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- Full Name: Dr. Jonathan Mark Stott
- Currently Living: Chatham, Kent, UK
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Nationality: British
2003 to 2008 - University of Kent
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. Thesis titled Automatic Layout of Metro Maps Using Multicriteria Optimisation.
1999 to 2003 - University of Kent
B.Sc., Computer Science with a Year in Industry.
First Class (Honours)
1991 to 1998 - Wilnecote High School
Tinkers Green Road, Wilnecote, Tamworth, Staffordshire
A Levels (1998):
Mathematics (B), Physics (C), Further Mathematics (C), Music (C), General Studies (B).
GCSEs (1996 and 1997):
10 GCSE passes including English, Mathematics and Science:
1 at grade A*, 8 at grade A and 2 at grade C.
May 2007 to Present - Development Team Leader, Axon Ltd.
November 2006 to April 2007 - Research Associate, University of Kent
Six-month contract funded by Axon Ltd. which led directly into my current employment with Axon Ltd.
January 2006 to November 2006 - Part-time Website Programmer, University of Kent
I was a member of the Webteam at the University, assisting in development and maintenance of internal websites, primarily using PHP and MySQL.
2003 to 2006 - Sessional Teacher, University of Kent
I led seminars and terminal sessions on a number of undergraduate Computer Science courses including courses teaching object-oriented programming with Java and algorithms, data structures and complexity. I also taught on the postgraduate Object-Oriented Software Engineering course and have undertaken revision sessions for undergraduates.
2001 to 2002 - Trainee Software Engineer, IBM UK Ltd., Hursley
IBM employed me during the industrial placement year of my degree.
I was a member of a small team responsible for developing an important transaction processing middleware product.
Specific technical skills used and gained include Java, C/C++ and Perl. I was also exposed to Windows NT/2000, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX & z/OS.
I was able to apply existing knowledge but I also undertook a number of training courses including: Advanced Java Programming, CICS Fundamentals and an Introduction to C.
I was also involved in a number of out-of-work activities, including helping at IBM-run events involving local schoolchildren and organising a team of fellow placement students to take part in a programming competition.
1998 to 1999 - Stock Control Assistant, UCI Logistics Ltd
Tasks involved the general upkeep of a computerised stock control system for a busy warehouse handling 10,000 pallets.
I played a key role in increasing and maintaining the accuracy and performance of the business to levels exceeding initial targets.
I also spent a large part of the time developing a Microsoft Access-based stock control system which reduced the amount of paperwork and helped to significantly increase warehouse productivity.
February 1998 to September 1998 - Cash Office Assistant, Morrisons Supermarkets Ltd.
Part time employment with the responsibility of securely handling the cash required for operating the checkouts of a busy supermarket.
For four years I ran a popular science-based website, www.tcaep.co.uk and have since used my own websites to experiment and practice with new technologies, notably earthtools.org and my custom photography website.
I undertook the technical edit of the IRC Hacks book by Paul Mutton and published by O'Reilly.
At UCI Logistics, I was required to talk with customers on the telephone, helping to negotiate problems with stock and supply. I also have experience at writing technical design documents which were needed during my time at IBM.
I am highly organised and dedicated which helped to dramatically improve productivity in the warehouse at UCI Logistics. I also have a keen eye for detail and a commitment to my work. I am willing to effect change where there is a genuine need to do so.
I can work as a part of a group as well as an individual and get along with people. At IBM, there was a specific emphasis on teamwork, more so with the small group I was working with. There was a significant amount of interaction with other members of the team and also with other teams (such as the System Test and Service teams).
- J. M. Stott, P. J. Rodgers, J. C. Martinez-Ovando, S. G. Walker. Automatic Metro Map Layout Using Multicriteria Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 101-114. January 2011. doi:10.1109/TVCG.2010.24
- J. M. Stott. Automatic Layout of Metro Maps Using Multicriteria Optimisation. Ph.D. thesis. Computing Laboratory, University of Kent. October 2008. PDF (25MB).
- H. Li, M. C. Price, J. M. Stott, I. W. Marshall. The Development of a Wireless Sensor Network Sensing Node Utilising Adaptive Self-Diagnostics. International Workshop on Self-Organising Systems. To appear. September 2007.
- J. M. Stott, P. Rodgers. Automatic Metro Map Design Techniques. 22nd International Cartographic Conference. July 2005.
- J. M. Stott, P. Rodgers, R. Burkhard, M. Meier, M. Smis. Automatic Layout of Project Plans Using a Metro Map Metaphor. 9th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV05). IEEE. July 2005.
- R. Burkhard, M. Meier, P. Rodgers, M. Smis, J. Stott. Knowledge Visualization: A Comparative Study between Project Tube Maps and Gantt Charts. I-KNOW 2005. 2005.
- J. M. Stott, P. Rodgers. Metro Map Layout Using Multicriteria Optimization. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Visualisation (IV04). pp. 355-362. IEEE. July 2004.
Interests and Achievements
Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
I have achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Conservation and Charity Work
I have taken part on 13 weeks of National Trust Working Holidays which involve general outdoor conservation tasks at National Trust properties around England and Wales.
Before starting at University I worked with Tamworth Talking Newspaper for the Blind. I developed a database system for them to handle the details of Recipients of the taped newspaper. I was awarded a "Local Heroes" award by the local newspaper, The Tamworth Herald, and Tamworth Borough Council for this work.
I have a passion for all genres of music and also participate in music making by playing the trumpet. While at the University of Kent, I was a member of both the University Concert Band and the University Big Band and was on the committee for the Music Society from 2004 to 2007. I am currently playing with the Bournemouth and District Concert Band.
I enjoy travelling, both around Britain and in Europe. I have been to Scandinavia on a number of occasions and visited the USA for six weeks in the summer of 2003.
I have a passion for taking photographs and do so whenever I get chance. I have had a number of my photographs printed in various publications.
Both industrial and academic references are available on request.
© 2000-11, Jonathan Stott.
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