We've bought together a stong technical team to ensure success
Delivery and management team
DAFNI Project Lead
Dr Peter Oliver
Head of Operations SCD
DAFNI Project Manager
DAFNI Project Support
Dr Brian Matthews
Bid Support Manager
Experienced software engineer in developing high-frequency algorithmic trading platforms in C#, C++, Java and Perl. Knowledge of functional programming languages Haskell and F#, statistical packages R and MatLab and in memory databases such as KDB+. MSc in Software Engineering from Oxford University. First hacked Football Manager on the Spectrum 48k aged 8.
Dr Ronald Fowler
Modelling and Visualisation Expert
Linux Systems and Service Manager
James studied Computer Science at Lancaster University and spent time in student radio before working as a systems administrator in the server hosting industry, where he supported Linux deployments for large and small businesses.
After 10 years of working in UK industry at UNiSYS and ICL/Fujitsu, specialising in compilers and software tools for parallel and distributed systems, I moved to Swiss academia where I headed the Software Engineering Group at the Swiss Center for Scientific Computing before returning to the UK to work at STFC on Grid Computing as the Service Manager for the UK eScience Certification Authority.
Senior UX Developer
Front End UX Developer with expertise in JS, CSS, UX and design. I have worked on agency and commercial digital projects ranging from SMB to enterprise management systems.
Modelling and Visualisation Lead
Senior Software Developer
I have spent many years developing complex scientific and mathematical applictions in a variety of programming languages and styles.
Governance and Executive Board
Prof. Jim Hall
Professor Jim Hall FREng (DAFNI Principal Investigator) is Director of the Environmental Change Institute, Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the School of Geography and the Environment, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science and fellow of Linacre College.
Prof. Stuart Barr
Stuart Barr (DAFNI co-investigator) is a Senior Lecturer in Geographic Information Systems at Newcastle University. His research interests include computational urban systems and urban earth observation, multisource remote sensing, and spatial, structural and statistical pattern recogniton for integrated GIS/EO analysis.
Prof. Daniel Coca
Dr Elisabete A Silva
Prof. John Polak
Prof. Julien Harou
Prof. Liz Varga
Prof. Michael Batty
Prof. Nigel Cassidy
Dr Simon Blainey
Dr Theodoros Tryfonas
Interested in collaborating with DAFNI?
The team offers a breadth of experience across a range of subjects areas, in particular project management, software engineering, systems architecture and design, mathematical modelling, visualisation and community building.