I am a senior data scientist specialising in Network Analytics at Openreach Ltd - connecting nearly all homes and businesses in the UK to the national broadband and telephone network.
My professional interests lie in creative problem solving through reproducible and auditable programming, with a major focus on deciphering large and complex data structures to reveal the insight hidden within.
I am an avid user of the R programming language and find it to be an incredibly powerful tool for all aspects of data analytics, from wrangling and visualisation, to statisitcal analysis, predicitve modelling and machine learning. To date, I have developed several personal projects and R packages that examine creative ways of displaying and interpreting information such that it may be understood as simply as possible.
The primary purpose of this blog is to create a single point of reference for my own coding projects, thoughts and ideas. It also serves as a good opportunity to learn a little about static websites and the R blogdown package!
Please feel free to get in touch through the contact link in the top bar or by leaving a comment on any individual post page. I will do my best to respond as quickly as possible.
PhD in Physics, 2012
University of Exeter
MPhys Physics, 2007
University of Exeter
Rudimentary analysis of the text contained in Star Trek TV series scripts
An overview of how I wasted my time making wordclouds in R!
Creating artisitc visualisations of sound waves on a spiral
A do-it-yourself k-means algorithm that clusters in two dimensions. Individual iterations can be extracted for visualisation and explanation.
Creating unsupervised(ish) colour palettes in R from Radiohead album cover artwork - code and explanation of my thought process
My journey towards gaining control over character glyphs and their outline coordinates in R
Visualising our location data whilst on Honeymoon in the “upside down” (New Zealand). Making use of ggmap and the tidyverse.
Creation of nematic LC schematic alignment diagrams using my lcdiagrammer package
Coding a simulation of the rolling shutter camera effect on an aeroplane propeller in R
Bits and bobs of R code - useful snippets for reference
Please get in touch via this form or by leaving a comment at the bottom of any indivdual post page. I will do my best to respond promptly!