Richard Taylor @Barton. Southampton. Bath. Guildford.
Science and Engineering
In 1992 I published my PhD thesis titled "Colour Object Recognition Using Shape-based Aspects" at Southampton University. I was a scientist! But academic jobs were thin on the ground. After a post-doc at Bath University I went out into industry... never to return.
Since then I have gradually transitioned from a Computer Scientist into a Software Engineer. Most of my work is proprietary, but I try and support Open Source projects as much as possible and have a few github projects of my own.
As the father of a proper speedcuber, I have been to many competitions as a spectator and supporter. In 2015 I got bounced into competing but, as you can see from my official cubing record, I wasn't very good. With some practise I have managed to get a bit faster and managed a 42.04 second average at the Newcastle-under-Lyme Open 2017.
Namesake of the iconic ice-hockey player, I wrote two novels about Eddie set in the early 2000s. The first was called Eddie Shore and The Moss and the sequel Eddie Shore 4 Jo. Both are now out of print, but still available as e-books for a reasonable price.
Aspiring writers may be interested in my cautionary notes.
There are many people called Richard Taylor. Some of them are famous. I am not one of the famous ones. Here are a few more clues in case you think you might know me.
Places I have worked include:
- UK Cloud (formerly Skyscape)
- FujiFilm Electronic Imaging
- Canon Research Europe
And I am a member of Charlotteville CC.
If it's the latter then you can probably work out my address from the page source :-)