Stephen Laycock


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Stephen is part of the Graphics, Vision and Speech Lab.

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 For more details on his research and publications please click on the research box above or view google scholar below.


Stephen Laycock's Google Scholar Citations

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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.

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.


Key Responsibilities

Associate Dean for Admissions, Science Faculty

Teaching Interests

Stephen teaches computer graphics.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005

Bachelor of Science, University of East Anglia

Award Date: 1 Jan 2001