I'm Richard Horridge, and this is my personal website.
I am currently undertaking a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham; my working thesis title is "Next Generation Railway Track Condition Monitoring Using Passenger Trains". I am also currently providing part-time software consultancy services for Network Rail's operations team. I am due to finish my Ph.D in 2024, at which point I may be available for permanent positions.
I am experienced in a variety of design software, both proprietary and free - while I list proprietary software packages here, I encourage anyone reading this to seek out free software options where possible! In the CAD/BIM space, I am experienced with SolidWorks, AutoCAD, SketchUp and FreeCAD, though have only used the latter three applications professionally. For 2D graphic design I have used both GIMP and Inkscape professionally. For 3D design I have some experience with Blender. My video editing package of choice is Kdenlive. I do a lot of work with geographic data, and my preferred GIS is PostGIS with QGIS as a graphical frontend.
I completed an MSc with Distinction in Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Birmingham in 2019. Before this I worked as an Architectural / CAD Technician from 2016 - 2018.