CV

Darren Smith

28 Lodge Close; Stoke D’ Abernon, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 2SQ

Tel: 07956 096204 Email: darrensmith@daksmith.co.uk


A structured and logical thinker with a keen interest in providing technical support and customer service. I have good programming skills and the ability to learn new softwares and tools and maintain high standards in order to achieve the best outcomes at all times.

Education

University of Surrey, Guildford 2018 – 2021

Postgraduate Diploma: Computer Vision, Robotics and Machine Learning

Modules Studied Include:

AI Programming, Internet of Things, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Image Processing & Deep Learning, Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing.

Dissertation Project (Photometric Stereo):

In depth research in 3D Reconstruction and creation of a software Algorithm. The project requires using Open CV library, Visual Studio and Matlab.

Skills Gained:

  • Exposure to programming scripting languages and libraries. (C++, Open CV, Python, Matlab)
  • Quantitative and Qualitative analysis of complex Data
  • Problem Solving and Good Mathematics and Physics background
  • Software Testing

Brunel University, London 2012– 2013

(Msc) Advanced Multimedia and 3D Technologies

Master’s degree brings together 3D technology and multimedia interaction by integrating aspects of media, design, science and engineering in modules such as:

Key Modules

  • Multimedia and Interaction Design
  • Advanced 3D Technologies
  • Multimedia Research Directions

Skills gained:

  • Exposure to programming scripting language (C#, Java)
  • Application Testing & Development
  • Group Projects have helped Developed effective teamwork skills.

Kingston University, London 2008 – 2012

Computer Graphics technology BSc (Hons)Degree Grade 2:2

Modules include: Visual Programming, Mathematics, Physics and CGI

University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey 2007-2008

Diploma in Foundation Studies Art Design

King Edward School Sixth form, Witley, Surrey 2005-2007

A Level: Art and Design, ICT

More House School, Frensham, Surrey 1998-2005

8 GCSE’s including Maths and English grade C and above

Relevant Experience

October 2021 – Present: Maven Analytics Taxi Challenge

  • I performed a data analysis on the Taxi dataset using Jupiter note book. The data is cleaned up using python ‘s data frame library (The library can read CSV files and put into in rows and columns and manipulate them). In addition, I used python Mat plot library to represent the data in a scatter graph plot.

September 2017 – January 2018: Labour Market Analyst, VSO

  • Assisted with the Labour Market Research, Data Entry and Analysis for VSO ‘s people sourcing.
  • Also responsible for extracting search results using the searching tools in various recruiting sites such as LinkedIn and Indeed.
  • I also identified specific labour market data using VSO’s labour market guidelines and enter the data in a excel spread sheet in order to make an analysis.

March 2015 – August 2015: Internship, Petrovision Energy Services

  • Responsible for researching and observing the company’s Quality Management System to ensure the training course is meeting the needs of the consumers. Producing presentations, Data analysis and reports using Microsoft Office programs such as PowerPoint and Excel and developing other administration skills.

May 2013 – September 2013: 3D Adventure Game, Brunel University

  • Developed and programmed all aspects of 3D adventure game.
  • The game contained assets, which are integrated such as 3D models, audio and textures. 3D packages such as Maya and 3ds Max were used to design and animate the models.
  • C# and Java script were used to create the core game mechanics which was tested in Unity 3D.

Voluntary/Part time employment.

November 2020 – Present: Voluntary Operations Team, Compassion UK

  • Providing assistance with tasks within Innovation and Delivery team.
  • This involves dealing with queries from sponsored Children and sponsors. The queries involve working analyzing sensitive information and updating the database using Oracle and Microsoft Excel.

January 2014 – January 2022: Voluntary Role in the Creative team, Hillsong London

Responsible for the control of a lighting desk console in a 1700-seater theatre. Working closely with the AV editor and coordinator to ensure the correct lights are used for the current graphic/video display and sound

Additional Skills and Training

Feb 2021 – Present: Udemy Course on Python and Machine Learning

  • Programming with Python using Jupiter Notebook. This involves using Pandas (For Data Analysis), seaborn for visualizations (graph plots) and Machine Learning with SciKitLearn.

Jun – Dec 2014: Object – Programming Using C/C++, City University London

  • Object Oriented Programming using Visual Studio. Including basic skills such as debugging and compiling applications.

Professional Organizations

Associate Member of the IET Institute

Interests

I am a keen games enthusiast and in my spare time I enjoy playing video games. I enjoy most games but my favourite types of games are role playing and adventure games such as Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda because they have interesting storyline and engaging gameplay.

I have a keen interest in Japanese culture and love reading graphic novels.

I also love football, Badminton and tennis

References

References will be supplied on request