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I am a recent computer science (BSc) graduate, wanting to be kept occupied with work during the summer before beginning my MSc in "Intelligent Systems". I have a big background in Linux systems (and other Unices), using *nix as both a day-to-day OS and also as a server/embedded systems OS. I am most comfortable writing Python code, although I'll settle for anything that's Turing-complete.
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Software Developer

Jul 2012 - Aug 2013 (1 year)

Worked within the Remote Sensing Group at PML for the Industrial Year placement of my computer science degree. Developed lots of little tools used internally (lots of Bash, Python and the dreaded C-Shell), made lots of little improvements to our public websites (primarily the NEODAAS 'MultiView' website), and also handled satellite imagery data requests for our customers / other PML staff.

Software Developer

Jun 2010 - Aug 2011 (1 year)

As some very interesting summer work, I was hired by Newport University's Cognitive Robotics Research Center, to set up a cluster of HP servers for the lab, as well as some programming work; modifying the SimSpark robotics simulator to make it a playable football simulation. I continued to assist the robotics team during their time at the National Eisteddfod for Wales. The following year, I spent the summer at the CRRC assisting with some research for the "RoboSkin" European project. I wrote a framewo

Education

Computer Science BSc

2010 - 2014 (4 years)

Certifications

Machine Learning (2013)

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Publications

Identification and Production of Simple Tactile Gestures

This paper describes a method for identifying and producing three “simple” tactile gestures of “tap,” “poke” and “push”. The gesture data is collected from a large sample size of over 200 people using a small humanoid robot fitted with 648 capacitive sensors. A temporal pressure profile is produced for each tactile gesture and reproduced by the robot. The profiles show a measurable difference in both the pressure applied and the duration of the applied pressure between each tactile gesture. The human

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  • US English Level 1
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  • Python Level 1
    88%
  • HTML5 Basics 1
    83%

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