Dr Steve Maddock

Senior Lecturer
Director of PGT Studies

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 1830

Head of the Visual Computing research group
Personal website: staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/S.Maddock/

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Dr Steve Maddock



Dr Steve Maddock is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Graphics and is Head of the Visual Computing research group. He has a Class I Degree in Computer Science, a PGCE (Maths, 11-18) and a PhD in computer graphics modelling and animation, all from the University of Sheffield. He has over 20 years’ experience in developing computer graphics software and spent six months on secondment at Gremlin/Infogrames which gave him valuable insights into the computer games industry.

Other professional activities and achievements:

  • Author of 5 best papers at conferences
  • Member of INSIGNEO, SCentRo
  • Co-chair of Education Papers and Panels at Eurographics 2011
  • Local organiser for TP.CG.2010


Dr Maddock’s research interests are in facial modelling and animation, digital heritage, and simulation. He also maintains an interest in computer games technology and interaction devices.


Current grants

  • Heritage-led urban regeneration: a scalable model for community engagement using immersive technologies, AHRC, 01/2019 - 06/2019, £2,985, as PI

Previous grants

  • Optimisation, Transport Systems Catapult Ltd., 10/2015 - 03/2017, £39,000, as Co-PI
  • Facial expression and autism, Sheffield Childrens Hospital NHS Trust, 04/2005 - 02/2007, £24,113, as Co-PI
  • Studentship, Infogrames Development Studios, 02/2000 - 01/2003, £3,100, as PI
  • Studentship, KAZOO 3D LTD, 01/2000 - 01/2003, £5,950, as PI