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Michael Meredith

Dr Michael Meredith BEng, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

Summary

Michael is a senior lecture on the BSc Computer Science degree at Sheffield Hallam University, were he teaches programming, computer architecture and practical algorithms and data structures using languages including C++, Java and x86 assembly. He is also the course leader for the BSc Computer Science degree.

  • About

    His areas of research include 2D and 3D graphics (including augmented reality), digital humanities and mathematical modelling. He has previously worked on projects that

    • model human locomotion using dynamics and kinematics
    • medieval scribal hand identification,
    • explored the use of virtual worlds as a social way of collecting research materials
    • investigated the use of consumer-grade technology for the virtual reconstruction of heritage sites
    • used augmented reality on a mobile device to aid navigation around a building

    Alongside teaching on the Computer Science degree at Hallam, his areas of interest and research include

    • augmented reality on mobile devices using fiducial markers for indoor navigation
    • using consumer-grade tech (the Kinect device) to scan and build virtual environments for visitor attractions
    • mathematical modelling and simulation of human locomotion using kinematics, dynamics and biomechanics
    • Digital Humanities - text collation, image processing on medieval manuscripts, virtual worlds
    • interactive museum kiosk software

    2D and 3D Graphics, mathematical modelling and imaging

  • Teaching

    Department of Computing

    Science, Technology and Arts

    Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

    Computing

    Computer Science

  • Publications

    Sørensen, L., Meredith, M., Linn, A., “Ola Nordmann Goes West”, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, May 2013

    Meredith, M., Linn, A., “Representing Norwegian Emigration in the Virtual World through the Eyes of Ola Nordmann”, Digital Humanities Congress 2012, September 2012

    Meredith, M., Linn, A., “Ola Nordmann goes West: Using virtual worlds and on-line social networking technologies as historical research tools”, Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, May 2012

    Simeone, M., Guiliano, J., Kooper, R., et al, “Digging into data using new collaborative infrastructures supporting humanities-based computer science research”, First Monday, May 2011

    Bajcsy, P., Kooper, R., Marini, L., et al, “Supporting Scientific Discoveries to Answer Art Authorship Related Questions Across Diverse Disciplines and Geographically Distributed Resources”, Digital Humanities 2011

    Meredith, M., Ainsworth, P., “Answering Medieval Authorship Questions using e-Science”, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A

    Meredith, M., Ainsworth, P., “Answering Medieval Authorship Questions using e-Science”, All Hands 2010

    Meredith, M., Ainsworth, P., “Digging into Image Data to Answer Authorship-Related Questions”, All Hands 2010

    Ainsworth, P., Meredith, M., “e-Science for medievalists: options, challenges, solutions and opportunities”, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Vol 3, No. 4, 2009, special issue on e-Science for the Arts and Humanities

    Martinez Lazalde, O., Maddock, S., Meredith, M., "A Constraint-Based approach to Visual Speech for a Mexican-Spanish Talking Head", International Journal of Computer Games Technology, Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 412056

    Martinez-Lazalde, O., Maddock, S., Meredith, M., “A Mexican-Spanish Talking Head”, The Third International Conference on Games Research and Development 2007 (CyberGames 2007), pp. 17-24, 2007

    Meredith, M. and Maddock, S., “Approximating Character Biomechanics with Real Time Weighted Inverse Kinematics”, Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Vol. 18, Issue 4-5, pp. 349-359, 2007

    Meredith, M. and Maddock, S., “Inverse Skinning”, CVMP 2006 (The 3rd European Conference on Visual Media Production), pp. 163-172

    Meredith, M, “Adapting and Reconfiguring Human Figure Motion Capture Data through the Application of Inverse Kinematics and Biomechanics-Based Optimisation”, PhD Thesis, The Department of Computer Science, The University of Sheffield, UK, March 2006

    Meredith, M. and Maddock, S., "Adapting Motion Capture using weighted Real-Time Inverse Kinematics", ACM Computers in Entertainment, Volume 3(1), Jan/Mar, 2005

    Meredith, M. and Maddock, S., "Individualised Character Motion Using Weighted Real-Time Inverse Kinematics", Proc. GAME-ON 2004, pp. 57-64 (Best paper of the conference)

    Meredith, M. and Maddock, S., "Adapting Motion Capture using weighted Real-Time Inverse Kinematics", Proc. GDTW 2004 (The 2nd annual international workshop in Computer Game Design and Technology), pp. 120-129 (Best paper of the conference)

    Meredith, M. and Maddock, S., "Using a half-Jacobian for real-time inverse kinematics", Proc. CGAIDE'04 (The 5th International Conference on Computer Games: Artificial Intelligence, Design and Education), pp. 81-88

    Meredith, M. and Maddock, S., "Real-Time Inverse Kinematics: The Return of the Jacobian", Department of Computer Science Research Memorandum CS-04-06, University of Sheffield

    Meredith, M. and Maddock, S., "Motion capture file formats explained", Department of Computer Science Technical Report CS-01-11, University of Sheffield

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