Simon is a Senior Research Associate in the Digital Institute and one of the architects of e-Science Central, a cloud-based system to support data storage and analytics within the scientific domain. He has worked extensively on both the core of the system and the provenance capture component. e-Science Central is used extensively in both academic and commercial settings. As the technical lead of the MOVEeCloud project, Simon oversees the use of e-Science Central for storing and analysing Physical Activity data. Currently 3 ongoing clinical trials are using e-Science Central to store their research data and analyse and share the results. Another project Simon is heavily involved in, Limbs Alive, is using e-Science Central to support the rehabilitation of stroke victims using computer games.
As a member of the Digital Institute, Simon is used to conducting interdisciplinary research and helping a diverse set of researchers improve the quality of their work through the application of technology. In the past, Simon has worked on projects including Building Information Modelling, Spectral Analysis, Flood Modelling, Light Rail Infrastructures and Social Exclusion. He regularly speaks on Cloud Computing, Big Data and Data Analytics.