Career History

Stephen was appointed as a Lecturer in January 2005 and is part of the Graphics, Vision and Speech Lab. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in August 2012.

Stephen's research interests include Haptic Rendering, Collision Detection, Deformable objects and Real-time rendering. He is also interested in the application of new graphics techniques to Cultural Heritage, scientific visualisation  and virtual training simulations. His research into haptic rendering led to a book chapter on the subject included in the book titled "Haptic Rendering: Foundations, Algorithms and Applications" edited by Ming Lin and Miguel Otaduy. His research in this area continues with the development of novel haptic rendering algorithms suitable for Molecular Graphics. Software based on these algorithms is available for download from http://www.haptimol.co.uk. The latest features of HaptiMOL ISAS are shown in the video. For more details on his research and publications please click on the research box above.

Academic Background

Stephen gained a First Class degree in Computing Science in 2001 from the School of Information Systems (now known as the School of Computing Sciences), UEA. He was awarded a PhD titled "The Haptic Rendering of Tools in a Virtual Environment" from the School of Computing Sciences, UEA in 2005.

All Publications

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Madera Ramirez, F., Laycock, S., Herrera, C.

(2013)

Ray-triangle collision detection to approximate objects with spheres

UEA Repository

(Paper)


Laycock, S., Bell, G., Mortimore, D., Greco, M., Corps, N., Finkle, I.

(2013)

Combining X-ray micro-CT technology and 3D printing for the digital preservation and study of a 19th century cantonese chess piece with intricate internal structure

in Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage

5.

pp. 13:1-13:7

UEA Repository

(Article)


Tam, M., Laycock, S., Jayne, D., Babar, J., Noble, B.

(2013)

3-D printouts of the tracheobronchial tree generated from CT DICOM files as an aid to planning future interventional management in a case of extensive tracheobronchial chondromalacia caused by advanced relapsing polychondritis

in Journal of Radiology Case Reports

7.

pp. 34-43

UEA Repository

(Article)


Tam, M. D., Laycock, S. D., Brown, J. R., Jakeways, M.

(2013)

3D Printing of an Aortic Aneurysm to Facilitate Decision Making and Device Selection for Endovascular Aneurysm Repair in Complex Neck Anatomy

in Journal of Endovascular Therapy

20.

pp. 863-867

Full Text 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)


Tam, M., Laycock, S., Bell, D., Chojnowski, A.

(2012)

3-D printout of a DICOM file to aid surgical planning in a 6 year old patient with a large scapular osteochondroma complicating congenital diaphyseal aclasia

in Journal of Radiology Case Reports

6.

pp. 31-37

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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

UEA Repository

(Article)


Dorgham, O., Laycock, S., Fisher, M.

(2012)

Fast reconstructed radiographs from Octree compressed volumetric data

in International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

pp. 1-10

UEA Repository

(Article)


Dorgham, O., Laycock, S., Fisher, M.

(2012)

GPU Accelerated Generation of Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs for 2D/3D Image Registration

in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

59.

pp. 2594-2603

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Hulse, M., Tam, M., Isherwood, S., Scrase, C., Laycock, S., Mortimore, D., Patman, J., Short, S., Bell, D.

(2012)

Production of 3-D printer-generated radiotherapy shells using DICOM CT, MRI or 3-D surface laser scan – Acquired STL files: Preclinical feasibility studies

(Poster)


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)


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)


Stocks, M., Laycock, S., Hayward, S.

(2011)

Applying forces to elastic network models of large biomolecules using a haptic feedback device

in Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design

25.

pp. 203-211

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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

(2010)

Real-Time Traffic Simulation Using Cellular Automata

Full Text UEA Repository

(Paper)


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Key Research Interests

Stephen Laycock is part of the Computer Graphics Group.

Stephen's research focuses on haptic rendering, geometric algorithms and real-time rendering. He is particularly interested in using haptic feedback devices for education and training. Research projects include using haptics within medical training and the use of haptics to aid in the understanding of the mechanical properties of proteins. Software has been released for interacting with biomolecules using a haptic device (http://www.haptimol.co.uk). The latest features of HaptiMOL ISAS are shown in the video. Stephen is also interested in the application of new graphics techniques to the fields of Cultural Heritage, Scientific Visualisation and Virtual Training Simulations.

Selected Publications

Asque, C.T., Day, A.M. and Laycock, S.D., Cursor Navigation using Haptics for Motion-Impaired Computer Users, Haptics: Perception, Devices, Mobility and Communication, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Eurohaptics Proceedings), 2012, 13-24
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Applegate, C.S., Laycock, S.D. and Day, A.M., A Sketch-Based System for Highway Design with User-Specified Regions of Influence, Computers & Graphics, 36(6), 685-695, 2012

Asque, C.T., Day, A.M. and Laycock, S.D., Haptic Assisted Target Acquisition in a visual point-and-click task for computer users with motion-impairments, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 5(2), 2012, 120-130.

Laycock, S.D., Brown, P.G., Laycock, R.G. and Day, A.M., Aligning archive maps and extracting footprints for analysis of historic urban environments, Computers & Graphics, 35(2), 242-249, 2011.

Stocks, M.B., Laycock, S.D. and Hayward, S., Applying forces to elastic network models of large biomolecules using a haptic feedback device, Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design, 25(3), 203-211, 2011.

Dorgham, O, Fisher M., Laycock, S.D., Vinall, A.J. and Holmes-Smith, W., Fast 2D/3D Image Registration using Accelerated Generation of Sparsely Rendered Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Volume 5, Supplement 1, pp. S68, June 2010.

Stocks, M.B., Hayward, S. and Laycock, S.D., Interacting with the biomolecular solvent accessible surface via a haptic feedback device, BMC Structural Biology, 9:69, 2009.

Basdogan, C. and Laycock, S.D. and Day, A.M. and Patoglu, V. and Gillespie, R.B., Three-Degree-Of-Freedom Rendering, In Haptic Rendering: Foundations, Algorithms and Applications, Edited by Lin, M.C. and Otaduy, M., A.K. Peters, ISBN 978-1-56881-332-5, pp. 351-378, 2008.

Dorgham, O, Fisher, M. and Laycock, S., Performance of a 2d-3d image registration system using (lossy) compressed x-ray ct, The Annals of the BMVA, (3), 2009.

Laycock, S.D. and Day, A.M., A Survey of Haptic Rendering Techniques, Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 50-65, 2007.

Laycock, S. D. and Day, A. M., Incorporating Haptic Feedback for the Simulation of a Deformable Tool in a Rigid Scene. Computers & Graphics, Volume 29, Issue 3, Page(s) 341-351, 2005.

Laycock, S. D. and Day, A. M., Recent Developments and Applications of Haptic Devices. Computer Graphics Forum, Volume 22, Issue 2, Page(s) 117-132, 2003.


Stephen Laycock's Google Scholar Citations
 

Teaching Interests

Stephen teaches computer graphics, virtual environments and mathematics for computing.

Key Responsibilities

Admissions Director