My research interests are in 3D Computer Graphics and Animation, an area I've worked in for nearly 30 years, and in which I have over 80 refereed publications. My research can be categorised into three main areas: facial modelling and animation, digital heritage, and simulation, visualisation and interfaces. I am Head of the Visual Computing Research Group and I also have a keen interest in education, and firmly support the University's stance on research-led teaching.
- James McIlveen, Steve Maddock, Peter Heywood and Paul Richmond. PED: Pedestrian Environment Designer. CGVC2016
- Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, Jenny Crangle, Dawn Hadley, Peter Heywood, Tom Hodgson, Steve Maddock, Robin Scott, Adam Wiles. The Digital Ossuary: Rothwell (Northamptonshire, UK). Proc. CAA2016, the 44th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Oslo, 29 March - 2 April, Session 06 Computer tools for depicting shape and detail in 3D archaeological models
- Najwa Alghamdi, Steve Maddock, Guy J. Brown, Jon Barker. Investigating the Impact of Artificial Enhancement of Lip Visibility on the Intelligibility of Spectrally-Distorted Speech. Proc. FAAVSP 2015 - The 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, 11-13 September, 2015, Vienna, Austria, pp.93-98
- Mark Warburton and Steve Maddock. Physically-based forehead animation including wrinkles. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Volume 26, Issue 1, January/February 2015, pages 55-68.
Recent funded projects
- Bax and Mckone (Humanstudio), Stone, Brown, Maddock. The Virtual Hole in the Road. Part of the Futurecade series of events, Millenium Gallery, Sheffield, 17-25 Sep, 2016 (part of the Festival of the Mind 2016 exhibition).
- 'A virtual ossuary for the Rothwell Charnel Chapel project website', Steve Maddock and Lizzy Craig-Atkins (Archaeology), TUoS SURE scheme, 13 June - 22 July, 2016, £1210
- Industrially funded PhD 'Multi Agent Visualisation and Interactive Rendering', Richmond and Maddock, in conjunction with the Transport Systems Catapult (£30,000 contribution)
- SATGPU, Richmond and Maddock. Commercial contract with Transport Systems Catapult, Atkins, Highways Agency and STFC, November 2015 - April 2016, (amount unspecified)
- 'The Digital Ossuary: 3D visualisation of a unique and endangered archaeological site', University of Sheffield Digital Humanities Exploration Fund, £950. Dawn Hadley (Archaeology), Elizabeth Craig-Atkins (Archaeology), Steve Maddock, Rab Scott (NAMRC), June 2015.
- '3D structure-from-motion in archaeology', project 3 in the Interdisciplinary PhD Network 'Transforming Research Methods in the Humanities', which consists of 3 PhD studentships, ~£170,000. Supervisors: Project 1: Fitzmaurice (English) and Green (Computer Science); Project 2: Watt (Hispanic Studies), Wessels (Sociological Studies); Project 3: Willmott (Archaeology), Maddock (Computer Science), Autumn 2014-2017.