BSc Computer Science, PHD in Human-Computer Interaction, Amplyfi
I currently work as Head of User Experience at Amplyfi, using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to provide business intelligence solutions for some of the biggest companies in the world.
There are many things I love about my job. As a relatively young company, it offers freedom and flexibility, with plenty of leadership opportunities. It's also fulfilling to work on products that have such a big impact on people's business and research decisions.
As Head of User Experience, I'm in charge of making sure that our products meet our users' needs. This includes the design of content, interactions and user journeys, which we then validate with our users. This work is very closely aligned to the skills I gained during my PhD at Swansea University.
We're a relatively small team at Amplyfi, so I also help support the software development of some of our products. This is more closely aligned to the skills I gained from my undergraduate computer science degree at Swansea University.
The Computer Science Department at Swansea University has a brilliant research record – something I was proud to be a part of. Swansea University gave me the chance to submit my research to international conferences and obtain two internships, allowing me to travel across the world. I look back on that time of my life very fondly!
My undergraduate computer science degree made me into a logician with a great problem solving skills. My PhD made me into a deep thinker, able to reason and deduce meaning from more fundamental questions. My experiences along both of these degrees have helped me become a pretty well-rounded person.
Swansea is a great place – I’ve lived here all my life. When it came to the decision of where to study my degree, nothing else compared to Swansea. Not only does it have a brilliant Computer Science epartment, but it has also has the outstanding setting to go with it. My decision to study at Swansea University has put me on a great track in life.
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I spent just over 2 months in India working with IBM on an internship. The result of this was an accepted research paper at an international conference.
I spent just over 2 months in Manchester working with the BBC on an internship. The result of this was also an accepted paper at a conference.
If you want to make yourself indispensable, learn something about everything and everything about something.