I was born in London in 1985, however I grew up mainly in Croxley Green, which is in a beautiful area on the outskirts of London. As an undergraduate I studied at Queens' College, Cambridge University, where I received an MSc in Natural Sciences in 2007. After this I spent about nine months travelling around Australia, working primarily in bars and as a scuba diver. From May 2009 until April 2013 I studied as a PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Groningen, with the Systems, Control and Applied Analysis Research Programme. My supervisor during this was Prof. Dr. Mirjam Dür. I defended my PhD thesis on Friday 12th April 2013 and received a cum laude distinction for it. This distinction is only awarded to the top 5% of PhD theses. From May 2013 until February 2014 I had a Post Doc position at the University of Vienna, with Prof. Dr. Immanuel Bomze as my mentor. Since April 2014 I have been an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente.
My primary research interest is in Mathematical Optimisation, with the main focuses being on Continuous, Conic, Copositive and Polynomial Optimisation. I am also interested in Matrix Analysis.
Whilst at Cambridge I studied theoretical physics, being interested in the subject in general, rather than any specific areas. I tend to have at least a partial interest in anything and everything.