• Brian Profile

    Brian Maher

    Senior Research Software Engineer & Systems Administrator

    After completing his MSc in Bioinformatics at KCL, Brian joined the
    Department of Digital Humanities in 2013 as a Research Developer
    working on two projects - “The Art of Making” and “The Making of
    Charlemagne’s Europe”.

    Brian's main research interests are rather split, starting with
    Heuristic algorithms – attempting to solve problems which are
    impractical (or impossible) to solve by normal means. He is also
    interested in data analysis and modelling, including visualising data
    in fun and informative ways. He has previously taught classes in Data
    Structures and the Foundations of Computing – a module which teaches the underpinnings of modern computer systems.

    He has experience developing for iOS, Mac and the web, and is highly
    interested in the advantages of cloud computing in modern web systems. His time working at Apple also taught him the huge advantages brought by mobile computing, and his web development environment is now almost entirely based around an iPad – moving away from the traditional “laptop on desk” way of working. He believes that bringing software development away from the days of complicated editing environments not only increases productivity, but also encourages more people to think about developing software, rather than just using it.

    Away from computing, Brian is a keen guitarist, enjoying both playing
    and collecting guitars. He also has a passion for Italian cars – no

    matter how unreliable they always turn out to be!