I am a Lecturer in the School of Energy and Electronic Engineering. I also organise Student Voice, Personal Tutorials and assist the Student-led societies in running events over the year.
From Kent originally, I studied my BEng degree in Computer Systems Engineering with a foundation year at the University of Kent. After I completed my A-Levels I was unsure what I wanted to do next and I ended up meeting some friends from my part-time job work who studied at university. After exploring campus for the first time I decided to put an application in through UCAS.
During my time as an undergraduate, I joined many societies such as Snowboarding, Rowing and LGBT groups. I also worked part-time in the campus shop, as a university ambassador, a subject tutor to A-level students and eventually in the university sports centre.
I helped to establish an Electronics Society at the University of Kent where I was active in creating and promoting events such as workshops, guest speakers and electronic-based projects.
My third-year dissertation looked at the characteristics of a swipe gesture against a signature. This eventually led into a stronger desire to study biometrics and to applying to continue studies as a PhD student.
Throughout my PhD studies, I had opportunities to present at conferences in countries like Hong Kong and visit Purdue university in Indiana US to collaborate with projects within my area.
My research interests lie in biometrics and human-system interaction. My PhD focuses on assessing interactions within border control scenarios, but generally, the principle of creating and applying frameworks to identify and automatically analyse interactions is a key area. More recently I have begun supervising research in the area of prosthetic limbs and illusionary feedback.
I teach on several modules within the school with a focus on programming languages and electronic skills. For Engineering & Technology studies, I am the Module coordinator for Electrical Engineering and I also teach Google Script in the Computing for Engineers module. First-year students on the Electronic Engineering based courses will see me as the Module coordinator for Introduction to Programming and Algorithms. I also supervise a number of third-year projects based around smart products, biometrics and information processing.