About Me

Download my Curriculum Vitæ in PDF form. Download a brief summary. For a list of publications, see Research.

In 2016, I finished studying towards a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computer Science at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The title of my dissertation was “Neuromorphic Computing with Reservoir Neural Networks on Memristive Hardware.” In 2015 I completed my final year of a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics, and in 2017 commenced study towards a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge.

My interests lie with anything that can make the world better. This primarily manifests as education: I have taught mathematics to high school students, and computer science to university students. I also work with Potato Softworks to help businesses and organisations get an online prescence with affordable websites. Personally, I am passionate about Artifical Intelligence, as is reflected in my research.


Education

Doctor of Philosophy, 2017–2020

I am currently studying towards my PhD at the University of Cambridge. I am under the supervision of Dr Mateja Jamnik, with the tentative thesis title “Automating representation change across domains for reasoning.”

Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours, 2016

Studied in the ‘Honours year’ of a BSc(Hons), working on my research project with Dr Kourosh Neshatian. My report was called “Neuromorphic Computing with Reservoir Neural Networks on Memristive Hardware”. My final GPA was 8.9 out of 9.

Bachelor of Science, 2013-2015

Double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. I finished with an average GPA of 8.83 out of 9.


Employ­ment

University of Cambridge

Supervisor, 2017

In Michaelmas term, I supervised “Foundations of Computer Science” and “Prolog.”

University of Canterbury

Lecturer, 2017 Semester 2

During Term 3 2017, I lectured the paper “COSC122: Introduction to Computer Science.” This was an amazing experience, helping teach one of the core computer science papers that builds the ground-work for many other courses.

Tutor, 2015–2017

I used to work as a tutor at the University of Canterbury in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

ARANZ Geo Leapfrog, Summer 2014/15

Software Developer Intern

In the Summer 2014/15 break, I worked as a software developer intern working on Geological Modelling Software for the mining industry. This provided valuable experience working at an established software company.

Potato Softworks, 2014–2017

Founder, Web Designer, Programmer

I am co-founder of this web design company, serving as lead web designer. I also work as a software developer when required.

NumberWorks’nWords, 2014–2016

Mathematics Tutor

I was a Mathematics tutor for students of all ages, specialising in High School material with a strong focus on Algebra and Calculus.


Awards & Honours

2017

Hamilton Cambridge International Scholarship

Awarded to non-EU international students studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge, residing at Selwyn College.

2016

Graduating BSc(Hons) Computer Science Student of the Year

Awarded for academic achievement throughout my undergraduate and honours study at the University of Canterbury.

G B Battersby-Trimble Scholarship in Computer Science

Awarded for academic merit, broad knowledge outside of computer science, and research of benefit to New Zealand.

Finalist for the Sir Paul Callaghan Award

Awarded for innovation and STEM communication.

Freemasons University Scholarship

Awarded for academic merit, community involvement, and leadership potential.

University of Canterbury Senior Scholarship

Awarded on the basis of academic merit from 200 and 300 level courses.

2015

Graduating BSc Computer Science Student of the Year

Awarded for academic achievement throughout my undergraduate study at the University of Canterbury.

Page Memorial Prize

Awarded for academic achievement in Level 300 Mathematics at the University of Canterbury.

Allied Telesis Labs Scholarship in Computer Science

Awarded through the University of Canterbury.

Mathematics and Statistics Scholarship, First Tier

Awarded by the University of Canterbury.

2014

Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society

A member of the University of Canterbury chapter.

Mathematics and Statistics Scholarship, Second Tier

Awarded by the University of Canterbury.

2013

Dean’s Congratulations

Received in recognition of Academic Achievement from Associate Professor Catherine Moran, Dean of Science at the University of Canterbury.

Peter Bryant Memorial Prize

Awarded for First Place in 100-Level Mathematics at the University of Canterbury.

Computer Science High Achievers Scholarship

Awarded to high achieving students commencing a degree in Computer Science at the University of Canterbury.

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