Dr Zeike Taylor

Zeike TaylorSenior Lecturer 

Foundation Year Tutor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
UK

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 7719
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 7890

Email: z.a.taylor@sheffield.ac.uk 


Profile

Dr Zeike Taylor joined the Department as a Lecturer in 2011. Prior to this, he obtained a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia in 2002 and 2006, respectively. For the latter he was supported by a competitive Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship and an industrial top-up scholarship through Optiscan Imaging Ltd. He has since held postdoctoral positions with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia, University College London (UCL), and the University of Queensland (UQ). He was also awarded an Honorary Lectureship at UCL upon his departure from that institution. Within the University, he is a member of the CISTIB Centre for Computational Imaging & Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine (www.cistib.org), and of the Insigneo Institute for in silico Medicine (www.insigneo.org).

Research

Dr Taylor’s main area of research is soft tissue modelling and simulation, in particular with application to problems in interactive surgical simulation, and systems for therapy planning and guidance. His team has ongoing projects in mathematical modelling of soft tissues, numerical solution methods, image-based modelling, and applications of these in various clinical domains. Particular areas of focus include:

  • Computational methods for real-time surgical simulation
  • Computational model-based surgical planning, optimisation and guidance
  • Model-based methods for medical image computing
  • High-performance computing on graphics hardware (GPUs)
  • Open source software development for image-based modelling
  • Constitutive modeling of soft tissues

CISTIB develops the open source medical imaging and modelling platform, GIMIAS: www.gimias.org

Check out our GPU-based FE package NiftySim, here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/niftysim

Grants awarded

Year Funder Grant Type Title Role
2016-2019 EPSRC EPSRC Networks+ EPSRC UK image-guided Therapies Network+ CI
2016-2017 University of Sheffield Sheffield International Mobility Scheme ISOBAR: Interactive simulation of brain tumour resection
2015-2017 Royal Society International Exchange Patient-specific surgical simulation of pelvic tumour resection PI
2015-2016 EPSRC First Grant S4: Smoothed Solvers for Soft Tissue Simulation PI
2015-2017 EPSRC Standard OCEAN: One-stop-shop microstructure-sensitive perfusion/diffusion MRI: application to vascular cognitive impairment CI
2013-2017 European Commission FP7 IP VPH-DARE@IT: Virtual Physiological Human: Dementia Research Enabled by IT CI

Research Team

  • Changkye Lee (Postdoc)
  • Chris Noble (PhD student)
  • Nishant Ravikumar (PhD student)
  • Edward Cramphorn (PhD student)
  • Idayat Salako (PhD student)

Teaching

Principles and Application of the Finite Element Method


• MEC313 -  Finite Element Techniques - undergraduate (3rd & 4th year)
• MEC6440 - Advanced Finite Element Modelling - MSc

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Carter T, Han L, Taylor ZA, Tanner C, Beechy-Newman N, Ourselin S & Hawkes D (2012) Application of biomechanical modelling to image-guided breast surgery In Payan Y (Ed.), Soft Tissue Biomechanical Modelling for Computer Assisted Surgery (pp. 71-94). Heidelberg: Springer.

