The PhD and Industry

Back in April I was invited to give a talk at the  Lancaster University Postgraduate Research Conference held at the university. The room would be full of PhD candidates and other postgraduates, so I wanted to give a talk that would have been helpful to me when I was at this stage. I know the main thing […]

Big displays and tabletops – the wrong approach?

The current model Current research trends are in favour of large public displays, hidden projectors, and table top displays – Microsoft’s Surface being a prominent example along with the many research projects involving public displays. A lot of these projects have options for multiple users operating the systems, in fact some are made only for […]

4 weeks in corporate research – initial thoughts

So I’ve spent the last 4 weeks in Cambridge working as an intern at Microsoft Research and I thought I’d share my observations on the differences between academia and corporate research. Academia, I find, is far from the ivory tower that it once was. Forgetting the worrying need to find economic benefit for projects, most […]

NSTA – Progress

Woo Progress! NSTA has progressed to a fully fledged prototype. It now outputs the node position and the connections in the logical graph. Shall do some message browsing and a quick propogation algorithm and release it for you viewing displeasure! C

Academic Updates

Francois, Hugo and myself have almost finished writing the paper summing up our work on PAMPA for the last 2 years. We shall be submitting to the International Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive, Mobile and Embedded Computing, at Middleware 2009 in Illinois, USA. I have also been working on making my NS-2 trace anaylser package […]

Exam 1 Science 0

Well, it has been a while. I have been working on a paper of my cumulative work from the past 2 years to submit to IEEE LCN 2009 …. however the paper deadline was today. I had an exam, and so time was spent revising. I decided to pull the paper and look to submit […]

Summer, Lisbon and Research

Well the talk in Glasgow went great, and I managed to receive a grant to visit the university of lisbon for a week in the summer to continue my research. I managed to find some interesting results and managed to create a small java application to view my results visually. It came out quite nice, […]