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Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition

Members

Dr Nick Holliman, BSc PhD

Personal web page

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44287
Room number: E371 (Higginson)

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2007: Visiting Scientist and Collaborator with the Initiative for Innovative Computing at Harvard: Working with Professor Alyssa Goodman, Dr Mike Halle, Michelle Borkin and colleagues from the AstroMed project to understand the application of stereoscopic rendering technologies to astromonical observations from the COMPLETE project. Outputs include movies, images and a joint visualization tutorial at ADASS 2007.
  • 2007: Associate Editor, Geological Society of America, Geosphere Special Issue.: Invited to be an AE for a Geosphere Special Issue on papers emerging from the Geological Society of America Penrose Conference hosted at Durham in September 2006.
  • 2007: Chair SPIE Stereoscopic Display and Applications Conference: Invited to chair, with Woods and Merritt, the leading specialist conference in stereoscopic displays and applications for, at least, the 2008 and 2009 conferences.
  • 2007: Invited Presentation, Kodak Research Laboratories, Rochester, NY, June 2007: "Binocular Imaging Projects at the Durham Visualization Laboratory", invited presentation, Kodak Research Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY, USA, June 2007.
  • 2007: Invited presentation, OeRC, Oxford University, April 2007: "Binocular Imaging Projects at the Durham Visualization Laboratory ", invited presentation, Oxford e-Research Centre, April 2007.
  • 2007: Invited to attend Image and Meaning 2.3 an NSF/Harvard/Apple sponsored two-day workshop in Cupertino,CA, (Jan).:
  • 2007: Invited to attend the one week EPSRC IDEAS workshop 'Software control of matter' (January):
  • 2007: Programme Committee Member SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications, San Jose CA:
  • 2007: Programme Committee Member UK eScience All Hands Conference: The UK eScience AHM brings together UK researchers in inter-disciplinary computational science and infra-structure research.
  • 2006: Co-convenor: Geological Society of America, Penrose Conference: Co-convenor of the Geological Society of America Penrose Conference, “Unlocking the Spatial Dimension in Earth Systems”, hosted at Durham in September 2006.
  • 2006: First prize in vizNET 2006 International Visualization Showcase: Winner of the 2006 vizNET peer reviewed Vizualisation Competition for the 3D movie "Cosmic Cookery". This was awarded both for the technical advances used in the movie production and the contribution to the public understanding of science.
  • 2006: Invited presentation, University of New Hampshire, August 2006.: "Durham Visualization Laboratory Binocular Imaging Projects", invited presentation, Data Visualization Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, August 2006.
  • 2006: Invited presentation, Newcastle e-Science Centre, February 2006.: "Visualizing e-Science", invited presentation, Newcastle e-Science Centre, February 2006.
  • 2006: Paper reviewer, Eurographics 2006: Eurographics Annual Conference
  • 2006: Programme Committee Member EG Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics Conference 2007:
  • 2006: Programme Committee Member SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications, San Jose CA:
  • 2006: Programme Committee Member UK eScience All Hands Conference:
  • 2006: Research Leave (incl. invited visits to Harvard university and The University of Southampton): Including invited visits to the IIC at Harvard University and the Cognitive Science Group at The University of Southampton.
  • 2006: Visiting Scientist, Harvard University Initiative for Innovative Computing: Harvard university recently established the Initiative for Innovative Computing led by Professor Alyssa Goodman. I was invited to be a strategy advisor to the IIC in 2006 build collaborations in relation to visualisation and 3D displays.
  • 2005: (WO/2005/060271) Method and apparatus for generating a stereoscopic image.: (WO/2005/060271) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE. A method of generating a stereoscopic image is disclosed in this patent resulting from our theoretical and empirical research.
  • 2005: EPSRC IT&C People and Interactivity Panel Member (Dec): Grant ranking review panel member
  • 2005: EPSRC IT&C People and Interactivity Panel Member (Sept): Grant ranking review panel memeber Sept 2005
  • 2005: Invited presentation, Harvard University, Institute for Innovative Computing, October 2005.: "Visualizing e-Science", invited presentation, Institute for Innovative Computing, Harvard, October 2005, 19th October 2005.
  • 2005: Outstanding contribution award, Durham University for Establishing the Durham Visualization Laboratory: Durham University discretionary award for outstanding contribution establishing the Durham e-Science visualization laboratory.
  • 2005: Paper reviewer Journal of Electronic Imaging:
  • 2005: Paper reviewer, Eurographics 2005:
  • 2005: Programme Committee Member UK eScience All Hands Conference: Program committee member, UK e-Science Annual All Hands Meeting, Summer 2005.
  • 2004: Invited presentation to the IBM Hursley Institute of Technology, June 2004: "Creating Images for Autostereoscopic 3D Displays", invited presentation to the IBM Hursley Institute of Technology, June 2004, IBM Laboratories, Winchester, UK.
  • 2004: Invited presentation, PPARC KITE Games Industry Meeting, MRC, London, November 2004: "Modelling Reality Using Interactive Stereoscopic Visualisation", invited presentation to the PPARC KITE Games Industry Meeting, MRC, London, November 2004.
  • 2004: Paper reviewer Journal of Electronic Imaging: Paper reviewer Journal of Electronic Imaging.
  • 2004: Paper reviewer, Eurographics 2004: Eurographics Annual Conference, paper reviewer.
  • 2003: EPSRC IT&C People and Interactivity Panel Member: EPSRC IT&C prioritisation panel member "People and Interactivity", 12/2005, 09/2005, 2003
  • 2003: Invited presentation to the first European meeting of the Global 3D Consortium, June 2003.: "3D Display Systems: University Research and Education in Europe", invited presentation to the first European meeting of the Global 3D Consortium, June 2003, Luxembourg.
  • 2003: Invited presentation to the IBM Hursley Institute of Technology, July 2003: "Autostereoscopic 3D Displays", invited presentation to the IBM Hursley Institute of Technology, July 2003, IBM Laboratories, Winchester, UK.
  • 2001: Invited presentation to Software Outreach Programme at the DTI, November 2001.: "Autostereoscopic Displays : Personal VR for the office and home", invited presentation to Software Outreach Programme at the DTI, 29th November 2001.

