Distributed Computing Systems provides free and open source software. The products relate to distributed systems and computing, with a focus on AI algorithms. Text processing and search are also central themes.
My background is University-based, where I worked for several years, both as a software engineer and as a researcher. 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.
I am currently available for freelance work in programming, research, writing, or consultancy. I would also be interested in any sources of funding and/or collaboration.
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 first two 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:
Licas is a distributed service-based and research framework, with many useful features for building your own system. There is also a set of free business applications.
Textflo is a text processing system with query and search capabilities that is very helpful for the day-to-day management of documents, online links and even tasks.
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 and so it might be an interesting alternative to the more traditional methods. The source code is also provided in the download.
Latest updates, bug fixes, etc.
1. AI Frequency Grid update. More compact clusters.
2. Services working again after parsing bug fixes.
3. New Message Bus system. Can be slower because now a queueing system.
1. The full version is now free.
2. New draw options in the Project form, bug fixes.
3. Bug fixes, including filtering and Toolbar search.
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.
My Facebook page has been shut-down since May. I can re-activate it, but I am actually very grateful. It was being used for negative comments.
I am taking a short break from the software, but I hope to resume developing code after that.
I have to mention a stray cat that started living in my back yard