CV / Resume

Christopher James Conway

chris@chris-conway.co.uk

A highly proficient software development specialist with a First Class Honours BSc degree in Computer Science. Extensive successful experience in both commercial and academic areas, with a keen commitment to service excellence and a strong action to achieve objectives using key communication skills at all levels. Now seeking to pursue advanced roles in software development and engineering.

 

Education and Qualifications
The University of Edinburgh
B.Sc. (Honours) Computer Science (First Class)

Focussed on courses in Computer Networking, Distributed Computing, Software Development, Databases, Security, Operating Systems, and Programming Languages.

Honours Project: “Real Time Hybrid Simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks”.
Parallelisation of the SpeckSim network simulator to achieve real-time performance when simulating large networks; integration of SpeckSim with a small wireless sensor network of physically deployed devices to allow accurate validation of a large-number of simulated results.

Balerno Community High School
Edinburgh

– Advanced Higher: Computing (A).
– Highers: Computing (A), Mathematics (B), English (B), Music (B), Physics (C).

Employment History
Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems Europe, Ltd.
Senior Software Engineer
Software Engineer
The University of Edinburgh
Research Associate

An active partner in the HOBNET European FP7 Project. Research addressed algorithmic, networking and application development aspects of Future Internet systems of tiny embedded devices to provide an all IPv6/6LoWPAN infrastructure for Smart Buildings.

An active partner in the PLANET European FP7 Project. Research provided an integrated planning and maintenance platform that enables the deployment, operation and maintenance of heterogeneous networked Cooperating Objects in an efficient way.

Developed a data centric software framework for data storage and control of Wireless Sensor Networks. The framework provided a suite of data-centric applications for the collection, archiving and processing of Wireless Sensor Network information. Used successfully in various deployments, both internally for testing and on-site with the Scottish Agricultural College and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and demonstrated in ENS: An Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Network Platform.

Developed algorithms to perform localisation and tracking of a person / object within a Wireless Sensor Network in an Energy Neutral manner, both in simulation and firmware. Successfully demonstrated at the 8th Workshop in Speckled Computing.

Developed simulations of IEEE 802.15.4 networks and protocols in the SpeckSim network simulator, using the findings to develop firmware for Energy Neutral embedded devices.

GE Energy
Software Development Internship

Developed and tested an automatic server-deployment application in Perl and Bash to install and build all necessary software, libraries and configuration required to run an ENMAC server. Two versions were created: web-based and DVD. Successfully used to rapidly build and deploy servers in Russia.

Created a virtualised environment for testing and deployment of ENMAC software using VMWare ESX virtualisation technology. Successfully used in-house for both demonstration to potential clients and training.

Software Development Internship

Developed an automatic server backup application to perform routine backups of database and file system data on a pool of servers running ENMAC software, whilst ensuring the ENMAC network was still available throughout. Successfully used on Scottish Power’s ENMAC network.

Awards
Freescale Semiconductor Prize for “Best Team”

Award and prize for the best team during the Informatics System Design Project course.