Curriculum Vitae


Queens University Belfast [October 2004 - June 2009]
MEng Electronic & Software Engineering [First Class Honors]

My degree explored such things as telecommunications, hardware/software co- design, application software development, embedded software development, analogue electronics, digital system design, computer networks, computer architecture, virtual reality and product design.

Thesis: ‘Investigation into Trust and Reputation Metrics for Open 802.11 Networks’

This was a project that attempted to investigate trust and reputation within the ubiquitous WLAN by first understanding how malicious users can present themselves on the network. A packet capture tool was then developed in C to promiscuously capture power values from frames transmitted from APs and then attempted to develop a trust metric.

Grab the report as a PDF here.


  • OpenFX Award for Engineering Software Design
  • Irish Student Enterprise Award for Final Year ‘Start-Up’


Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Windows
  • OS X

Programming Languages

  • C
  • C++
  • Python

Technologies / Concepts

  • RF Coding/Decoding
  • UART / SPI / I2C
  • RTOS (µC, FreeRTOS)
  • Communication Protocol Design & Implementation
  • CoAP / M2M
  • Low Power / Constrained Design
  • Boot-Loader Design
  • Multi-Threaded Design
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Agile/SCRUM


  • SVN/Git
  • IAR Embedded Workbench
  • Qt / PyQt
  • Valgrind
  • Unity / Ceedling / CMock
  • Putty
  • Advanced Serial Port Monitor
  • Wireshark / AirPCAP
  • Impedance Analyser
  • Arbitrary Waveform Generator
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Logic Analyser
  • Spectrum Analyser
  • Soldering Iron


References available upon request.