About: I currently work for the digital marketing agency Attercopia in their Dundee office, as Senior Technical Analyst - main focus on the more technical aspects of on-site search engine optimisation (SEO), although also covering other various data analysis and reporting roles. I studied at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, and have a BSc Hons in Computing, MSc in Computing: Information Engineering and spent time as an ad-hoc tutor and information retrieval research student.

Some of my favourite things:

  • My gorgeous partner Sam!
  • "It never gets easier, you just go faster" - Greg LeMond.
  • Cooking - check out some of my favourite recipes.
  • The information retrieval task, and the ability of search engines to understand the complex concepts and semantics from unstructured data.
  • Big data.
  • Star Trek.
  • Hiking; bagged a few Munro's and been all over the Sidlaw Hills.
  • Road cycling, member of the Dundee Thistle Cycling Club.
  • "never in the history of information have so many depended on so few for so much - and been kept so utterly in the dark about what it is that they are actually getting (and, more to the point, not getting)" - Managing Gigabytes; Witten, Moffat & Bell. I'm not so sure that this is as true today as it was a decade ago, but certainly could be argued that it is.
  • Classical ballet (Giselle is probably a favourite, although also a fan of Matthew Bourne's work).
  • Sid Meier's Civilization - from the first version in the early 90's through to Civilization V Gods & Kings, each new version is the one thing that drives me to keep upgrading my PC!