I am Steve Kerrison. I am research staff in the Microelectronics Research Group at the University of Bristol, attached to the ENTRA project, and also nearing completion of my Thesis for a PhD in Computer Science, both in the area of software energy optimisation. I also direct teaching units for Bristol's MSc Computer Science degree programme. I have a 1st Class MEng in Computer Systems Engineering (Computer Science & Electronics) from the University of Bristol.
In the first year of my PhD research I was installed at a local chip company called XMOS. The company makes innovative high performance multi-threaded & multi-core embedded processors with an instruction set that gives you direct control over many aspects of I/O, allowing you to do in software what previously required a separate ASIC or FPGA. I've been using their architecture as part of my analysis into software energy modelling and optimisation.
I am also a self employed web developer and systems administrator with over 6 years of experience in developing for high traffic environments, principally within the Unix/Apache/PHP/MySQL stack, but also with experience in Nginx (moreso than Apache these days) and Memcached. I am a big fan of FreeBSD servers (as far as anyone can truly be a "fan" of an OS) and also have experience with ZFS on both FreeBSD and OpenSolaris (NexentaCore). In addition, I have an appreciation of infrastructure issues that are overlooked by those with less experience. I am (as is abundantly clear from this page) not a graphic designer. Graphic design and web development are two distinct roles, but one cannot function well without the other.
I look after systems and services for BOXFX, a video production & graphics design company, as well as HEXUS, an online technology publication with millions of monthly visits. I also developed & maintain my research group's website in cooperation with a fellow PhD student.
I work very closely with Snap Fashion, a web start-up that combines an amazing piece of image processing technology (created by the founder) with a fashion shopping portal. I have been involved since its infancy and am responsible for server infrastructure as well as optimisation of the technology at the heart of Snap Fashion.
In 2010/11 I did some work on a Linux driver for the PCTV nanoStick T2 290e; a USB DVB-T2 (Freeview HD) tuner.
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