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David Harper

B.Sc., Ph.D., PGD CCI, FRAS, MBCS

Problem Solver

IT Specialist

Celestial Mechanician

Profile

Scientist

I have professional expertise in mathematics, astronomy, computing and genomics. I take a delight in learning about new developments in all areas of science and technology. I bring the rigour and discipline of the scientific method to all aspects of my work.

Software developer

I have been writing scientific software for almost 40 years. I have developed major projects in a number of languages including FORTRAN, C, Perl and Java.

Database expert

I am an experienced database architect and administrator, specialising in MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Problem solver

I work well in a team, contributing insights and developing new ideas. I also enjoy the challenge of setting my own goals, and I possess the self-motivation to reach those goals.

Communicator

I can explain complex ideas effectively to audiences ranging from school-children to university professors. I enjoy creating and presenting talks, seminars and training courses. I am also at ease in more formal situations such as courtrooms and live interviews which demand a considered yet immediate response as a professional scientist.