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Christopher Bull
Works at Lancaster University, School of Computing and Communications
Attends Lancaster University
Lives in Lancaster, UK
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  • 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
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Lancaster, UK
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Perham Down, UK - Tidworth, UK - Windsor, UK - Abingdon, UK
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Software engineering revolutionist, Geek, Technology enthusiast
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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.

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Eclectic researcher and an Unofficial Google ninja
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
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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.
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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!
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Predicting the success or failure of a new product...based on what Engineers and Programmers are saying about it:
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey ...
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Anyone going to +ICSE 2015, comment below.
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Gain 2GB for free permanently on Google Drive. Follow a couple of steps on Google Drive's official blog.
(Its a new feature Google is rolling out, and there is 2GB incentive for people to try it in the first month)
 
Make sure your account stays secure and get some free storage space? Sounds win-win to me. :)
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Just got an email confirming my extra 2GB :)
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How it should be -- "Astronomically Correct Twinkle Twinkle [little star]":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhn-RzMELhY
+Henry Reich +SMBC Comics +Chris Jones
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Something to remember for your Monday mornings :)
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Daylight Saving Time - How Is This Still A Thing?
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"Back in my day..."
What has been achieved with computing is 'rather dull' says Sir Clive Sinclair
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I surely do :)
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Raspberry Pi 2?
$35?
...Yes please!
The original Raspberry Pi has been extremely popular, now it's time for the sequel. The Raspberry Pi Foundation and element14 have revealed the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in London this ...
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Alas, yet another Pi with huge headers soldered on! I pine for the day when I can buy one without any connectors on board
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Subtle humour in +BBC News article today, "The unwritten rules of children's parties?": http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-30876360
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