Introduction

Distributed Computing Systems provides some free and open source software. The products relate to distributed systems and computing, with a focus on AI algorithms, text processing and search. I also research the topic of AI.

My background is University-based, where I worked for several years on R&D projects concerned with information systems, engineering and AI. Since then, I have written a book in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet and SOA, and published a number of papers that describe my own cognitive model.

The software is mostly developed and updates will be less frequent in the future. I also do contract work when possible. I am available for freelance work in programming, research, writing, or consultancy. I would also be interested in any sources of funding and/or collaboration.


Work Experience

A summary of my work experience is as follows:

  • Experienced software engineer, with the design and development of products over the whole software life-cycle.
  • Main programming languages are Java and C#, with some web-based and mobile knowledge.
  • Algorithm development, particularly for Artificial Intelligence and distributed systems. Also test programs.
  • Server-side programming and Windows-based GUI development.
  • With an academic background, I am strong in research and technical writing, where my research interests include Artificial Intelligence (autonomous, agent-based, cognitive or neural systems), heuristics, search or query processes and distributed information systems.





Software and Research

The software is listed on the following pages. The two main products are what I use to sort my daily routine. They can save a lot of time and are geared more towards an individual or small business. A short summary is as follows:

Category Trees

This is a new classifier [arXiv] that branches on category type and not feature. It has produced some ground-breaking results, for example with the benchmark datasets: Wine, Iris, Breast Cancer, Diabetes, Wheat Seeds, Abalone Shellfish, Heart Disease, Sonar and Car datasets, all to 100%. Some of these results are new records. If you have a classification problem and the current classifiers do not work, then if you email me a request, I can try this classifier on the data, in case it produces better results.



Covid-19

I have written a program that can display clusters of the Covid-19 cases in an iteractive GUI. You can download it here (version 2). The program uses the licas 'FrequencyGrid' to cluster. The source code is also provided in the download.

I have a human rights complaint (hrc). Permanent high-pitched hate speeches now. Its also stressing my pet cat.







Latest updates, bug fixes, etc.

licas (2/21):
1. Server and remove service bug fixes.
2. Problem solver, can now select Frequency Grid version.
3. New Message Bus system. Can be slower because now a queueing system.

Textflo (12/20):
1. The full version is now free.
2. New draw options in the Project form, Query form bug fix.
3. Query process bug fix and notification when long process ends.


Note: Any file path is stored simply as a text description and so it can be automatically changed in any config file. Do a backup first.

Other Information

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IEEE SDN
Software Defined Networks Special Interest Group.

SAI
SAI Computing Conferences.





Contact Details


You can contact me by email, or through the contact details page.