PhD BSc (Hons) CEng MIET
Chartered Engineer in Wireless Systems Research
I lead the engineering and investigation of emergent and established technology. My projects solve customer requirements using expertise across embedded, security and wireless technology. Recent specialisms have included software defined radio, distributed systems and navigation. I am also actively involved in research, provide training courses and manage research activities.
Much of my engineering is in the form of advanced demonstrators and investigations. I undertake research, negotiate requirements, architect designs, implement solutions, and lead quality assurance activities.
- Embedded development on cores such as ARM and MSP430.
- Digital signal processing in Python, GNU Radio, and MATLAB.
- Customised Linux systems.
- Bespoke communication stacks utilising IP and non-IP (such as M2M) bearers.
- Cryptographic protocols including symmetric, asymmetric, hashing and RNGs.
- Management using systems such as subversion, git, Jira, and MS Project.
I have an interest in cross-disciplinary research, but my current postdoctoral research focuses on enhancing security by analysing the radio environment at the physical layer.
- Leading and undertaking complex experiments with multiple stakeholders.
- Fused analysis of RF data using digital signal processing at scale.
- Evaluation of positioning and dependable navigation technologies.
- Development of protocols for secure, minimalist, systems - including IPv6.
I lead technical projects to assist organisations understand and respond to the interaction between strategic business functions and emerging technology. I analyse business problems, engage stakeholders at all levels, and manage innovation to improve the technical readiness of my clients.
- Stakeholder engagement via technical demonstration, briefings, and panels.
- Modeling problems and solutions, working with industry to trial new products.
- Wireless testbed design and implementation.
- Managing research programmes to tender, review, risk assess, and supervise.
- Running outreach activities, including hackathons and other exercises.
I have a decade of University-level teaching experience, in topics including computer programming, networked communications, embedded systems and digital signal processing. I produce materials, deliver and assess student performance in a number of environments including lectures, seminars and industrial training courses.
- Lecturing on undergraduate, postgraduate, and industry courses.
- Leading laboratory sessions, providing one-to-one assistance.
- Development and delivery of class-based seminars.
- Assessing student work in demanding environments.
- Producing and delivering workplace technical training courses.
PhD: High Security Wireless Sensor Networks
I focused on high security applications (such as industrial control systems), with a particular focus on improving the performance of security protocols in low-energy M2M/IoT networks. My work involved elements of cryptographic protocol development for constrained hardware and physical-layer security solutions.
- A new authentication protocol based on wireless time-of-flight.
- Evaluation and design of cryptographic key establishment protocols.
- Accuracy evaluation of Nanotron NanoPAN and Time Domain PulsON ranging.
- Analysis of mesh network behaviour in the real world.
- Development of embedded firmware using the TinyOS system.
- Collaborative development of compressed IPsec for 6LoWPAN.
BSc: Computer Science - Embedded/Robotic Systems (1:1)
This course, and my electives, focused on embedded systems, robotics and computer security.
- Wireless M2M using Cyan eCog1k and Radiometrix TDL2a (dissertation).
- Efficient IP packet processing algorithms for Linux (internship).
- Negotiation and development of web services for small businesses (part time).
- Collaborative establishment of a campus HF radio station (extra-curricular).
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