Ph.D. student at the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge, UK.
My thesis is supervised by Dr A. Rice in the Digital Technology Group and I expect to graduate in 2014.
I am primarily interested in Operating Systems and how they can be better designed to fit current user trends. My research focuses on cross-layer instrumentation and profiling of application execution through deep layered software stacks. My current experiments are carried out on Android, trying to investigate the reasons behind anomalous application executions.
As well as my Ph.D. I also do a small amount of freelance software development. I have interests in mobile application development as well as the development of embedded systems software. Some of the applications I have worked on are:
For those interested, I host a bit of my work on Github.
- DTG Weather - A small iPhone app I wrote during a free Sunday, that fetches and displays the current weather in Cambridge (UK) from my research group's weather station.
- ScaleBox - This was a universal iOS app that I developed for a client, that helps music students practice arpeggios and scales for ABRSM graded practice exams.
- How are you? - I worked on the first version of the iPhone application for Cambridge Healthcare.
- UCAM Library Search App - Something I worked on over a couple of evenings, using an API provided by the University of Cambridge's Library. Varsity magazine ran a short article on it here.
- iCoda - This is a small, sound reactive app that I developed for an artist friend.
In my "spare" time I recently finished my year as President of the Christ's College MCR (the College's graduate society). I am also a keen guitar player and try to squeeze in some gliding where ever possible.
I also play lead guitar for a local Cambridge band called Farmiliar Route
Email: jas250 (at) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk
Email: james (dot) snee (at) gmail (dot) com