Image Processing - Designed, developed and used two image
processing systems, one to restore and enhance satellite images of the
earth's surface and the other to process side-scan sonar data of the
Software Development - Designed and developed large
suites of programs, including a couple of image processing systems and a
geographic information system (GIS).
UNIX shells, AWK, GREP, SED
Computer Network Analysis - Reorganized and extended
Ethernet networks including planning of UTP, optical fiber and coax cable
layouts, and upgrading to Fast Ethernet.
UNIX Network Administration - Administered networks of
UNIX computers, including SMTP servers, POP servers, FTP servers, NFS
servers, and a Web server.
Metadata - Created Perl scripts to generate FGDC and ISO
19115 metadata for spatial data sets.
HCI Experimental Design - Designed and
executed experiments to measure attitudes towards computer synthesized
Physiological Measurement - Measured skin conductance
to monitor responses to uncivil political debate.
Statistical Analysis - Analysed social science
experiments using the SPSS statistical package.
Experience in both academic and industrial
Guest Lecturer - Presented a guest lecture at the
University of Calgary on Public Participation Issues for a course
on land use planning.
Teaching Assistant - TA for courses at Stanford
University including one course in which I taught sections of 20
students. Edited undergraduate assignments for correct English.
Guest Lecturer - Presented guest lectures at the
University of New Brunswick on Remote Sensing and on Printing
Technologies for a course on mapping concepts and technology.
MA in Communication, Stanford University, USA, 2001
MSc in engineering, Liverpool Polytechnic, United Kingdom, 1979
BSc in engineering, Loughborough University of Technology,
United Kingdom, 1975
European Engineer (EurIng) in over 30 European countries
Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the United Kingdom
Associate Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry
Society (AFRSPSoc), United Kingdom
Member of the Institute for the Management of Information
Systems (MIMIS), United Kingdom
Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET), United Kingdom
Summary of Employment
2011 - 2011:
Systems Project Manager with the National Energy Board, Calgary, Alberta.
2008 - 2008:
Software Tester contracted to the National Energy Board, Calgary, Alberta.
2005 - 2009:
Past President, President and Vice President of the charity Calgary Community Network Association, Alberta.
2004 - 2005:
Remote Sensing Consultant with GeoArctic Limited, Calgary, Alberta.
2002 - 2003:
Technical Director with the charity Calgary Community Network Association, Alberta.
1999 - 2001:
Graduate Student in the Department of Communication, Stanford University, USA.
1994 - 1999:
Computer System Manager with the Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick.
1990 - 1994:
Systems Manager with the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
1986 - 1989:
Image Processing Scientist with Wimpey Laboratories Limited, United Kingdom.
1980 - 1986:
Image Processing Scientist with Geosurvey International Limited, United Kingdom.
1979 - 1980:
Senior Development Engineer with Molins Limited, United Kingdom.
1978 - 1979:
MSc Student at Liverpool Polytechnic, United Kingdom.
1975 - 1978:
Process Technologist with Molins Limited, United Kingdom.