Hello I am Ashley Farrugia, I am currently a PhD student at the University of Liverpool in the Computer Science Department under the supervision of Prof. Leszek A. Gąsieniec and Dr. Russell Martin. I have a number of research interests, however my PhD is focussed upon applying algorithmic techniques within modern mobile devices to improve the efficiency of driving.
Education and Employment
I have a typical academic background, after completing my GCSE's at St Aelreds High School, I decided to enrol on a "National Diploma: IT Practitioners (ICT Systems Support)" at Warrington Collegiate. From there I wanted to learn more about the theoretical side of computing, so I started a undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University in Computing (Software and System). After achieving a 1st class degree, I decided to pursue a career in software development at Traveljigsaw Ltd as a graduate Java Developer. 18 months later I decided I wanted a change of scenery, so I moved to Satellite Information Services Ltd (SIS) in media city (manchester) for a short period,before being accepted for a Centre for Global Eco-Innovation (CGE) funded PhD.