Department of Computer Science


1 West 3.54

Dept of Computer Science


Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6964


Prof Phil Willis


Research interests

Research interests in colour graphics, virtual reality, computer animation, visual effects and algorithms to support 2D and 3D manipulation of film images.


Li, C., Willis, P. J. and Brown, M., 2014. Appearance stylization of Manhattan world buildings. Computer Graphics Forum, 33 (1), pp. 15-26.

Li, C., Pickup, D., Saunders, T., Cosker, D., Marshall, D., Hall, P. and Willis, P., 2013. Water surface modeling from a single viewpoint video. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 19 (7), pp. 1242-1251.

Willis, P., Patterson, J., Balch, P. and Paxton, J., 2013. Taking the pixel out of the picture. In: SMPTE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 2013, SMPTE 2013. , pp. 521-530.

Lewin, C., Thorman, M., Waterson, T., Williams, C. and Willis, P., 2013. Rod constraints for simplified ragdolls. In: SCA '13 Proceedings of the 12th ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation. New York: ACM, pp. 79-84.

Patterson, J. W., Taylor, C. D. and Willis, P. J., 2012. Constructing and rendering vectorised photographic images. The Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, 9 (3), urn:nbn:de:0009-6-32713.

Li, C., Deussen, O., Song, Y.-Z., Willis, P. and Hall, P., 2011. Modeling and generating moving trees from video. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 30 (6), 127.

Li, C., Shaw, M., Pickup, D., Cosker, D., Willis, P. and Hall, P., 2011. Realtime video based water surface approximation. In: 8th European Conference on Visual Media Production, CVMP 2011. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, pp. 109-117.

Sheng, Y., Willis, P. J., Castro, G. G. and Ugail, H., 2011. Facial geometry parameterisation based on Partial Differential Equations. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 54 (5-6), pp. 1536-1548.

Pickup, D., Li, C., Cosker, D., Hall, P. and Willis, P., 2011. Reconstructing mass-conserved water surfaces using shape from shading and optical flow. In: Computer Vision, ACCV 2010 - 10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 6495 LNCS. Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 189-201.

Schanda, F. and Willis, P., 2010. A modular physical-simulation methodology. In: VRIPHYS 2010 - 7th Workshop on Virtual Reality Interactions and Physical Simulations. Goslar: Eurographics Association, pp. 105-114.

Willis, Phil, 2009. Image Construction. G06K9/00-US2009304269 (A1), 10 December 2009.

Pan, J. J., Yang, X. S., Xie, X., Willis, P. and Zhang, J. J., 2009. Automatic rigging for animation characters with 3D silhouette. Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, 20 (2-3), pp. 121-131.

Patterson, J. W., Taylor, C. D. and Willis, P. J., 2009. Reconstructing vectorised photographic images. In: CVMP 2009 - The 6th European Conference for Visual Media Production. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 15-24.

Qi, M., Li, M. and Willis, P., 2008. Fast implementation of cel-based animation. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Advanced Infocomm Technology, ICAIT '08. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Di Fiore, F., Van Reeth, F., Patterson, J. and Willis, P. J., 2008. Highly stylised animation. Visual Computer, 24 (2), pp. 105-123.

Castro, G. G., Ugail, H., Willis, P. and Palmer, I., 2008. A survey of partial differential equations in geometric design. Visual Computer, 24 (3), pp. 213-225.

Li, C., Hall, P. and Willis, P., 2008. Environment matting into photographs using coloured RTcams. In: IET Conference Publications. .

Sheng, Y., Willis, P., Castro, G. G. and Ugail, H., 2008. PDE-based facial animation: Making the complex simple. In: Bebis, G., Boyle, R., Parvin, B., Koracin, D., Remagnino, P., Porikli, F., Peters, J., Klosowski, J., Arns, L., Chun, Y. K., Rhyne, T. M. and Monroe, L., eds. Advances in Visual Computing, Part II, Proceedings. Vol. 5359. Berlin: Springer, pp. 723-732.

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