“What is creativity, what is the process of creativity?” Sinéad O’Sullivan is an aerospace engineer from Armagh who worked on the planning for human missions to Mars at NASA. She’s also worked at Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management where she has applied chaos and complexity theories to everything from tech startups to music, a focus that reflects her interest in creativity. Last year she collaborated on a mini-opera about climate change disinformation entitled ‘Unexpected Changes’. On Ireland’s Edge - The Podcast Sinéad, a self proclaimed Taylor Swift stan, spoke with music journalist Jim Carroll about AI, creativity and what makes the perfect pop hit.
Sinead O’Sullivan is an Aerospace Engineer and Economist. After working for and with NASA designing human spaceflight missions to Mars and to asteroids, Sinead moved to Harvard Business School as a Sainsbury Management Fellow, looking at Interplanetary Economics. Now a Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she is taking the methodologies she created to model complexity at NASA and is using these models to better understand global grand challenges, such as democracy, global security, innovation, energy and globalization.