Ph.D student at Aberystwyth University
I'm a software engineer with an interest in the design and development of systems for data analysis, manipulation and visualisation. I have a variety of experience and enjoy working with new and unfamiliar technologies.
I believe it is important to continue learning and feel the opportunity for professional development as well as training in new areas of computer science is essential. My ideal position should be challenging and provide opportunities to develop both new and old products.Academic Interests & Experience
Currently a first year Computer Science PhD student at Aberystwyth University. My thesis, funded by the Prostate Cancer Charity concerns improved staging and localisation of prostate cancer through multi-modality data fusion.
As a software engineering graduate I have strong knowledge and experience in computer science topics, in particular software development with C/C++, Java and PHP. I'm familiar with a variety of programming libraries including for both Windows and Linux.
2009 - Present | Aberystwyth University
As a student advisor I have assisted students during scheduled C and Java programming practicals as well as supplying support to students for curricular and extra-curricular work in a drop-in advisory service.
Helping students is fulfilling work and has encouraged me to enhance and maintain my own skill set. Consequently, I have taken opportunities to assist academic staff in their teaching by presenting lectures and teaching classes.
2008 - 2009 | Gradwell
I undertook a 12 month placement with Gradwell (http://www.gradwell.com/) as a part of my studies, my work at the company primarily involved the development of web based control panels for managing VOIP systems. My experience included the scheduled release of updates to live systems and responding to bug reports and maintenance requests. I frequently interacted with the support teams to provide rapid response at critical moments.
Technologies used: Linux (CentOS, Debian), Apache (with mod_rewrite), PHP (with Symfony, xdebug), MySQL, Ajax
2007 - 2008 | Eryr/Onebrightspace
I worked part time with this Aberystwyth web development firm where I work focussed on Ajax enhancement of portal based websites for a variety of clients.
Technologies used: Linux (Redhat), Python (Zope & Plone), Ajax (extjs, openlayers), postgis
2005 - 2006 | DragonSounds
I was responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of a website providing typical Internet services to local musicians and fans, including discussion, networking, event scheduling and music streaming. The basis for the site was the popular phpBB with bespoke modifications.
I have a number of ongoing personal projects, details of which can be found here.
I enjoy being active and outdoors in my spare time. As a certified BCU kayaker, member of the British Kitesurfing Association and an amateur photographer I regularly visit coastal Pembrokeshire and the Lake District, two astounding areas of beauty in the UK with a wide variety of landscape.
Science-fiction is my preferred genre for movies and books. I also collect comic books including Dead@17, Sandman and various Zenescope publications.
I am an amateur numismatist and possess a large collection of Commonwealth coins dating from the 17th century as well as a smaller set of 6th century Sasanian drachms.
I would like to work as part of a team, but with a degree of independence and the freedom to implement my own ideas. My ideal job would be challenging, provide opportunities to develop new skills and pay very highly.
Although I am currently focussed on increasing my technical ability and experience, in later years I would hope to increase professional responsibility and gain experience in management and business strategy.