About Me

I am a first year PhD Student working with Jonathan Mace in the Cloud Software Systems Group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in Saarbücken, Germany. I am primarily focussed on developing visualisation techniques for distributed tracing. I completed my Undergraduate and Masters degree at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and in my final year there I worked primarily on developing novel visualisation techniques for English Literature.

  • Name Thomas Davidson
  • Age 23 Years
  • Experience BA, MEng Computer Science
  • University of Cambridge, 2019
  • Location Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germnany
  • Office 508, MPI-SWS, Campus E1 5, 66123
  • e-mail tdavidso@mpi-sws.org
  • Education

  • MEng in Computer Science - University of Cambridge

    2018 - 2019

    Research Masters with a courses in NLP, Computer Security, Digital Signal Processing and Computer Music. Thesis on visualising classic English Literature

  • BA in Computer Science - University of Cambridge

    2015 - 2018

    Three year undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Studied at Corpus Christi College. Undergraduate dissertation in using Machine Learning to solve a Rubik's Cube

  • School - Leeds Grammar School

    2000 - 2014

    A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing. EPQ investigating the Travelling Salesman Problem. AS Level German.

  • Experience

  • Software Engineer Intern - Geospock Ltd.

    July 2018 - August 2018

    Worked on front-end visualisation for a big, real-time, geographical data company using Javascript and CSS alongside frameworks such as React.

  • Graduate Engineer Intern - BAE Systems, Applied Intelligence

    June 2017 - September 2017

    Developed a proof-of-concept data ingestion system using Nifi, Kafka, HDFS, ElasticSearch and Ambari. As an internship team we won an innovation stretch project with our proposal on 'Improving Public Transport'

  • Software Development Engineer

    July 2015 - September 2015 (Intern: Sept 2014 - Nov 2014)

    Worked on technical development of Visionblue's insolvency software using Delphi and their underlying database system using SQL.

My Work