Doing a masters in AI felt like a natural next step after graduating from my bachelors. During my studies at Edinburgh, I kept my skill set well-rounded by studying various fields in AI. I particularly excelled in computer vision, traditional machine learning, and the more modern deep learning. However, I eventually found my forte in reinforcement learning and metaheuristics, the topics of my master thesis - a comprehensive review of reinforcement learning and ant colony optimisation. Work from this thesis has been published
I spent the first two years of my undergraduate degree learning software development skills including OO programming, web design, and mobile development. I began my first machine learning courses at the start of my third year and then shifted my focus wholly to AI. I graduated with a first-class degree in 2018.
I am currently working in robotic process automation as a developer at Blue Prism. I work in an agile environment with most of my current work being written in C# with an SQL backend. Currently, my team is enhancing the scalability of the Blue Prism product by modernising the communication protocols of the software robots.I have been responsible for multiple RnD projects resulting in presentations and further improvements to the product.
I worked with a small team of freelancers to produce a recruitment app ‘SeeAndHire’ for both iOS and Android. Working on SeeAndHire was a fantastic learning opportunity for me and greatly improved my programming abilities. I spent the majority of my time on the project on the front end using Xamarin Forms. However, I often worked with the C#.NET backend and managed the MSSQL databases. The application hasn't been formally launched yet as the client is awaiting seed funding.
As an intellectually curious person, I have worked many side projects that have helped me to develop my skills. Occasionally I will produce a write up for these projects that I publish on my webpage and medium.
Below are some examples of the areas I have worked in (Click the text to see more):
The majority of the code that I produce is available on my GitHub.