Biography

Andy is leader of the computer graphics research group. He established the Urban Modelling Group (UMG - www.urbanmodellinggroup.co.uk) and the Crowd Simulation Group (CSG - www.crowdsimulationgroup.co.uk). He has published over 100 research papers and holds (or has held) several EU and EPSRC grants. His research interests are in applied computational geometry, real time rendering and behaviour of crowds and haptics for deformable bodies. UMG works closely with the School of History (Virtual Past) on virtual historic reconstruction.

PhD Projects

The following opportunity exists to pursue a PhD with Prof. Day on the projects:

Real Time Crowd Rendering

Career History

He has worked as an engineer for BT, as a school teacher of Mathematics and as a FE lecturer in Mathematics and Computing at Norwich City College. At UEA he was appointed Lecturer in Computing Science in 1985. In 1999 he became a Senior Lecturer and in 2003 was promoted to Reader in the School of Computing Sciences. In 2005 he was appointed to Professor of Computing Science. He is a fellow of Eurographics.

Academic Background

Andy has a First class degree in Mathematics from UEA and in 1990 he was awarded a PhD in Computing Science, 'The Serial and Parallel Implementation of Geometric Algorithms', at UEA.

Highlighted Publications

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Asque, C., Day, A., Laycock, S.

(2014)

Augmenting Graphical User Interfaces with Haptic Assistance for Motion-Impaired Operators

in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

72.

pp. 689-703

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Reynolds, D. T., Laycock, S. D., Day, A. M.

(2014)

Real-time accumulation of occlusion-based snow

in The Visual Computer

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


French, G., Kennaway, R., Day, A.

(2014)

Programs as Visual interactive documents

in Software Practice and Experience

44.

pp. 911-930

UEA Repository

(Article)


Bailey, S., Powell, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2012)

Interactive Exploration of Historic Information via Gesture Recognition

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Brown, P., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2012)

Vectorising Building Footprints from Historic Maps

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Applegate, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2012)

A sketch-based system for highway design with user-specified regions of influence

in Computers & Graphics

36.

pp. 685-695

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Asque, C., Day, A., Laycock, S.

(2012)

Cursor Navigation using Haptics for Motion-Impaired Computer Users

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Asque, C., Day, A., Laycock, S.

(2012)

Haptic Assisted Target Acquisition in a visual point-and-click task for computer users with motion-impairments

in IEEE Transactions on Haptics

5.

pp. 120-130

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Lister, W., Day, A.

(2012)

Stream-based animation of real-time crowd scenes

in Computers & Graphics

36.

pp. 651-657

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Powell, C., Laycock, S., Day, A., Bailey, S., rodziewicz, J., Gregory, J., Williamson, T.

(2012)

HistOracle: Consolidation and Dissemination of Heritage Information

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Haciomeroglu, M., Laycock, R., Day, A.

(2012)

Fuzzy logic controlled pedestrian groups on urban environments

in Motion in Games

pp. 326-337

UEA Repository

(Article)


Laycock, S., Brown, P., Laycock, R., Day, A.

(2011)

Aligning archive maps and extracting footprints for analysis of historic urban environments.

in Computers & Graphics

35.

pp. 242-249

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Applegate, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2011)

A Sketch based system for highway design

(Other)


Applegate, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2011)

A sketch based algorithm for generating roads

(Other)


Reynolds, D., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2011)

Remodelling of Botanical Trees for Real-Time Simulation

(Other)


Lister, W., Laycock, R. G., Day, A. M.

(2010)

A Key Pose Caching System for Rendering an Animated Crowd in Real Time

in Computer Graphics Forum

29.

pp. 2304-2312

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Applegate, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2010)

Real-Time Traffic Simulation Using Cellular Automata

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Galvao, R., Laycock, R., Day, A.

(2010)

Dynamic Animation of Large Crowds

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Galvao, R., Laycock, R., Day, A.

