Steven Gray is a Teaching Fellow in Big Data Analytics and is also a spatial software developer, making visualising complex datasets on maps easier. With over 10 years of professional software development under his belt he has built multiple award winning systems and his work has been featured in various worldwide media outlets (CNN, BBC, etc). In recent years he has specialised on building mobile applications (mainly iOS) and systems that open up the world of data visualisation, mining and analysis to the masses. He can sometimes be found on StackOverflow answering questions about Google Maps API and the iOS SDK. In addition to this he also gives lectures and workshops to academics and industry partners on using Google Docs and Fusion Tables to create compelling visualisations to showcase on Google Maps and Google Earth. He is also a Google Developer Expert for the Maps team and creates YouTube videos on how to get the most out of online mapping platforms.
His current research focuses on distributed high performance computing and analysing large datasets in real-time (while mapping the results!). In his spare time you will find him walking long distances, climbing mountains, composing music or playing the piano or trumpet.
Steve joined CASA in September 2009 and during his time within the departments has worked on various projects by building platforms to meet the demand for powerful simulation tools by social scientists, public and private sector policymakers. Previously, Steve worked at the Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow as a Researcher with the Glasgow Interaction and Systems Group (GIST) as part of the EPSRC funded Open Interface project.