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.
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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A real-time proximity querying algorithm for haptic-based molecular docking
in Faraday Discussions
pp. 359-377Full Text UEA Repository
Augmenting Graphical User Interfaces with Haptic Assistance for Motion-Impaired Operators
in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
pp. 689-703Full Text UEA Repository
3-D visualisation, printing, and volume determination of the tracheal respiratory system in the adult desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria
in Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata
pp. 42-51Full Text UEA Repository
Real-time accumulation of occlusion-based snow
in The Visual ComputerFull Text UEA Repository
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
pp. 1-7Full Text UEA Repository
Evaluation of 3-D Printed Immobilisation Shells for Head and Neck IMRT
in Open Journal of Radiology
pp. 322-328Full Text UEA Repository
Ray-triangle collision detection to approximate objects with spheresUEA Repository
Fast reconstructed radiographs from Octree compressed volumetric data
in International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
pp. 313-322Full Text UEA Repository
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
pp. 34-43Full Text UEA Repository
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
pp. 863-867Full Text UEA Repository
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
pp. 13:1-13:7Full Text UEA Repository
Interactive Exploration of Historic Information via Gesture RecognitionFull Text UEA Repository
Vectorising Building Footprints from Historic MapsUEA Repository
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
pp. 31-37Full Text UEA Repository
A sketch-based system for highway design with user-specified regions of influence
in Computers & Graphics
pp. 685-695Full Text UEA Repository
Cursor Navigation using Haptics for Motion-Impaired Computer UsersFull Text UEA Repository
Haptic Assisted Target Acquisition in a visual point-and-click task for computer users with motion-impairments
in IEEE Transactions on Haptics
pp. 120-130Full Text UEA Repository
GPU Accelerated Generation of Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs for 2D/3D Image Registration
in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
pp. 2594-2603Full Text UEA Repository
Production of 3-D printer-generated radiotherapy shells using DICOM CT, MRI or 3-D surface laser scan – Acquired STL files: Preclinical feasibility studies
HistOracle: Consolidation and Dissemination of Heritage InformationFull Text 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.
Asque, C.T., Laycock, S.D. and Day, A.M., Augmenting Graphical User Interfaces with Haptic Assistance for Motion-Impaired Operators, To appear in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 2014.
Iakovou, G., Hayward S.J. and Laycock, S.D., FD169: A real-time proximity querying algorithm for haptic-based molecular docking, Faraday Discussions 169, 2014.
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.
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.
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 teaches computer graphics, virtual environments and mathematics for computing.