I am project and technical lead on a collaboration between The Horizon Institute, BBC R&D and Lancaster's Imagination Research Lab. We are using a pre-release of BBC's adaptive podcast platform and our Future Mundane Caravan to develop mechanisms for multiple people to engage with adaptive podcasts and to negotiate access to co-owned sensor data (used to drive the adaptive podcast experience).
Experiencing the Future Mundane
BBC R&D, Imagination Lab Lancaster, Horizon
2019 - Current
I am the technical lead on this EPSRC-funded project. I have built the software infrastructure that runs rich, multi-sensor experiences in a bespoke caravan. The software supports the creation and delivery of experiential visions of the future and is driven by AI and data processing.
Cambridge, Nottingham, Imperial, BBC and BT
2016 - 2020
This was a multi-institution four year project that designed and built a privacy-supporting device that manages a user's IoT data by storing it within the home and allowing 'apps' to process data locally (i.e. without ever exporting it to the cloud). I developed a web-based IDE for building apps.
This was another multi-institution project that developed content and recommendation systems based upon user network behaviour. In collaboration with ethnographers, I built data visualisation tools that supported detailed analysis of data collected from households across the UK and France.
Microsoft, BT, Nottingham, Imperial, Cambridge
2009 - 2012
This was a four year, five institution project that designed and studied tools for home networking support. I was part of a team that built a Linux router and two iPhone apps that presented network visualisations and offered policy-based control of a home network.
University of Nottingham
PhD, Opportunistic Data Collection in People-Centric Sensor Networks
University College London
MSc, Data Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
Queen Mary, University of London
BSc (Hons), Computer Science
First Class, Drapers award for 'outstanding academic achievement'