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  • Python, Pandas, SKLearn
  • Java
  • Javascript, HTML, CSS, WordPress
  • Exceptional time management, organisation and leadership ability.
  • Extensive creative problem solving experience.



September 2017 – August 2018

MSc Advanced Computer Science, University of St Andrews

  • Distinction achieved in every assignment to date.
  • Proctor’s Award for Teaching Excellence Nominee.
  • Modules: Object Oriented Programming, Modelling and Design; Artificial Intelligence Principles; Artificial Intelligence Practice; Interactive Software and Hardware; Machine Learning; Visual Analytics; Data, Ethics & Privacy.
  • Upcoming: Master’s thesis in deep learning and computer vision.


September 2016 – July 2017

Various online courses and certifications, including:

Free Code Camp Front End Development Certification

  • Built a variety of web applications including noughts & crosses, a simon game, a calculator and more, using HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery and various APIs.

CS50x, Harvard via EdX

  • Covered core CS principles & data structures, implemented a range of programs in C, including a Vigenère cipher encryptor, a web server, a program to recover deleted images and a stock trading website using C, PHP and MySQL, built a decision maker web application for final project.


September 2009 – June 2012

Fine Art BA Hons 2:1, Margaret Street School of Art, Birmingham City University

  • Oil painting and drafting in ink on themes of parallel universes and the uncanny.
  • Showed work in local and national galleries. Curated and promoted local exhibitions.



February 2018 – Present

RAISE AI Safety Research Camp AI Safety Researcher

  • Currently conducting a literature review to identify a research agenda –  we will be exploring how to avoid unwanted side effects in reinforcement learning gridworlds.


January 2018 – Present

Effective Altruism AGI Forum Officer

  • Promote effective altruism and EA events within the community, support the committee in decision making and planning.
  • Founded and continue to run a weekly Artificial General Intelligence academic reading group, facilitating interdisciplinary discussion of AI research and risks.


December 2016 – September 2017

Freelance Web Developer

  • Built websites for fun and profit, using javascript, HTML, CSS & WordPress.


July 2012 – May 2017

J M Cooper Design

  • Built successful online design business, working for a wide range of international clients in web design, branding, illustration, publishing and technical artwork.
  • Planned complex short and long term projects, leading small teams of freelancers across several time zones and developing excellent organisation, time management and communication skills.
  • Consistently attained glowing recommendations, proving commitment to quality work and attention to detail.


July 2012 – May 2017

Other Projects


September 2010 – November 2013

Art & Design Tutor

  • Developed and taught an art and design curriculum to homeschooled teenagers.
  • Created and taught a wildly successful weekly life drawing class in a Birmingham pub.


December 2009 – July 2012

PKA Manager & Kickboxing Instructor

  • Managed the PKA (Professional Kickboxing Association) headquarters and increased membership sales tenfold, launched two additional satellite clubs, taught kickboxing and self defence to adults and kids.