Andrew Gay - CV

Personal Details

Name:Andrew Michael Gay Ph.D.
Date of Birth:8 April 1960
Nationality:British
Marital Status:Single
Telephone:+44 - 117 973 1942 (home)
+44 - 78 666 10194(mobile)
Email:Andrew.Gay AT ssynth.co.uk
Foreign languages:French, not fluent
Home owner, clean driving licence, own car

Computer Expertise


Scientific Expertise


Employment History

Nov 07 -: ESRI UK Ltd. Software consultant, Newbury.
Mar 94 - Nov 07: Tadpole Technology plc. Senior Software Developer, Geospatial Solutions Division, Bristol. Involved in provision of asset management software to the utility industry, including geographical information visualisation and retrieval, database integration and collaborative work systems.
Recent work includes the design and development of aspects of the Ordnance Survey Phoenix programme, a large-scale geographical data management system based around ESRI's ArcGIS. Other projects include the design and implementation of a mobile mapping and works management system for use by field workers, currently deployed at Three Valleys Water plc, and provision of intranet-based access to MANWEB's corporate Smallworld GIS. Also involved in EC-funded research projects on advanced computer networking and networked services for small businesses.
July 90 - Mar 94: British Aerospace (Systems & Equipment) Ltd., Filton, Bristol. Principal Engineer within the Security Systems Department. Design of hardware and software for very large X-ray imaging systems for inspection of trucks and containers at border crossings.
Jan - July 90: Research Assistant funded by SERC. Software support to Bristol University High-Energy Physics group.
July 88 - Jan 90: Research Assistant funded by Rolls-Royce. Development of techniques for non-invasive temperature measurement of gas turbine engines using epithermal neutrons.
July 86 - July 88: Research Assistant funded by Royal Society. Development of multi- pixel detectors for neutron time-of-flight measurements.
Jan 78 - Sept 79: IBM (UK) Ltd., Bristol and Welwyn Gdn City. Trainee Systems Engineer.


Education & Qualifications

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Oct 81 - Dec 86:Bristol University, Ph.D. in astrophysics. Computer analysis of data from the Bristol University cosmic ray detector on board the Ariel VI satellite.
Oct 78 - July 81:Bristol University. B.Sc. (Hons) degree in physics, class 2.1. Final year project: design and construction of radio telescope interferometer.
Oct 73 - Dec 77:Marlborough College. 'A' level grade A in SMP maths, Nuffield physics, and chemistry. Also 'S' levels in physics (1) and chemistry (2).
'O' levels: maths, additional maths, physics, chemistry, french, german, english, use of english, classical studies.


Hobbies and Interests

Astronomy, chess, croquet, dinghy sailing, bridge, piano-playing (classical & jazz), photography, cookery.
Summary of previous employment
List of Publications


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