THEO WINDEBANK
Education
The University of Oxford
St. Catherine's College
MENG ENGINEERING SCIENCE - PREDICTED 2.I.
Sep. 2013 - Jun. 2017
  • Co-authored a paper relating to the findings of my fourth year project, 'Mosquito Detection with Neural Networks: The Buzz of Deep Learning'.
  • Awarded the Gibb's prize for best third year team project. Designed hardware, a facility, and set of computational processes that makeit possible to scan, process, upload, and save an entire human brain for possible future reanimation. This fine-tuned my team working skills and has broadened my data analysis skill-set.
  • Key Modules: Machine Vision & Robotics ? Machine Learning ? Medical Imaging & Informatics ? Probability, Systems & Perturbation Methods ? Nonlinear & Predictive Control ? Software Engineering ? Information Engineering ? Biomedical Modelling & Monitoring.
Queen Elizabeth High School
Hexham, UK
A-Levels
Sep. 2008 - Jun. 2013
  • A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A* Physics, A Product Design, A Extended Project.
GCSEs
  • 6A* s, 5As.
Experience
Cue Sense Ltd.
London, UK
SOFTWARE ENGINEER
Jun. 2017 - Current
  • Lead the design of a comprehensive code-base for a product designed to help visually impaired people to interpret non-verbal cues, utilising computer vision and machine learning.
  • Constructed the entire image processing, image classification, and binaural sound feedback pipeline for the software prototype, using Python 3.6 and a multitude of advanced data science techniques. This has built upon my experience of creating whole unique machine learning pipelines for novel applications.
  • Designed around challenging physical and economical constraints, helping expand my knowledge and practical experience in designing software architecture and core algorithms for market-facing products.
  • Pitched the product to potential investors, heightening my awareness and understanding of the marketing and business aspects to developing a novel, innovative product.
Machine Learning Research Group
The University of Oxford
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER INTERN
Jul. 2016 - Sep. 2016
  • Used a variety of machine learning techniques during my internship within the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, working on a project to detect mosquito presence, species, and gender from audio recordings.
  • Developed a fully-featured python package to act as a test-bed for detection algorithms, aimed for a public open source release. This has improved my skills in coding for a long term project where the code will be further used and worked on by others.
  • Planned and carried out a series of microphone tests, resulting in a large batch of microphones being purchased and used to capturefurther biological recordings.
  • Built upon this work within my fourth year university project, recieving a mark of 83 on final grading.
  • Feedback from supervisors placed me in the top 5% of students who have worked with the Oxford-Man institute, confirming my ability to carry out high value work in this sector.
ComS2IP Research Group
Newcastle University, UK
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Jul. 2015 - Sep. 2015
  • Internship with the Communications, Sensors, Signal and Information Processing Research Group, working on various sonar systems to image undersea objects beneath the seabed.
  • Implemented a variety of processing techniques in MATLAB including delay-sum beam-forming, synthetic aperture focusing and signal filtering. Challenging problems encountered during the project enhanced my problem solving and research skills.
Engineers Without Borders
Oxford, UK
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
Nov. 2015 - Mar. 2016
  • Built a data collection system for a team to gather and process information on malaria cases in rural Peru with a PHP/MySQL back-end, improving my project management and team-work skills.
Oxford University Air Squadron
Oxford, UK
OFFICER CADET
Oct. 2013 - Jun. 2014
  • Tutored to fly the Grob G 115 totalling 4hrs flight time, increasing my ability to make quick decisions in high-pressure environments.
  • Challenged continually with intense individual and team-based activities, advancing team planning skills.
5PORE
Jul. 2014 - Apr. 2015
WEB DEVELOPER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR
  • Designed, developed and maintained a website showing and selling personal work to clients worldwide, giving me strong inter-personal communication skills and experience running a self-directed project.
Skalene Ltd.
Cambridge, UK
MODELLING AND ANALYSIS TECHNICIAN
Jul. 2014 - Apr. 2015
  • Simulated heat flow between parts of a novel PCR design used to amplify DNA, improving my modelling skills.
Skills
PROGRAMMING/SOFTWARE
Advanced
  • Python, MATLAB, jQuery, JavaScript, LaTeX, HTML, CSS, Git, Office Suite, Photoshop, Unix Shell
Intermediate
  • PHP, C, C++
Basic
  • Java