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I’m currently doing a masters in Advanced Computer Science at St Andrews, specialising in Artificial Intelligence – the most exciting field in the world! I am looking for research opportunities in AI and machine learning from September 2018 onwards, particularly in AI safety.

SKILLS

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

 

EDUCATION

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.

 

EXPERIENCE

January 2018 – Present

Effective Altruism St Andrews 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.

 

February 2018 – April 2018

RAISE AI Safety Research Camp AI Safety Researcher

 

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.