David Dupplaw
39 Leigh Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH21 2PW.
Available on Request
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British (Welsh)
Date of Birth:
5th November 1976 (currently aged 40)
Social Skills
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Able to interact in small or large groups including conducting meetings, presentations and tutorials.
Organised, detail-oriented and able to work to deadlines on multiple projects with minimal supervision.
Technical Skills
Advanced proficiency in Java (including Groovy), PHP (object-oriented), Javascript (including jQuery, jQueryUI and unobtrusive javascript), XML, AJAX, (X)HTML (4 and 5), CSS, Wordpress design and plugin development, RDF (RDFa, RDF+XML, nTriples, Turtle), SQL (MySQL), SPARQL and RDQL (3Store, 4Store, Jena, Sesame), developing web-services (RESTfully) and image manipulation. Experienced in using source control systems like CVS, SVN and Mercurial, and using dependency management systems like Maven. Proficient at working in Linux (LAMP) and Windows environments. Intermediate proficiency with Grails, Play!, C++ (including Visual C++), C, XSLT, J2EE, and ant.
Artistic Skills
Advanced photography (macro a speciality) with skills in photo manipulation (Photoshop, Bibble). See my photography page. Advanced musician (plays fiddle, guitar, piano [keyboards + synths], piano-accordion and mandolin) with skills in MIDI and audio sequencing (Propellerheads Reason, Cakewalk Sonar). See my SoundCloud page. Advanced videography with skills in video production and post-production (Premiere, After Effects, EditStudio, AVS) including online video production (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook). See my YouTube channel.
PhD: Computer Vision

1998-2002, University of Southampton, Hampshire

Content-based Image Retrieval Using Scale-Space Object Trees

My PhD investigated how the tree structures generated when performing scale-space decomposition of images could be used to provide content-based matching of objects. The idea was that the tree structures could be matched for both content and structure thereby giving a more accurate match for objects with strong layout features.

BSc Computer Science: 1st with Honours

1995-1998, University of Southampton, Hampshire

A Levels: 4

1993-1995, Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne, Dorset

  • Computing: A
  • Physics: A
  • Mathematics: B
  • General Studies: B

UCAS score of 36/40

GCSEs: 10

1991-1993, Queen Elizabeth's School, Wimborne, Dorset

  • Science (double award): A, A
  • Mathematics: A
  • Design Technology: A
  • CDT Technology: A
  • Performing and Expressive Arts: A
  • English Language: B
  • English Literature: B
  • Humanities: C
  • German: D
  • Further Mathematics: Merit
Other Qualifications
  • City and Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Learning
  • RYA Day Skipper
  • NOCN Level 1 Italian Speaking and Listening
  • NCFE Level 1 Wood Craft

References available upon request.