I now have a website/ blog over at snowdonjames.com which is likely to be more interesting/ up to date than this page!
About me I'm a postgraduate student studying for a PhD in Complex Systems Simulation at the University of Southampton, England. The picture below was taken at home in Hexham which always seems to get the snow during winter.
My academic interests primarily involve the study of 'complex' networks, and how interactions between particles/ drivers/ ants/ anything else within that network give rise to higher levels of behaviour such as flocking, traffic jams, or foraging for food. Specifically my PhD project, under the supervision of Dr Ben Waterson, focuses on the provision of information to drivers moving within road networks, and how we can engineer systems which utilise network properties to deal with traffic management. I also recently completed a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering at the School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. Further down this page are links to some selected papers from my studies.
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Snowdon, James, Waterson, Ben and Fangohr, Hans (2012) Evolution of adaptive route choice behaviour in drivers. In, UTSG: 44th Annual Conference of the Universities' Transport Sudy Group, Aberdeen, GB, 04 - 06 Jan
Middleton L. and Snowdon J. (2010). Histogram of confidences for person detection. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2010).
Snowdon, J., Powers, S. and Watson, R. (2009) Moderate contact between sub-populations promotes evolved assortativity enabling group selection. In: Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2009).
Group Selection And The Evolution Of Ethnic Societies Part IV Individual Research Project (pdf, 184kb)
Quadrature Phase Error in Receivers Part IV Group Design Project (pdf, 3.25MB)
Using gait to analyse outdoor scenes for automated visual surveillance Part III Dissertation Project (pdf, 2.30MB)
Digital Data Transmission Part II Design & Build Exercise (pdf, 6.85MB)
Member of the Computational Modelling Group, University of Southampton, 2010-Present
Member of the Social Systems Modelling Group, University of Southampton, 2010-Present
Chairman of the University of Southampton IEEE Student Branch committee, 2010-2011
Contributer to the School of Electronics and Computer Science blogs section, 2006-Present
Awarded The Head of School Prize for Contribution to the School of Electronics and Computer Science, 2009
Representative for first and second year electronics students on the Staff Student Liaison Committee, 2005-2007
Completion of Bronze (2001), Silver (2003) and Gold (2005) Duke of Edinburgh Awards
jrs105 [at] soton [dot] ac [dot] uk