CV

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy at the ANU

2009 to 2013

Titled, "Exploring the Use of Webcam-enabled Head-tracking in First-person Computer Games" 

Supervised by Dr Henry Gardner, Professor Tom Gedeon and Paul Kirwan.

Publications:

  • Studying a Head Tracking Technique for First-Person-Shooter Games in a Home Setting (2013)
  • Non-parametric Decision Trees and Online HCI (2013)
  • Video Mediated Recruitment For Online Studies - winner of Best Video (2012)
  • Head Tracking in First-Person Games: Interaction Using a Web-Camera (2009)

More details can be found in the projects section

Bachelor of Software Engineering

2008

Included a Major in Computer Animation

  • First Class Honours
  • University Medal
  • Recipient of the Dean's Award (2007, 2012)
  • Scholarship to attend Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (2007, 2009)
  • iAward for An Innovative ITC Project in the Tertiary Student Project Category (2008)

Details of my fourth-year research project can be found in the projects section

Work

HaystackHQ - CTO

2014

A tool for examining and extracting meaning from a corpus of millions of documents

http://haystackhq.com

SimplyShow.me - CTO

2013 - present

A private, cross-platform video messaging service. Developed in a team of four

More details can be found in the projects section

http://simplyshow.me

Enable Canberra - web developer

2013

Providing virtual venue tours of prominent public locations to aid the disabled

http://www.enablecanberra.com/

Non-commercial Projects

HistoryInAction

2012

A system for creating historical tours based on public bus routes

Developed as part of GovHack, a 48 hour coding competition. Built in a team of 3 with Ben Swift and Peter Davis

  • Winner of Greatest Benefit to the ACT
  • Winner of Best use of the National Archives of Australia data set
  • Winner of Best Augmented Reality Project
  • Received a congratulations from ANU Vice Chancellor, Ian Young

http://www.govhack.org/2012/06/02/history-in-actio...

Artist work

Beats from Bits

2014

Live-coding performance as part of the Art, Not Apart art festival in New Acton, Canberra. Performed alongside Ben Swift

More details about live-coding can be found in the projects section

http://artnotapart.com/?q=live-coding

Interactive Self Portrait

2011

A 3D portrait that mimicked the viewer's facial expression through use of face-tracking technology

  • Exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Youth Self Portrait Prize, where it was a noted finalist
  • Exhibited at the Australian National Portrait Gallery as part of the Mirror Mirror exhibition
  • Used for Science Week project, involving Australian of the Year, Tim Flannery
  • Resulted in a Young Australian of the Year nomination

More details can be found in the projects section.

"All-Nighter" - producer and director

2011

Short film starring Peter Davis. 

Top 12 finalist at the Lights, Canberra, Action Film Festival

"Tale of Flipside McGavin" - producer and director

2010

Short film created with Beau Vardos. Starring Allan Sko and Robb Shaw-Velsen

Top 12 finalist at the Lights, Canberra, Action Film Festival

"Stake Out" - producer and director

2009

Short film created with Beau Vardos. 

Top 12 finalist at the Lights, Canberra, Action Film Festival

  • Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Editing