What are you doing now?
I am now working towards my Ph.D in Computer Science here at St Andrews under the supervision of Prof Ian Sommerville. My research area is Cloud Computing, where I have been looking at aspects such as failure, energy consumption and other socio-technical issues. I have also been doing some teaching here this year, Tutoring and Lab Demonstrating for first years and helping out as a Customer/Technical Advisor on the Software Team Project.
What is your favourite memory from your time studying Computer Science in St Andrews?
I really enjoyed the Software Team Project I did in my third year. I enjoyed the chance to work with some cutting edge technology in Wireless Sensor Networks and then augment the data from those devices to Social Networking websites such as Facebook. The most valuable aspect however was the experience of working in a team and learning how to deal with the pressures and challenges which arise.
What was your favourite module, and why?
My favourite module here was either Distributed Systems or Graphics. I found both really interesting and well taught.
Most Memorable Quote
“Can you write me some documentation, you know… in case you get Swine Flu” – Anonymous Professor
Profile Added: Jan 2010