I am currently a Teaching Fellow and part-time PhD student.
During my PhD, supervised by Professor Hugh Davis and Dr David Millard, I have been investigating approaches to sharing user model data between a variety of different adaptive applications, in an educational setting. This has involved developing a number of applications (an adaptive programming-puzzle game, an adaptive assessment engine and an adaptive hypertext in GALE), and then a user modelling server that can map between these applications.
I currently teach on the following modules:
- COMP1202 Programming 1
- COMP1214 Systems and Platforms
- COMP3218 Game Design and Development
- COMP6218 Web Architecture
- GENG0015 Computer Applications (Engineering Foundation Year)
I also have several third year project and MSc students per year.
Prior to starting my PhD, I completed an MEng in Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
Midway through my undergraduate degree, I suspended my course to work for a year in industry. I was extremely fortunate to get a job at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) as a member of the Developer Support team. In this role, I assisted developers on all of the PlayStation platforms with any technical problems they were encountering. This also often involved communicating with SCE's other offices in Japan, America and Australia.
Following my third year, I was lucky enough to get a internship to work in ECS with Dr Terry Payne and Dr Craig Saunders. During the summer vacation I researched the various methods for programming Sony AIBO robot dogs, and compiled a knowledge base of the tricks and techniques I discovered, with the aim that it will assist others trying to use apply their research on a real robot.