Warren Viant

Mr Warren Viant

Senior Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Technology

Summary

Over 20 years of research experience and numerous publications in simulation and modelling within computer systems. Research spans parallel programming and dependable systems research at British Aerospace; 2D/3D simulation, modelling and virtual/augmented/mixed reality at the University of Hull. Previous computer-assisted medical systems research encompassed accurate tracking of objects across the cluttered and dynamic environment of an operating theatre, simulation and modelling of both x-ray based imagery, and 2D/3D simulations for medical systems.

Returned to full-time research in 2015, following 3 successive terms as Head of Computer Science. Research now focuses on parallel simulations on the CPU and GPU. Was also the originator of the VIC project, a Virtual Incident Command training system for the FRS incident commanders.

Undergraduate

Module leader for:

• Advanced programming (level 5)

• C++ programming and design (level 7)

• Concurrency and games architecture (level 7)

Educating video game developers for over 20 years.

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

A phantom based approach to fluoroscopic navigation for orthopaedic surgery

Phillips, R., Mohsen, A., Viant, W., Malek, S., Li, Q., Shah, N., …Sherman, K. (2004). A phantom based approach to fluoroscopic navigation for orthopaedic surgery. In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2004; Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 621-628. Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30136-3_76

Journal Article

Desktop-based computer-assisted orthopedic training system for spinal surgery

Rambani, R., Ward, J., & Viant, W. (2014). Desktop-based computer-assisted orthopedic training system for spinal surgery. Journal of Surgical Education, 71(6), 805-809. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2014.04.012

Computer assisted orthopaedic surgical system for insertion of distal locking screws in intra-medullary nails: a valid and reliable navigation system

Malek, S., Phillips, R., Mohsen, A., Viant, W., Bielby, M., & Sherman, K. (2005). Computer assisted orthopaedic surgical system for insertion of distal locking screws in intra-medullary nails: a valid and reliable navigation system. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 1(4), 34-44. doi:10.1002/rcs.54

Implicit fitting using radial basis functions with ellipsoid constraint

Li, Q., Wills, D., Phillips, R., Viant, W. J., Griffiths, J. G., & Ward, J. (2004). Implicit fitting using radial basis functions with ellipsoid constraint. Computer graphics forum : journal of the European Association for Computer Graphics, 23(1), 55-69. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8659.2004.00005.x

Computer-assisted orthopedic training system for fracture fixation

Rambani, R., Viant, W., Ward, J., & Mohsen, A. (2013). Computer-assisted orthopedic training system for fracture fixation. Journal of Surgical Education, 70(3), 304-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2012.11.009

Research interests

Virtual / augmented / mixed reality applications

Parallel simulations on both the CPU and GPU

Postgraduate supervision

Concurrent algorithms on the GPU

Augmented / virtual / mixed reality training systems