Portfolio

I completed my Honours Degree at Bradford University in 2005, where I studied Cybernetics and Virtual Worlds. For my Final Year Project I was awarded the Saunderson Lumber prize for my airport automated robotic system.

Since leaving University I have continued to work in the field of simulation and robotics. At first this was at AMTRI ( Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Institute) where I worked for just over two years before the company went into Administration due to financial issues with the staff pension scheme.

My work in simulation has continued since leaving AMTRI and I am currently employed in developing environmental and energy consumption simulations.

My goal is stay at the leading edge of software development for robotics and computer simulation.

Specialties

Discrete Event Simulation,
Virtual Reality,
Robotics,
Machine Vision and Digital Image Processing,
Programming C#, Python, PHP, JAVA and MATLAB

Experience


CyberPharm – Cybernetic Engineer

February 2010 – Present

CyberPharm solve problems to make life better. Our software suite, Eco3D, allows companies to visualise, predict and reduce their carbon emissions and energy consumption. This increased understanding allows for smarter decisions to be made, and an achievable, realistic roadmap to carbon neutrality can be put into action.

Yeoman Storage Ltd – Database Administrator

August 2009 – February 2010

Development of a bespoke computer system for Yeoman’s Secure Document Storage facility. The system required the integration of a Microsoft SQL server and the development Visual Studio C# application.

SimX Ltd – Simulation Director

October 2007 – August 2009

SimX are a company formed to take forward a range of developments in simulation, design and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software as well as supporting the growing user base for Visual Components simulation in UK and Ireland. SimX are the UK Value Added Reseller for Visual Components, Finland and have extensive experience in using Discrete Event Software to solve real world problems in application areas such as Robotics and Lean Manufacturing.

During my time as Simulation Director at SimX I was project manager for many simulation studies for a range of companies in the UK including Magna, ThyssenKrupp and Hyde Automation. As well as completing many technical aspects of the simulation studies using the simulation software Visual Components.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Institute – Research Assistant

August 2005 – September 2007

AMTRI was a highly regarded engineering company that specialised in solving manufacturing technology problems. In addition to carrying out world class, innovative manufacturing technology research, AMTRI also supplied bespoke machinery, automation systems and specialist technical services to the manufacturing sector in the UK and worldwide, helping clients improve productivity and efficiency and therefore save time and costs. Much of the company’s work is focused on the aerospace, automotive, metals and food processing industries.

Education


University of Bradford – BSc Honours, Cybernetics and Virtual Worlds

2003 – 2005

I have studied both practical and theoretical aspect of robotics. This covered the design of mobile and static robots and the use of sensors and actuators in robotics, which incorporated the programming of the robots using a variety of techniques such as Behaviour Control, Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks.

To complete the final year project I designed and implementing a prototype for an automated runway surveillance system. Airport runways require constant surveillance for Foreign Objects and Debris (FOD) that could potentially cause an accident.

Sun Java Programming Language Course SL-275

2005

Completion of the Sun Java course has provided me with the following skills: information about the syntax of the Java programming language, object oriented programming, Unified Modelling Language (UML), creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs), exceptions, file input/output (I/O), threads and networking.

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