Research Groups

School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Research Interests

  • 3D display systems
  • Computer graphics
  • Imaging technology

Selected Publications

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Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • Industry & University: LED Industrial Research Team
  • Industry: Chemicals, plastics, oil & gas: LED Industrial Research Team
  • International: Business, economy & development: LED Industrial Research Team for Japanese Multi-National Company
  • Computers: Graphics, Vision, VR

Selected Grants

  • 2007: "The Matter Compiler", Investigating the compilation of instructions to create matter at the Nanoscale. Start October 2007, £170K EPSRC EP/ F009801/1, PI H. Makatsoris, CI M. Heggi , N Holliman, J. Ramsden, H. Wright.
  • 2007: An Adaptive Particle Data Format, EPSRC EP F01094X, £157K(FEC), PI N.S. Holliman, CI A. Jenkins, T. Theuns, start October 1st 2007.
  • 2007: Binocular coordination during viewing of stereoscopic images. Start October 2007, S.P. Liversedge, University of Southampton, N.S. Holliman, Durham University, £111K, Medical Research Council (Discipline Hopping Award )
  • 2006: "FR3DA" Industry Technology Forum Grant, sponsored by Shell and British Gas. PI Dr J. Imber (Earth Sciences) 120K
  • 2006: Royal Society travel grant to attend SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications conference to present paper, and to visit UC Berkeley and Harvard IIC.
  • 2005: "inThreeD" Codeworks grant extension, 25K.
  • 2004: "VirtU, Virtual Universe", PPARC, PI Prof. Carlos Frenk, 154K
  • 2004: "inThreeD", Codeworks grant to develop 3D algorithm research and explore commercial potential, 65K
  • 2002: "eDemand", UK eScience (DTI), PI Prof. Jei Xu, Sponsors include Sharp Lab Europe, 637K
  • 2002: EPSRC CASE Award for New Academics, sponsors Sharp Lab. Europe.

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