PhDgineer
26 Camden Town, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
PhD Student, Electronic Engineer, loves live music, photography, playing piano, playing board games with friends, reading, and travelling.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm studying at UCL, doing a project largely involving computers, electronics and a mess of fibre optic cable. In terms of the finer details of what I'm doing - I'm trying to apply picosecond level synchronisation to telecommunications networks, in the hope that we can use said synchronisation to render fast optically switched networks a reality. In short, I'm attempting to make the internet more awesome.

At the moment, I'm doing an internship in Cambridge, which pretty much is more of my PhD, with the addition of sneaking time on the grand piano in the main building lobby once most people have gone home.

I'm also the President of UCLU Sci-Fi and Fantasy Society. Which mostly means that I really like playing board games, organising people to go out and do things (like going to gigs, Rock and Metal night clubs and throwing parties), and drinking cider at the Euston Tap.

As a backup plan, I've been going pretty nuts about photography of late.
I’m really good at
I have perfected the art of getting through London tube barriers without stopping.

Coming up with ridiculous ideas for things to make out of microprocessors. For instance - auto opening/closing curtains, multicoloured fan lighting in my computer, a computer keyboard.

I've also been playing piano since I was about 10 years old - I mostly play ragtime and bits and bobs that I feel like learning.

I'm also know my way around a proper camera. Rather heavily into photography as a hobby.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Song of Ice and Fire is the series I'm most obsessed with, with Discworld coming a close second, but at the moment for some reason I'm going through a dystopian fiction phase. I'm gradually reading my way through the Time's must read 100 books list - currently reading Catch-22.

Films: Marvel's Comic Universe, Studio Ghibli (with my favourite probably being Princess Mononoke), The Matrix, Dark City.

Shows: I largely watch relatively little TV at the moment, but I do follow Game of Thrones, in addition to Doctor Who and Sherlock. I'm also very fond of British comedy for nostalgic reasons - Fawlty Towers, Monty Python, Black Adder, Black Books, etc.

Music: primarily Rock, Metal, Punk and Ska - Flogging Molly, Frank Turner, Sonata Arctica, almost anything that has a piano in, Pomp and Circumstance March. I also really love live music (and rock/metal clubs).

Video games: I'm rather fond of Undertale. Undertale tells a story through player interaction and does an exceptional job of it. It's a truly excellent piece of art, and it couldn't be done through any other medium.
The six things I could never do without
* My piano.
* Trees, open green spaces, places that remind me of home.
* Curiosity.
* Passion.
* My Fujifilm mirrorless camera.
* Bullet points.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
* What new places I can visit to practise my photography.
* What time of year is best to visit lapland again to photograph the Northern Lights without freezing my arse off.
* How I can convert London to using Finnish saunas.
* The answer to life the universe and everything.
* When I can next abuse my 30% Pizza Express student discount.
* Egalitarianism and how it can be better implemented, probably feminism in particular.
On a typical Friday night I am
Pick one or two, depending on the week:

* Playing board games.
* Hanging out with UCLU Sci-Fi and Fantasy Society.
* Going to Voodoo Rock and Metal night and dancing until the sun rises (or on one occasion, the snow falls).
* Going to some sort of party.
* Curled up in bed watching a film, TV or reading a book.
You should message me if
You want in on my world takeover plan, though it seems that a rather large number of people on here have these...
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