(2010)

Illuminating Crowds Via Integral Approximation of Cosine Lobes

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Madera, F. A., Laycock, S. D., Day, A. M.

(2010)

Detecting Self-Collisions using a hybrid bounding volume algorithm

UEA Repository

(Paper)


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All Publications

See Highlights
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Asque, C., Day, A., Laycock, S.

(2014)

Augmenting Graphical User Interfaces with Haptic Assistance for Motion-Impaired Operators

in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies

72.

pp. 689-703

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Reynolds, D. T., Laycock, S. D., Day, A. M.

(2014)

Real-time accumulation of occlusion-based snow

in The Visual Computer

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


French, G., Kennaway, R., Day, A.

(2014)

Programs as Visual interactive documents

in Software Practice and Experience

44.

pp. 911-930

UEA Repository

(Article)


Bailey, S., Powell, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2012)

Interactive Exploration of Historic Information via Gesture Recognition

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Brown, P., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2012)

Vectorising Building Footprints from Historic Maps

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Applegate, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2012)

A sketch-based system for highway design with user-specified regions of influence

in Computers & Graphics

36.

pp. 685-695

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Asque, C., Day, A., Laycock, S.

(2012)

Cursor Navigation using Haptics for Motion-Impaired Computer Users

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Asque, C., Day, A., Laycock, S.

(2012)

Haptic Assisted Target Acquisition in a visual point-and-click task for computer users with motion-impairments

in IEEE Transactions on Haptics

5.

pp. 120-130

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Lister, W., Day, A.

(2012)

Stream-based animation of real-time crowd scenes

in Computers & Graphics

36.

pp. 651-657

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Powell, C., Laycock, S., Day, A., Bailey, S., rodziewicz, J., Gregory, J., Williamson, T.

(2012)

HistOracle: Consolidation and Dissemination of Heritage Information

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Haciomeroglu, M., Laycock, R., Day, A.

(2012)

Fuzzy logic controlled pedestrian groups on urban environments

in Motion in Games

pp. 326-337

UEA Repository

(Article)


Laycock, S., Brown, P., Laycock, R., Day, A.

(2011)

Aligning archive maps and extracting footprints for analysis of historic urban environments.

in Computers & Graphics

35.

pp. 242-249

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Applegate, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2011)

A Sketch based system for highway design

(Other)


Applegate, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2011)

A sketch based algorithm for generating roads

(Other)


Reynolds, D., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2011)

Remodelling of Botanical Trees for Real-Time Simulation

(Other)


Lister, W., Laycock, R. G., Day, A. M.

(2010)

A Key Pose Caching System for Rendering an Animated Crowd in Real Time

in Computer Graphics Forum

29.

pp. 2304-2312

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Applegate, C., Laycock, S., Day, A.

(2010)

Real-Time Traffic Simulation Using Cellular Automata

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


Galvao, R., Laycock, R., Day, A.

(2010)

Dynamic Animation of Large Crowds

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Galvao, R., Laycock, R., Day, A.

(2010)

Illuminating Crowds Via Integral Approximation of Cosine Lobes

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Madera, F. A., Laycock, S. D., Day, A. M.

(2010)

Detecting Self-Collisions using a hybrid bounding volume algorithm

UEA Repository

(Paper)


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Key Research Interests

Andy Day is leader of the Computer Graphics Group

His main research interests are in the application of computational geometry to computer graphics, haptics,  crowd and urban visualisation and virtual environments.

