Motion Dominates in Multisensory Conversations, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29, (3), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

McHugh, JE, McDonnell, R, O'Sullivan, C & Newell, FN , Perceiving emotion in crowds: The role of dynamic body postures on the perception of emotion in crowded scenes, Experimental Brain Research, , 204, (3), 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Rachel McDonnell, Facial animation for real-time conversing groups, ACM/SSPNET Symposium on Facial Analysis and Animation, Edinburgh, 2010, 2010, pp13 - 13 Poster, 2010 URL TARA - Full Text

Martin Prazak, Rachel McDonnell, Carol O'Sullivan, Perceptual Evaluation of Human Animation Timewarping, SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Conference on Sketches & Applications, South Korea, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI

McHugh, J.E., McDonnell, R., O'Sullivan, C. & Newell, F.N., Perceiving emotion in crowds: the role of dynamic body postures on the perception of emotion in crowded scenes, Experimental Brain Research., 204, (3), 2010, p361 - 372 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

McDonnell, R. and M. Breidt, Face Reality: Investigating the Uncanny Valley for virtual faces, Proceedings of the 3rd ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia , 3rd ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia (SIGGRAPH Asia 2010), Seoul, 16-18 December 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text URL

R. McDonnell, C. O'Sullivan, Movements and voices affect perceived sex of virtual conversers, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualisation (APGV'10) , ACM, 2010, pp25-128 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI URL

Rachel McDonnell, Micheal Larkin, Benjamin Hernandez, Isaac Rudomin, Carol O'Sullivan, Eye-catching Crowds: Saliency based selective variation, ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2009), 28, (3), 2009 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

McDonnell, Rachel and Ennis, Cathy and Dobbyn, Simon and O'Sullivan, Carol, Talking bodies: Sensitivity to desynchronization of conversations, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 6, (4), 2009, p22-1 - 22-8 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

McDonnell, Rachel., Joerg, Sophie., McHugh, Joanna, Newell, Fiona N. and O'Sullivan, Carol, Investigating the role of body shape on the perception of emotion, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 6, (3), 2009, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Rachel McDonnell, Sophie Joerg, Jessica K. Hodgins, Fiona Newell, and Carol O'Sullivan, Evaluating the effect of motion and body shape on the perceived sex of virtual characters, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 5, (4), 2009, p1 - 14 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

McDonnell, R., Joerg, S., McHugh, J., Newell, F.N. & O'Sullivan, C., Investigating the role of body shape on the perception of emotion, ACM: Transactions on Applied Perception, 6, (3), 2009, p14 - 25 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Christopher Peters, Cathy Ennis, Rachel McDonnell, Carol O' Sullivan, Crowds in Context: Evaluating the Perceptual Plausibility of Pedestrian Orientations , Eurographics 2008 Short Papers Proceedings, Crete, 2008, pp33 - 36 Conference Paper, 2008

McDonnell, R., Larkin, M., Dobbyn, S., Collins, S. and O'Sullivan, C., Clone Attack! Perception of Crowd Variety, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 27, (3), 2008 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Rachel McDonnell, Sophie Jörg, Joanna McHugh, Fiona Newell and Carol O'Sullivan, Evaluating the emotional content of human motions on real and virtual characters, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization (APGV'08), Los Angeles, August, edited by S. Creem-Regehr and K. Myszkowski , ACM Press, 2008, pp67-74 Conference Paper, 2008 URL DOI

Rachel McDonnell, Micheal Larkin, Simon Dobbyn, Steven Collins and Carol O'Sullivan, Clone Attack! Perception of Crowd Variety, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 27, (3), 2008, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Rachel McDonnell, Sophie Joerg, Jessica Hodgins, Fiona Newell, Carol O'Sullivan, Virtual Shapers & Movers: Form and Motion affect Sex Perception, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, APGV'07: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization, Tuebingen, Germany, 25-27 May, 253, 2007, pp7 - 10 Conference Paper, 2007 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Kavan, L., McDonnell, R., Dobbyn, S., Zara, J., O'Sullivan, C., Skinning Arbitrary Deformations, I3D'07: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games, Seattle WA, April 30 - May 2, ACM Press, 2007, pp53 - 60 Conference Paper, 2007 URL DOI URL

Rachel McDonnell, Simon Dobbyn, Carol O'Sullivan, Pipeline for Populating Games with Realistic Crowds, International Journal of Intelligent Games and Simulation, 4, (2), 2007, p1 - 15 Journal Article, 2007 URL

Rachel McDonnell, Fiona Newell, Carol O'Sullivan, Smooth Movers: Perceptually Guided Human Motion Simulation, Eurographics/ ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation, San Diego, U.S., August, 2007, edited by D. Metaxas and J. Popovic , ACM Press, 2007, pp259 - 269 Conference Paper, 2007 URL

Rachel McDonnell, Simon Dobbyn and Carol O'Sullivan., Crowd Creation Pipeline for Games, the 9th International Conference on Computer Games, CGames 2006, Dublin, November 2006, 2006, pp183 - 190 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Rachel McDonnell, Simon Dobbyn, Steven Collins and Carol Ann O'Sullivan, Perceptual evaluation of level of detail clothing for virtual humans, Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics symposium on Computer animation, Vienna, Austria, September 2006, edited by M.P.Cani and J.O'Brien , 2006, pp117 - 126 Conference Paper, 2006 TARA - Full Text URL URL

McDonnell, R., Dobbyn, S., Collins, S., O'Sullivan, C., Perceptual Evaluation of Level of Detail Clothing for Virtual Humans, ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation, Austria, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Ljiljana Skrba, Simon Dobbyn, Rachel McDonnell and Carol O'Sullivan , Animating Dolly: Real-time Herding and Rendering of Sheep, Eurographics Ireland Workshop, Dublin, October 2006, edited by C. Noonan , 2006, pp7 - 12 Conference Paper, 2006 URL

Simon Dobbyn, Rachel.McDonnell, Ladislav Kavan, Steven Collins and Carol O'Sullivan , Clothing the Masses: Real-Time Clothed Crowds With Variation. , Eurographics Short Papers proceedings , Vienna, Austria, September 2006, 2006, pp103 - 106 Conference Paper, 2006 URL URL

John Hamill, Rachel McDonnell, Simon Dobbyn and Carol O'Sullivan, Perceptual evaluation of impostor representations for virtual humans and buildings , Computer Graphics Forum, 24, (3), 2005, p623 - 633 Journal Article, 2005 DOI URL

Rachel McDonnell, Simon Dobbyn, Carol O'Sullivan, LOD Human Representations: A Comparative Study, Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Crowd Simulation (V-CROWDS '05), Lausanne, Switzerland, November, 2005, edited by Thalmann, D. , 2005, pp101 - 115 Conference Paper, 2005 URL URL

Carol O'Sullivan, Sarah Howlett, Yann Morvan, Rachel McDonnell and Keith O'Conor, Perceptually adaptive graphics, EUROGRAPHICS 2004, State of the Art Reports, Grenoble, France, 2004, pp141 - 164 Conference Paper, 2004 URL TARA - Full Text URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

McHugh, J.E., McDonnell, R., Chan, J.S. & Newell, F.N., The Multisensory Perception of Emotions in Real and Virtual Humans, British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2008, Dublin, April 2008 Poster,