# About

My name is Phillip Smith. I am a student at the University of Newcastle, undertaking the double degree bachelor’s program in mathematics and computer science. I have extensive experience in C# .NET Framework and .NET Core, having spent a large amount of time working in WPF. I also have experience in Python, having done work for the University of Newcastle as an assistant researcher for Dr Judy-Anne Osborn.

Outside of software engineering, I have mathematics skills, which will only continue to grow alongside my ongoing interest and enthusiasm and completing degree.

\[\begin{align*} &\forall L \subseteq \Sigma^\ast, \;\text{$L$ is context free} \implies \\ &\exists p \geq 1,\; \forall s \in L,\; \left\lvert s\right\rvert \geq p \implies \\ &\exists u, v, w, x, y \in \Sigma^\ast,\; s = uvwxy \land \left\lvert vx\right\rvert \geq 1 \land \left\lvert vwx\right\rvert \leq p \land \left( \forall n\geq 0, uv^n wx^n y\in L \right) \end{align*}\]## Software Engineering

I have been working in Python and C# since 2014, developing my skills to understand various design patterns, principles, and frameworks. Using C#, I have mostly worked within WPF, using MVVM to implement modular and extendible applications in design. In the Python environment, I have worked on applications for:- Mathematics visualisations involving relationship mapping of higher degree matrices,
- Problems involving coprimality between integer pairs in n-dimensional spaces, and
- Built a few tools for online communities as a proof-of-concept optimisation tools that assists in optimising movement speed within a particular video-game context, given some specific constraints.

## Mathematics

Since graduating high school in 2014, mathematics has long since been a hobby of mine. Now, I study doing a mathematics combined degree and continue to build my skill set within mathematics. After completing my first year of university, I was offered a position as a research assistant (RA) for Dr Judy-Anne Osborn, studying and creating visualisations of a particular mathematical configuration of matrix relations in 3-dimensions.

Looking ahead, I have much interest in machine learning, having begun self-study of the theory and mathematics involved.

## $\LaTeX$

I love $\LaTeX$. It’s a lot of fun building up a document in a way that feels a lot like coding. Although it is stressful, using PGF/Tikz is always an… experience. After using it throughout university (including on assignments I could have used anything else), I default to $\LaTeX$.