He began research in 1985 with the Computational Geometry Group, headed by Prof. A.R. Forrest, on the serial and parallel implementation of geometric algorithms. His early work concentrated on the problems of degeneracy in geometric algorithms for convex hulls and Voronoi diagrams. He has also worked on scientific visualisation of environmental data with the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA. He has researched parallel high performance image synthesis using ray tracing techniques and fast methods of space partitioning using BSP trees and pre-processing for interactive walkthroughs. He was co-investigator with Prof. D B. Arnold on the EC project ETHOS in 1999, to identify, demonstrate, and evaluate Generic Technologies for Virtual Environments. He was also co-investigator on the EC CHARISMATIC project (Cultural Heritage Attractions featuring Interactive Scenes and Multi-function Avatars as Theatrical Intelligent Characters) in 2000. On this project the UEA group researched rapid modelling using procedural methods and rendering acceleration techniques for populated urban scenes. He was principal investigator on the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Rapid World Modelling project (2000) which focused on modelling the planet earth using compression techniques and the automatic modelling of urban environments. He currently holds three EPSRC grants for Real Time Crowd Rendering and Urban Modelling for Transport Studies.

He has also researched haptic rendering and virtual environments since 2001 and his recent work with Dr. S. Laycock on deformable tools, such as bending rods, has important applications in medical training (such a steerable catheter simulation), engineering and virtual prototyping.
 

Selected Publications

Reynolds, D. T., Laycock, S. D., Day, A.M., Real-time accumulation of occlusion-based snow, Visual Computer, DOI 10.1007/s00371-014-0995-5, 2014

French, G.W.,Kennaway, J.R., Day, A.M., Programs as Visual interactive documents, Software Practice and Experience, Vol.44, Issue 8 pp. 911-930, 2014

Asque, C., Day, A.M., Laycock, S. Augmenting Graphical User Interfaces with Haptic Assistance for Motion-Impaired Operators in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies72.pp. 689-703, 2014

Asque, C., Day, A.,M. Laycock, S . Cursor Navigation using Haptics for Motion-Impaired Computer users, Haptics: Perception, Devices, Mobility, and Communication, pp. 13-24, 2012

Laycock, R. G., and Day, A. M., Image Registration in a Coarse Three Dimensional Virtual Environment. Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 25, Issue 1, Page(s) 69-82, 2006.

Day, A. M. and Willmott, J. M., Compound Textures for Dynamic Impostor Rendering. Computers and Graphics, Volume 29, Issue 1, Page(s) 109-124, 2005.

Platings, M. and Day, A. M., Compression of Large Scale Terrain Data for Real Time Visualization using a Tiled Quad Tree. Computers Graphics Forum, Volume 23, Issue 4, Page(s) 741-759, 2004.

Franzetti, T., Day, A. M. and Arnold, D. B., A fan growing algorithm for efficient vertex caching. Computers & Graphics, Volume 27, Issue 5, Page(s) 773-789, 2003.

List all publications by Professor Andy Day (Eprints)


Some Recent Grants

2012-2015, AHRC Magna Carta grant with HIS.

2011-2012,  KTP with School of History and HEART.

2008-2012, 3D-COFORM, EU grant, 'Tools and Expertise for 3D Collection'.

2008, ERDF ‘Spatial Metro’ project extension. 

2008-2013, EPSRC/SUSTRANS, i-connect.

2008-2012, EPSRC/SUSTRANS, VISIONS.

2007-2010, EPSRC Real Time Rendering of crowds of high quality and distinct people.

2006-2007, EEDA POC, High quality virtual models with force feedback.

2006-2007, British Academy, Virtual Model of Worcester Cathedral Chapter house

2005-2007, ERDF ‘Spatial Metro’ project 

2004-2005, ERDF ‘Liveable City’ project .

2004-2008, EPOCH (Excellence in Processing Open Cultural Heritage) Network of Excellence. 

2000-2003, EPSRC Rapid World Modeling. 

2000-2002, CHARISMATIC (Cultural heritage attractions featuring interactive scenes and multi-function avatars as theatrical intelligent characters), EU FWK 5

Teaching Interests

He teaches computer graphics, computational geometry and mathematics for computing.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Elected Fellow of the Eurographics Society, 2005 Member of editorial advisory board for Computers and Graphics Journal

Key Responsibilities

Deputy Head of School
Director of Infrastructure
Environmental Awareness Officer
Head of Graphics Group