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Personal Statement

Ruaridh is an engineer and network researcher who investigates influence and division in dynamical systems. His work often exists at the boundary between disciplines, and has led to publications on Alzheimer’s disease, bird flocks, disease spread, image processing, robotic and satellite systems. This diverse portfolio informs his study of networks and offers opportunities to transfer innovation between domains. His current work includes developing design tools for the next generation of satellite constellations with AAC Clyde Space, mapping tidal channels on a European Space Agency (ESA) funded project,  and monitoring child neurodevelopment through tablet gameplay – with a focus on Autism. 

Ruaridh has a background in the development of space technology and research into its applications. This includes delivering a three-year horizon scanning activity for the UK Space Agency, which assessed the potential of future space technology, and leading the development of a sounding rocket experiment for four years as part of ESA's REXUS programme.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Methodologies for scalable and responsive swarms and networked systems, University Of Strathclyde

Sept 2013Nov 2018

Award Date: 9 Jul 2018

Master of Engineering, MEng Aero-Mechanical Engineering, University Of Strathclyde

30 Sept 200826 Jun 2013

Award Date: 26 Jun 2013


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