I am a research associate working on biologically inspired power management strategies for autonomous systems at the Computer Science Department. I've lived in Aberystwyth since 2000 (except for 1 year I spent in Ireland) when I started an MEng degree in Software Engineering. In 2005 I began studying part time for a PhD in applying artificial neural-endocrine controllers to power management in robotic sailing boats. In 2007 I managed to get proper funding for this and switched to being a full time student. Finally I submitted my PhD at the end of 2010 and graduated in summer 2011.
I'm originally from a small town called Torpoint in eastern Cornwall (Southwest England), but have lived in the USA, Watford, West Cornwall, Italy, Aberystwyth and Ireland since.