If you want to know more about Simon Frankau, you're probably at the right website. If you don't, you're probably not. Actually, come to think of it, this information will most likely be out of date....

Me in New York

I work in finance, doing stuff with computers. More specifically, I do development/quant work in exotic equity options for a big investment bank. I write in Haskell for my day job, which is kind of fun. My current interests are maths, functional programming and designing big, rapidly-evolving systems so that they suck minimally. If you want to know what I'm most into at the moment, it's simplest to wait 6 months and look at what books I've reviewed.

Before that, I was a PhD student in the Cambridge University Computer Laboratory, initially working in what has become the Computer Architecture Group and later also in the Cambridge Programming Research Group. I was there from 2000 to 2004, and worked in the area of reconfigurable computing. More specifically, I looked at hardware synthesis from a limited pure functional language. The remains of my research web pages are available here.

Non-work topics? I am now happily married to the most wonderful Caroline. I'm a great fan of skiing, although I'm not very good. We like city breaks, art galleries and good food. I'm most annoyed I have less free time than when I was a student. I used to really enjoy Judo and Go, but can't find the time any more. I like typography and graphic design. I'm hoping to take up rock climbing, but I'll have to see how it goes. Random geek stuff goes here.

Last updated 3 July 2008. Mail me at random.user@arbitrary.name.