I'm an applied mathematician & engineer, American citizen and British resident, living, working, and raising a lovely little girl in the U.K., just outside the London metro area.
Over the years and on both sides of the Atlantic, I've led a variety of quantitative & operational
challenges across intelligent systems & software engineering, sonar, defense, environmental technology, robotics, and most recently the complex world of multi-channel retail.
The common thread linking passion, profession, and play is applying technology, good design, and quantitative
modelling and simulation, to build better products, enable better decisions, and optimise performance.
Presently, I am Commercial Mathematician
(aka data scientist) to a leading UK retailer, where I develop mathematical
models and algorithms that get beneath a complex of systems, processes, and behaviours, to drive better performance for customers at a lower cost. My work is applied to demand forecasting, product replenishment,
supply chain optimisation, statistical modelling of multi-channel behaviour, predictive analytics, as well as decisions around property portfolio transformation, merchandise ranging & assortments, and own-brand profitability.
Prior to this, I developed navigation & localisation algorithms for unmanned
autonomous underwater robotic vehicles working for the ocean robotics R&D company Thalassa Autonomous Robotics Ltd. (Bristol, UK). This neat little animation illustrates the concept of what we designed for Undersea Oil & Gas
Exploration. Videos of early prototypes in action are here, and here
In the U.S., I was the Director of Engineering & Operations at BioSonics, Inc. (Seattle, Washington),
where I led the design, development and manufacturing of intelligent sonar systems and their real-time software. Applications spanned a number of industries including environmental monitoring of the world's first underwater tidal energy grid in New York City's East River, homeland defense with Sandia National Labs & the Naval Underwater Warfare Centre, and
off-shore aquaculture (automated fish farming) with the Chilean government, among others.
I'm always experimenting and tinkering, so feel free to get in touch with ideas.