September 16, 2010

Curriculum Vitae

Full Name: Dr Ashley William Brown MEng (Lon) ACGI DIC MIET
Date of Birth: 22/01/1983
Email Address: ashley@ashleybrown.co.uk
Website: www.ashleybrown.co.uk

Background

I have filled a variety of software engineering roles stretching back over a decade, working both individually and as part of a team. Where possible I have looked to expand my roles to include management of external relationships, either with partner companies or directly with customers.

Technical and Senior Management Roles

Jul 2009-Aug 2010 – President, Imperial College Union (Elected Position)

  • CEO and Trustee for a £3.5m turnover charity in the higher education sector.
  • Governor of Imperial College London, a £500m turnover higher education institution.
  • Directly responsible for six staff members and a network of volunteer officers.
  • Indirectly responsible via the Operations Manager for over thirty staff and all aspects of representation, welfare support, bars, catering, retail and student activities.
  • Won support for a £2.4m refurbishment scheme for ICU’s commercial areas.

Apr-Oct 2004, Jun-Oct 2005 – Design Engineer, Celoxica (now Agility Design Solutions)

  • Added support for new hardware platforms to the core product.
  • New product development from prototype to release.
  • Sales work and partner relationship management in the United States and Europe.
  • Implementation of multimedia demos for new embedded system platform.
  • Created “how-to” articles for publication in the trade press.

Jul-Sep 2003 – Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme, Imperial College London

  • Projects in the Custom Computing Group, on a project for Atollic Ltd.
  • Evaluation of high-level languages for processor design.
  • Use of Handel-C language to validate large prime numbers in hardware.

Apr 2002-Jun 2003 – Part-time Consulting for ITC Internet

  • Development & deployment of replacement email system and domain control system.
  • Development of LAMP user database system, consolidating data sources and increasing automation. Integration with Windows servers and external user management systems.
  • Development and installation of integrated, automated online billing system.

Aug 1998, Jan 2001-2002 – Developer, Muller Martini Ltd. SCS Slave Project

  • Lead developer on newspaper press control software replacement project.
  • Simulation-driven development with one live test before deployment.
  • System remains in operation at newspaper plants in the UK.

Additional Responsibilities

Jan 2004-Jul 2008 – Tutorial Assistant & Lecturer

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate tutor programming tutor.
  • Taught a 42-hour operating systems lecture & lab course for 2 years, to a class of 100.
  • Conducted programming tutorials for a group of six first-year undergraduates.
  • Supervision of several undergraduate projects.

Aug 2003-Jul 2008 – RCS Motor Club, Imperial College Union

  • Filled the roles of Secretary and Chairman, managing a small group of volunteers to safely maintain & run a 1916 Dennis Fire Engine, including risk management and insurance issues.
  • Expansion of club membership and publicity.
  • Tested problem solving abilities and judgement.

Jul-Aug 1998 – Teaching Assistant, Summer Literacy Scheme

  • Assisting teaching staff with a group of 30 Year 6 children entering secondary school in September.
  • Provided one-to-one help to children with particular literacy problems.

Education & Qualifications

Oct 2005-Jun 2009 PhD: “Profile-directed specialisation of custom floating-point hardware”,
Diploma of Imperial College
Supervisors: Prof. Paul Kelly, Prof. Wayne Luk
Department of Computing, Imperial College London
Oct 2001-Jun 2005 Master of Engineering in Computing, First Class Honours,
Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute
Integrated Master’s programme accredited by the IET. Distinguished Individual Project (Prize Finalist), Prize-winning Group Project.
Department of Computing, Imperial College London
Awarded Aug 2001 A Levels:        AAA in Maths, Physics, Chemistry
A/S Levels:     B in Further Maths
Bishopshalt School, Hillingdon
Awarded Aug 1999 GCSEs:

8 A*’s including Maths, Science and English

A in Business Studies

B in French

The Hayes Manor School, Hayes

Technical Knowledge

Programming/Scripting/Mark-up Languages

Proficient: C, C++, Java, JavaScript/ECMAScript, HTML, Perl, PHP, Python Some  Exposure: Object Pascal/Delphi, Haskell, Prolog, WML, VBScript, ASP, C#

Development Environments

Eclipse (Nios II C++ environment, PyDev), Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008, Borland C++, Borland C++ Builder

EDA Tools & Technologies

Celoxica Handel-C, Altera Quartus II, Altera SOPC Builder, Altera Nios & Nios II Processors, Altera Stratix FPGA, Synplicity Synplify, Model Technology ModelSim.

Enterprise Applications & Platforms

Amazon EC2, Microsoft IIS, Apache, Microsoft SQL Server, Ubuntu, mySQL, Postgres, Postfix, Courier IMAP, SpamAssassin.

Awards

  • Guardian Student Media Award for Best Website, 2007 (while Editor, CGCU Live!)
  • Nominated for the Worshipful Company of Engineers’ Cadzow-Smith Engineering awards
  • Distinguished fellowship of the Imperial College Union