I initially aimed to be a doctor and tried to get a place a medical school. Even though I attained one of the highest Medical access test results I still failed to gain a place. I took Biomedical Sciences as a possible alternative way into medicine. However, Biomedicine is nothing like medicine and I quickly realised that it was not for me. I took the decision to follow my true love and hobby, programming, and have completed an MSc in Information Technology, gaining the highest of marks.
During my time at school, college, and whilst doing my degree I was a lead developer for my mothers E-commerce business. I helped maintain the websites and programmed in PHP for them, creating PHP programmes which would help to increase the efficiency of the business by automating many aspects of the work that needed to be carried out.
My masters in IT enhanced my knowledge in many areas to a professional level, and also taught me further Java programming and multithreading which I used in my thesis. In my thesis, I implemented the graph cut segmentation algorithm in Java to colourise MRI images. I created a custom path finding and multithreading program to speed to up the algorithm so it could be used with 3D images. With each additional processing core, the algorithm can be ran exponentially faster.
I attained the gold level Duke of Edinburgh award which involved volunteering, a physical activity, a skill based activity and an expedition.
I am an extremly accomplished model plane and helicopter pilot having attained the highest qualifications. I am qualified to a level which allows me to fly in public model airshows for the British Model Flying Association and the Large Model Association. I have successfully flown 4.2m wingspan model planes and model jets capable of 100mph.