Many of the academics at the University act in a private capacity, and I am no different in that respect. I find it very useful to work in such a capacity since it typically provides me with insight into industry that I can use to guide my research to maximise its impact. Each consultancy job is individual – some companies are simply seeking advice, others looking for custom software development and others still looking to take my research output into a more commercial arena. Recent projects have included:
- Commercial competitive analysis. This involved independently reviewing a commercial software product and its competitors, comparing them both qualitatively and quantitatively.
- Voice Recognition Software. This involved the development of an embedded platform to support voice commands within an uncontrolled environment.
- Mobile phone tracking. This involved custom modifications to my NLMaP open source tracking library to apply to mobile phone tracking.
Confidentiality agreements prevent me from going into further detail, but suffice to say I am always interested in private work: please contact me by email if you would like to discuss a possible job.