Profile

Cover photo
Christopher Bull
Works at Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications
Attends Lancaster University
Lives in Lancaster, UK
337 followers|256,779 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos
People
Have him in circles
337 people
omar mohammed's profile photo
The Seany9990 Gaming Show's profile photo
mohi uddin's profile photo
Brijesh Kumar Yadav (Google Adwords Expert)'s profile photo
Gabrielle Sunday's profile photo
Nathan Wilson's profile photo
Adnan Hashmi's profile photo
Frank Rowley's profile photo
emil sweety's profile photo
Collections Christopher is following
Education
  • Lancaster University
    PhD, 2010 - present
  • Lancaster University
    MRes - Innovation in the Digital Economy, 2009 - 2010
  • Lancaster University
    BSc (Hons) - Computer Science with Software Engineering, 2006 - 2009
  • Cricklade College
    BND - IT Practioners (Software Development), 2004 - 2006
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Networking
Relationship
Married
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Hitman GO
  • Portal
  • The Room Two
Story
Tagline
Researcher, Software engineer, Computer Scientist, Geek.
Introduction

My research interests lie in exploring software engineering for the betterment of society, in particular healthy ageing. My current focus (on the SAMS project) is on the early detection of mild cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, to enable earlier treatment and better quality of life. This is achieved through passive, opportunistic monitoring of computer users. Software captures participants’ interactions with their computers, for example collecting: mouse movement and key presses, application interactions, text analysis etc. Detecting dementia earlier can lead to improving the long term outcome of (e.g.) Alzheimer disease, and earlier treatment of other disorders such as depression, anxiety and other underlying medical conditions. Going forward I will be exploring the broad area of healthy ageing, specifically from a computer science and software engineering perspective. I have a strong interest in applying various techniques to complex problems in the Healthy Ageing field, and thrive in collaborative scenarios.

My PhD research explored the education of software engineers using a studio-based approach. This thread of research was grounded in transferring knowledge of design education (architecture, product design, art etc.) into a software engineering context. This also relates to a broad interest of collaboration in software development teams.

I am a digital innovation researcher (Ph.D. student), and part of the first cohort of the HighWire DTC. My background is in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and I have been immersed in cross-discipline research during the PhD and research positions since. I have a wide and varied interest in computer science and software engineering including healthcare technologies, healthy ageing, HCI, collaborative technologies, interactive systems, and software engineering education.

Bragging rights
Eclectic researcher and an Unofficial Google ninja
Work
Occupation
Research Associate
Employment
  • Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications
    Research Associate, 2014 - present
  • Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications
    Teaching Assistant (Practicals & Tutorials), 2010 - 2013
  • Lancaster University, Cesagen
    Software Developer (Intern), 2009 - 2009
  • Greggs of Cumbria
    Sales Assistant + Sunday Man, 2007 - 2008
  • Sodexho Defence
    Mess Hand, 2006 - 2006
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Lancaster, UK
Previously
Perham Down, UK - Tidworth, UK - Windsor, UK - Abingdon, UK

Stream

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
PhD viva passed!
2
John Vidler's profile photo
 
Congratulations!
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
Japan vs. USA - Giant robot battle
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
I thought cats were supposed to be clean? Renaming ours to 'Poosplosion' & 'Catlateral Damage'.
1
John Vidler's profile photoChristopher Bull's profile photo
4 comments
 
Alternative name: 'Splash Zone'
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
I wonder what tales are in this morning's keynote: "Software Engineering in Ferrari F1", by Claudio Silenzi (Scuderia Ferrari)
#icse15
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
Something to remember for your Monday mornings :)
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
Daylight Saving Time - How Is This Still A Thing?
3
1
James Fraser's profile photo
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is now my "all other ideas have been exhausted" technique:
 
Rubber Ducking: debugging technique where you explain your code, line by line, to a rubber duck. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging
View original post
2
Paul Gray's profile photo
 
This trick is old, knew chap who used it in the 80's, COBOL programming.
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
A Meta Self-Analysis of PHD Comics
4 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
There are Apple Watch gold plating and engraving services out there. Just going to guess this was a "standard" watch...
...still a waste of money.
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
Looks like just what I was after, in a compact package.
 
Ardhat offers #Arduino  compatibility for your #RaspberryPi  on a HAT, with real-time performance, analogue sensors, power management and plenty of optional extras. It's currently a Kickstarter Staff Pick.

#PiHATs
ubIQio is raising funds for Ardhat, the Smart power solution for Raspberry Pi. on Kickstarter! Arduino compatibility on a HAT, with Real-World connectivity and Real-Time performance, for Pro-Makers, Learners and Educators.
4 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Christopher Bull

Shared publicly  - 
 
Are you in an SME? Consider helping a friend and colleague of mine by filling in this (very) short survey:
 
I'm looking for anyone part of a small or medium size company to fill in a quick questionnaire about their network.

"Security Lancaster at Lancaster University is gathering information to describe the typical deployment of SME networks in order to assess the effectiveness of Security Tools with regards to the general-case.
As part of this study, this questionnaire has been developed to access a broader source of data on "Typical" SME network configurations."

Any exposure of this would be really appreciated, as the deadline is short, and data is sparse; even if you can't fill out the survey, a re-share would be excellent!
View original post
1
Add a comment...