Data Science Campus
(formerly Cardiff University)
Welsh Crucible 2011
Ian obtained his B.Sc. degree in computer science at Cardiff University, and then went on to complete his Ph.D. in the same department, specialising in CAD/CAM. He left to work in the games and computer graphics industry, working on a range of projects from Nintendo GameCube 3D engine support through to Ethernet device drivers. He subsequently returned to Cardiff University in 2003 after a break in industry of 10 years, and worked in the area of distributed, collaborative visualization. Since then he has been involved in a variety of collaborative projects, such as arterial cell modelling, endoscopy simulation and haptic control for drug design, alongside more computer-science focused work which includes display calibration and 3D displays. His research interest is the gap between data stored in a computer and the consumption of it by the user – why must it be so hard for the lay person?
Ian has left academia and has moved to work in industry, where he is currently a Senior Data Scientist at the Data Science Campus, Office of National Statistics