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Framwellgate Moor Comprehensive School, Durham, 1992-1999
BSc Pharmacology, University of Leeds (1999-2001); MSc Informatics, University of Leeds (2002-2003); PhD Computer Science, University of Nottingham (2004-2007)
Software Engineer, Hewlett Packard Labs, Bristol (2003); Research Scientist in Artificial Intelligence, University of Nottingham (2006-2008)
School of Computer Science, The University of Nottingham
Lecturer in Computer Science
I love studying computers as if they were creatures, understanding how they work so that I can make peoples lives better. I love making experiments and getting excited about it, especially when I don’t know what the results are going to be! Also some of my experiments have been looking at how people behave on rollercoasters. This is awesome as I got to ride tons of cool rides to get my data :D I use the same systems to study people playing computer games, so i get to do gaming at work!
Me and my work
I make programs based on the human immune system’s behaviour to detect computer hackers, and use the same system to classify the emotions of people.
My Typical Day
I run experiments to collect data, write programs to analyse the data, teach students computer science and drink lots of coffee.
What I'd do with the money
I want to run internet safety classes for 13-15 year olds in Nottinghamshire, so we can all stay safe online.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, Geeky, Musical :)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
At the minute, Lady Gaga, but I also like Pendulum.
What is the most fun thing you've done?
White water rafting and snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains in the USA.
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To be taller (all my friends call me short), to play with a band on the main stage at the Glastonbury Festival, and to be the 12th Doctor in Doctor Who.
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to be a rock star of course, and if not that then a scientist doing funky science :D
Were you ever in trouble in at school?
I was sometimes late with my homework because I was always out on an evening playing with bands and orchestras!!
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Gave a talk for the Royal institution (the dudes who do the christmas lectures) on what it means to be a girl in computer science
Tell us a joke.
Why did the computer cross the road? Because the chicken programmed it to! (sorry, its lame I know!!). What’s brown and sticky? A stick! Is that better?
who do u think is the best scientist
what is the most dangerous experiment you have ever done
If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth?
is it true that monkeys can give birth to different nmutant and can evolution still exist
why is blood red but your vins r blue
why should i vote for you? aside from the dinosuar reason? :)
There are many types of apples and pears, but are there different types of bannana?
What did you want to be when you grew up? What did you want to be when you where ate school? What did you want to be
View all my answered questions
- Can the students win anything?
- Chat seems to be blocked, what can I do?
- Have you got a video that explains this more easily?
- How can I learn more about these topics?
- How can I stop people from bothering me when I'm trying to take part in I'm a Scientist?