Our team

We've bought together a stong technical team to ensure success

Delivery and management team

Samuel Chorlton

DAFNI Project Lead

Dr Peter Oliver

Head of Operations SCD

Marion Samler

Partnership Manager

Eric Putter

DAFNI Project Manager

Clare Johnson

DAFNI Project Support

Dr Brian Matthews

Bid Support Manager

Development team

Colin Lomas

Software Engineer

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

James Hannah

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.

John Kewley

Security Officer

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.

Matt Jones

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.

Pete Feeney

Security Engineer

Srikanth Nagella

Modelling and Visualisation Lead

Steven Pickering

Senior Software Developer

I have spent many years developing complex scientific and mathematical applictions in a variety of programming languages and styles.

Tom Gowland

Pilot Engineer

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

Miriam Mendes

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 byuilding.

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