What have you been doing since St Andrews?
After leaving St Andres, I went on to get an M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh in Bioinformatics and then on to do data analysis for a small startup in Silicon Valley, focused on personal health monitoring and biometrics. At the moment, I am exploring opportunities int he medical informatics field, with the intention of using medical data and records to improve patient care and outcomes.
What is your favourite memory from your time studying Computer Science in St Andrews?
My favorite “memory” from my time studying Computer Science is hanging out in the coffee area/kitchen, making or drinking coffee, and talking with students, faculty and staff about different aspects of their work. I loved how friendly and inclusive the whole school is.
What was your favourite module, and why?
My favorite module was the Junior Honours project as this was my first time working on a team to create a relatively large, cohesive software product. Additionally, this was the first time that I was able to see material taught in different modules coalesce as an ecosystem rather than stand alone as individual disciplines.
What advice would you give to current students?
My piece of advice is to NETWORK. Beyond being an excellent way to build connections and to create opportunities, networking provides an unprecedented way to discover what’s innovative and important.
Most Memorable Quote?
On perspective and visual appearance in a computer graphics lecture: “These are small but the ones out there are far away.” – A Father Ted quote.
Alumni Profile updated: June 2018