Conference proceedings papers

  • Ravikumar N, Gooya A, Frangi AF & Taylor ZA (2017) Generalised coherent point drift for group-wise registration of multi-dimensional point sets. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 10433 LNCS (pp 309-316) View this article in WRRO
  • Abdullah NA, Curiel-Sosa JL, Taylor ZA, Tafazzolimoghaddam B, Martinez Vicente JL & Zhang C (2017) Modelling of transversal crack and delamination under traction with XFEM. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, 4 July 2017 - 7 July 2017. View this article in WRRO
  • Ravikumar N, Gooya A, Cimen S, Frangi AF & Taylor Z (2016) A Multi-Resolution t-Mixture Model Approach to Robust Group-wise Alignment of Shapes. Lecture Notes in Computer Science View this article in WRRO
  • Çimen S, Gooya A, Ravikumar N, Taylor ZA & Frangi AF (2016) Reconstruction of coronary artery centrelines from X-ray angiography using a mixture of student’s t-distributions. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 9902 LNCS (pp 291-299)
  • Ravikumar N, Gooya A, Frangi AF & Taylor ZA (2016) Robust group-wise rigid registration of point sets using t-mixture model. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 9784
  • Beltrachini L, Taylor ZA & Frangi AF (2016) An efficient finite element solution of the generalised Bloch-Torrey equation for arbitrary domains. Mathematics and Visualization, Vol. none (pp 3-14)
  • Hua R, Pozo JM, Taylor ZA & Frangi AF (2015) Discontinuous non-rigid registration using extended free-form deformations. SPIE Medical Imaging. Orlando, Florida, 21 February 2015 - 26 February 2015.
  • Ravikumar N, Castro I, Frangi AF & Taylor ZA (2015) 3D active shape models of human brain structures: application to patient-specific mesh generation. SPIE Medical Imaging. Orlando, Florida, 21 February 2015 - 26 February 2015.
  • Johnsen SF, Thompson S, Clarkson MJ, Modat M, Song Y, Totz J, Gurusamy K, Davidson B, Taylor ZA, Hawkes DJ & Ourselin S (2015) Database-based estimation of liver deformation under pneumoperitoneum for surgical image-guidance and simulation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 9350 (pp 450-458)
  • Tomlinson RA & Taylor ZA (2014) Novel photoelastic materials and methods for validation of biomechanics modelling. 16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics. Cambridge, UK, 7 July 2014 - 11 July 2014.
  • Tomlinson RA, Aui Yong WK, Morton G & Taylor ZA (2014) Development of tissue surrogates for photoelastic strain analysis of needle insertion. SEM Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics. Greenville, USA, 2 June 2014 - 5 June 2014. View this article in WRRO
  • Bostan LE, Noble C, Lewis R, Carre M, Taylor ZA & MacNeil S (2013) Assessment and comparison of the uniaxial behaviour of human and tissue engineered skin. 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues. Sitges, Spain, 8 December 2013 - 12 December 2013.
  • Gal Y, Rose S, Dowson N, Thomas P, Bourgeat P, Taylor ZA, Fay M, Jeffree RL, Salvado O & Crozier S (2012) Automated detection of high grade brain tumour tissue using a tissue classification strategy based on MR images. Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference 2012. Brisbane, Australia, 16 September 2012 - 19 September 2012.
  • Gal Y, Rose S, Bourgeat P, Taylor ZA, Fay M, Thomas P, Dowson N, Salvado O & Crozier S (2012) Automatic assessment of high grade brain tumour tissue in MR images: What is tumour and what radiation injury. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Melbourne, Australia, 5 May 2012 - 11 May 2012.
  • Gal Y, Rose S, Bourgeat P, Dowson N, Taylor ZA, Fay M, Thomas P, Salvado O & Crozier S (2012) Automatic classification of high grade brain tumour MRI for improved resection and therapy planning. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Melbourne, Australia, 5 May 2012 - 11 May 2012.
  • Johnsen SF, Taylor ZA, Clarkson M, Thompson S, Hu M, Gurusamy K, Davidson B, Hawkes DJ & Ourselin S (2012) Explicit contact modeling for surgical computer guidance and simulation. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 8316
  • Mertzanidou T, Hipwell JH, Han L, Taylor ZA, Huisman HJ, Bick U, Karssemeijer N & Hawkes DJ (2012) Intensity-Based MRI to X-ray Mammography Registration with an Integrated Fast Biomechanical Transformation.. Digital Mammography / IWDM, Vol. 7361 (pp 48-55)
  • Johnsen S, Taylor ZA, Thompson S, Hu M, Gurusamy K, Davidson B, Hawkes D & Ourselin S (2011) Explicit FEM tissue simulation for surgical image-guidance. Living Imaging Symposium. Strasbourg, France
  • Han L, Hipwell J, Mertzanidou T, Tanner C, Taylor ZA, Ourselin S & Hawkes D (2011) Biomechanical modelling of breast deformation under gravity: An application for prone-supine image registration. MICCAI 2011 Workshop on Breast Image Analysis (pp 153-160). Toronto, 18 September 2011 - 18 September 2011.
