Me Head of Data Science @ Synopsys Software Integrity Group (Formerly WhiteHat Security) , recovering academic, former robo-psychiatrist, hackerspace founder, meetup organiser, and player-of-calendar-tetris.

Currently Senior R&D Manager (Data Science) at Synopsys Software Integrity Group, using advanced data mining and machine learning to detect, assess and remediate vulnerabilities and malware attacks on cloud infrastructure.

Previously a Data Scientist working in the fields of Affective Computing, Wearable Technologies and Cyber Security.

Completed PhD Research at The University of Liverpool (formerly at Queen’s University Belfast’s ECIT Institute) investigating Trust and Reputation in Marine Communications for Autonomous Systems of Systems under the joint Anglo-French Defence Research Group, established at the 2010 Anglo-French Summit

Founding (former) director of Farset Labs, Northern Ireland’s First Hackerspace, located in Weavers Court Business Park, Belfast, developed while I was finishing off a Masters in Electronics and Software Engineering at QUB. Farset Labs now provides the technical and entrepreneurial community with a place to share resources, knowledge and experience in a relaxed atmosphere, laying the foundation for the next wave of Northern Irish industry-leading technologists and business leaders.

Recipient of the 2012 Belfast Business Top 50 for my work at Farset Labs, the QUB T G Christie Award for Most Promising Postgraduate, and The Liggard Prize for Best Communications Engineering Masters Project. Also an IET Excellence Grant recipient and a National Finalist in the IET Present Around the World competition, presenting on information theory of social networks in 2010

A sucker for Doctor Who, Scottish and Japanese Whiskey, Craft Beer, any movies involving Christoph Waltz, Stanley Kubrick, Ridley Scott, or Quentin Tarantino, and heavily caffinated German softdrinks.

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