I’m currently a PhD candidate at The University of Waikato in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, after receiving the University of Waikato Doctoral Scholarship, and the Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship in 2014. I completed my undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with first class honours at Waikato as well. During my time as an undergraduate I won the Deans Award for Excellence each year I was eligible, was awarded two summer research scholarships, and was granted the Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship in 2009. For my honours project, titled Low Latency Video Processing, I looked into processing video in real-time on x86 processors using machine specific instructions, and on a Zynq 7000 series chip which houses a dual core ARM and an FPGA on the same die. At the 2013 Computer Science Honours Conference, I won the best project award for this project. I’m interested in many fields of Computer Science, with key interests in hardware, low level programming and cyber security. Outside of University, I enjoy playing games and sports, primarily golf, and have lived in New Zealand for most of my life, after moving from England.

Photo of honours students with awards.