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.

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Iakovou, G., Hayward, S., Laycock, S. D.

(2015)

Adaptive GPU-accelerated force calculation for interactive rigid molecular docking using haptics,

in Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling

61.

pp. 1-12

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Iakovou, G., Hayward, S., Laycock, S.

(2014)

A real-time proximity querying algorithm for haptic-based molecular docking,

in Faraday Discussions

169.

pp. 359-377

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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)

(Published)


Greco, M., Bell, D., Woolnough, L., Laycock, S., Corps, N., Mortimore, D., Hudson, D.

(2014)

3-D visualisation, printing, and volume determination of the tracheal respiratory system in the adult desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria,

in Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

152.

pp. 42-51

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(Article)

(Published)


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

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(Article)

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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

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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

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Stocks, M. B., Hayward, S., Laycock, S. D.

(2009)

Interacting with the biomolecular solvent accessible surface via a haptic feedback device,

in BMC Structural Biology

9.

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Ryalat, M. H., Laycock, S., Fisher, M.

(2017)

A fast and automatic approach for removing artefacts due to immobilisation masks in X-ray CT,

in 2017 IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI).

IEEE Conference Publications

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Ryalat, M. H., Laycock, S., Fisher, M.

(2017)

Automatic Removal of Mechanical Fixations from CT Imagery with Particle Swarm Optimisation,

in Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering : 5th International Work-Conference, IWBBIO 2017, Granada, Spain, April 26–28, 2017, Proceedings, Part I.

Springer

pp. 419-431

ISBN 978-3-319-56147-9

(Conference contribution)

(Published)


Iakovou, G., Hayward, S., Laycock, S.

(2017)

A virtual environment for studying the docking interactions of rigid biomolecules with haptics,

in Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling

57

(5)

pp. 1142–1152

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Iakovou, G., Laycock, S., Hayward, S.

(2016)

Determination of locked interfaces in biomolecular complexes using Haptimol_RD,

in Biophysics and Physicobiology

13

pp. 97-103

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Ryalat, M. H., Emmens, D., Hulse, M., Bell, D., Al-Rahamneh, Z., Laycock, S., Fisher, M.

(2016)

Evaluation of Particle Swarm Optimisation for Medical Image Segmentation,

in Advances in Systems Science : Proceedings of the International Conference on Systems Science 2016 (ICSS 2016).

Springer International Publishing

pp. 61-72

ISBN 978-3-319-48943-8

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

(2015)

Towards the production of radiotherapy treatment shells on 3D printers using data derived from DICOM CT and MRI: preclinical feasibility studies,

in Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice

14

(01)

pp. 92-98

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Iakovou, G., Hayward, S., Laycock, S. D.

(2015)

Adaptive GPU-accelerated force calculation for interactive rigid molecular docking using haptics,

in Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling

61

pp. 1-12

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Laycock, S. D., Bell, G. D., Corps, N., Mortimore, D. B., Cox, G., May, S., Finkel, I.

(2015)

Using a Combination of Micro-Computed Tomography, CAD and 3D Printing Techniques to Reconstruct Incomplete 19th-Century Cantonese Chess Pieces,

in Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage

7

(4)

article no. 25

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Iakovou, G., Hayward, S., Laycock, S.

(2014)

A real-time proximity querying algorithm for haptic-based molecular docking,

in Faraday Discussions

169

pp. 359-377

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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

(10-11)

pp. 689-703

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Greco, M., Bell, D., Woolnough, L., Laycock, S., Corps, N., Mortimore, D., Hudson, D.

(2014)

3-D visualisation, printing, and volume determination of the tracheal respiratory system in the adult desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria,

in Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

152

(1)

pp. 42-51

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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

(2014)

Real-time accumulation of occlusion-based snow,

in The Visual Computer

31

pp. 689-700

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Fisher, M., Applegate, C., Ryalat, M., Laycock, S., Hulse, M., Emmens, D., Bell, D.

(2014)

Evaluation of 3D Printed Immobilisation Shells for Head and Neck IMRT,

in Open Journal of Radiology

04

(04)

pp. 322-328

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

(2013)

Ray-triangle collision detection to approximate objects with spheres,

UEA Repository

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(Published)


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

(2013)

Fast reconstructed radiographs from Octree compressed volumetric data,

in International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery

8

(2)

pp. 313-322

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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

(8)

pp. 34-43

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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

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pp. 863-867

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

(2012)

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 on Computing and Cultural Heritage

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(4)

pp. 13:1-13:7

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

(2012)

Interactive Exploration of Historic Information via Gesture Recognition,

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

(2012)

Vectorising Building Footprints from Historic Maps,

UEA Repository

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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.

Follow this link for details of current PhD opportunities in Computing Sciences. But feel free to email me to discuss projects outside these areas and alternative sources of funding.

 

Stephen Laycock's Google Scholar Citations
 

Teaching Interests

Stephen teaches computer graphics.

Key Responsibilities

Associate Dean for Admissions, Science Faculty