I'm a first year PhD student in the Media Futures group at University College London, supervised by Emine Yilmaz, and John Dowell. I also work making digital things, and helping people make sense of numbers and data. I'm based in London, in the UK.
My research sits at the intersection of Information Retrieval, Human-Computer Interaction and Machine Learning; More specifically, I'm interested in developing tools and techniques that use passively gathered contextual information about users' computing activities in order to better support their information retrieval needs. You can read more about it on my blog.
I’ve a varied set of skills, with a background in software engineering, computer science, mathematics and statistics, as well as a bit of graphic, motion and interaction design.
If you need assistance with a software project, or need to analyse, visualise or gather quantitative data and research, I can almost certainly help. I’ve been working at the intersection of mathematics, technology and design for over eight years, and have been an independent contractor for the last two. While my PhD studies are taking up the bulk of my time, currently, I'm still potentially available for small, interesting projects.
If you work for a charity, public-sector or campaigning organization with a focus on sustainability, environment, equality, or social justice, please do get in touch, in particular. I’ve a strong preference for work that helps build the sort of future I’d like to see for our planet and society, and to that end I’m prepared to offer substantially discounted rates to any organizations working towards a similar vision!