Oliver is a researcher and technology designer at Lancaster University who delivers multi-stakeholder projects through mixed-methods approaches to the critical design (and development) of digital services that do good for people and the environment. To ensure that people are at the heart of these technologies and services he blends agile and lean practices to enable rapid prototyping of data science, user experience and software solutions.

TECHNOLOGY USED: Java, Python, C# (.NET), gitlab, Matlab, MySQL, MongoDB, CKAN, WordPress, github, Linux, SVN, LaTeX, Scala, Spark, SQL, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Mac OS, VMWare, QGIS, Node.js

My main roles across the projects I am involved in include: technical lead, project management, user experience (UX), user centred design (HCI), data science pipelines, data and database management, and full stack development.

EXPERTISE AND INTERESTS: Critical thinking, designing services to help people, tech for environmental and social good, data science in transport and logistics, policy and standards, IoT, Big Data, sensor networks, data science, semi-structured interviews, user centred design, Smart Cities, home energy.

Current projects:
– Freight Traffic Control 2050 (FTC2050) EPSRC funded, enabling collaborative and sustainable last mile logistics. I lead work on the data science pipeline for transport data, and user centred design with industry and policy stakeholders and to design new collaborative services for last-mile logistics.
More: www.ftc2050.com
– Energy Information System (EIS), Energy Lancaster: Prototyping and building a data hub for Lancaster University’s energy and building data as a proof of concept for the Lancaster University “Living Laboratory” and Data Science (DSI).