  • Fazlollahi A, Dowson N, Mériaudeau F, Rose SE, Fay M, Thomas P, Taylor ZA, Gal Y, Coulthard A, Winter C, MacFarlane D, Salvado O, Crozier S & Bourgeat P (2011) Automatic Brain Tumour Segmentation in 18F-FDOPA PET Using PET/MRI Fusion.. DICTA (pp 325-329)
  • Taylor ZA, Crozier S & Ourselin S (2010) Real-time surgical simulation using reduced order finite element analysis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 6362 LNCS(PART 2) (pp 388-395)
  • Taylor ZA, Ourselin S & Crozier S (2010) A reduced order finite element algorithm for surgical simulation. 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10 (pp 239-242)
  • Modat M, Ridgway GR, Taylor ZA, Hawkes DJ, Fox NC & Ourselin S (2009) A parallel-friendly normalized mutual information gradient for free-form registration. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 7259
  • Taylor ZA, Comas O, Cheng M, Passenger J, Hawkes DJ, Atkinson D & Ourselin S (2008) Modelling anisotropic viscoelasticity for real-time soft tissue simulation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Vol. 5241 LNCS(PART 1) (pp 703-710)
  • Taylor ZA, Cheng M & Ourselin S (2007) Real-Time Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis for Surgical Simulation Using Graphics Processing Units.. MICCAI (1), Vol. 4791 (pp 701-708)
  • Taylor ZA, Crozier S & Ourselin S () Real-time surgical simulation using reduced order finite element analysis. 13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI2 (pp 388-395). Beijing, China, 20 September 2010 - 24 September 2010.
  • Taylor ZA, Ourselin S & Crozier S () A reduced order finite element algorithm for surgical simulation. 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC20. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 August 2010 - 4 September 2010.
  • Modat M, Taylor ZA, Ridgeway GR, Barnes J, Wilde EJ, Hawkes DJ, Fox NC & Ourselin S () Nonlinear elastic spline registration: Evaluation with longitudinal Huntington’s Disease dat. Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration (pp 128-139). Lübeck, Germany, 11 July 2010 - 13 July 2010.
  • Han L, Hipwell J, Taylor ZA, Tanner C, Ourselin S & Hawkes D () Fast deformation simulation of the breast using GPU-based dynamic explicit finite element method. International Workshop on Digital Mammography (IWDM 2010) (pp 728-735). Girona, Spain, 16 June 2010 - 18 June 2010.
  • Atkinson D, Hansen MS, Modat M, Ourselin S, Sorensen TS & Taylor ZA () Commodity graphics cards for image registration, biomechanical modelling and cardiac imaging. Bioengineering 08. London, UK, 18 September 2008 - 19 September 2008.
  • Modat M, Taylor ZA, Barnes J, Hawkes DJ, Fox NC & Ourselin S () Fast Free-Form Deformation using the Normalised Mutual Information gradient and Graphics Processing Units. MICCAI2008 High-Performance Medical Image Computing and Computer Aided Intervention Workshop. New York, 10 September 2008 - 10 September 2008.
  • Comas O, Taylor ZA, Allard J, Ourselin S, Salvado O, Cotin S & Passenger J () Efficient nonlinear FEM for soft tissue modelling and its GPU implementation within the open source framework SOFA. International Symposium on Computational Models for Biomedical Simulation (ISBMS08) (pp 28-39). London, UK, 7 July 2008 - 8 July 2008.
  • Cheng M, Taylor ZA & Ourselin S () Towards anatomical modelling of multiple organs interaction using real time GPU based nonlinear elasticity. Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 (pp 77-82). Long Beach, California, 30 January 2008 - 1 February 2008.
  • Dutta-Roy T, Wittek A, Taylor ZA, Chinzei K, Washio T & Miller K () Towards realistic surgical simulation: biomechanics of needle insertion into brain. 16th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics and Control, RoManSy 2006 Symposium (pp 297-304). Warsaw, Poland, 20 June 2006 - 24 June 2006.
  • Taylor ZA, Kirk TB & Miller K () Development of confocal image-based patient-specific models of cartilaginous tissues. VIIth International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE2 (pp 846-851). Antibes, France, 22 March 2006 - 25 March 2006.
  • Taylor ZA, Kirk TB & Miller K () Microstructural modelling of articular cartilage using 3D confocal endoscopy. International Society of Biomechanics XIXth Congress (pp 386-386). Dunedin, New Zealand, 6 July 2003 - 11 July 2003.
  • Taylor ZA & Miller K () Significance of strain rate-dependence in modelling of organic materials. Seventh International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (pp 408-412). Singapore, 2 December 2002 - 5 December 2002.
  • Ravikumar N, Gooya A, Frangi AF & Taylor ZA () Student's t-Mixture Model: Approach to Robust Group-wise Point Set Registration and Statistical Shape Model Construction. Virtual Physiological Human Conference

Reports

  • Miller K, Taylor ZA & Wittek A () Mathematical models of brain deformation behaviour for computer-integrated neurosurgery