Mat Cross

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Technology
Occupation Senior Technical Consultant
Location Oxford, United Kingdom
Introduction My interests lie in algebraic topology, differential geometry, and, most relevantly to my job at NAG, optimization, differential equations and special functions. My most significant additions to the Libraries at NAG have been the MCS global optimization software of Huyer and Neumaier (Vienna), Legendre elliptic integrals, upgades to zero-finders and new BLAS Technical Forum routines. I coordinate NAG's 'overnight build' continuous testing regime, where Libraries are automatically built on a variety of UNIX and Windows platforms each night, and another ongoing job is maintenance of NAG's Engine of algorithmic content. This is primarily done using the front-end to the NAG compiler and in-house tools developed in python.
Interests Computing, Fortran, Python, XML, MATLAB, cinema, photography, wildlife, knowledge
Favorite Movies 2001: A Space Odyssey, 24 Hour Party People, 28 Weeks Later, Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Apocalypto, Aviator, Barry Lyndon, Barton Fink, Big Lebowski, Bowling for Columbine, Constantine, Dr. Strangelove, Donnie Darko, Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, Eyes Wide Shut, Fargo, Fight Club, Gandhi, Garden State, Ghostbusters, Gladiator, Grizzly Man, Hard Candy, Hearts In Atlantis, Hellboy, History of Violence, House of Flying Daggers, Inland Empire, Intolerable Cruelty, King of Comedy, Kontroll, Little Miss Sunshine, LotR: FotR, LotR: tTT, LotR: RotK, Losts in La Mancha and Translation, Man Who Wasn't There, Matrix, Memento, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Mighty Wind, Minority Report, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the Life of Brian, Moulin Rouge, Mulholland Drive, Napoleon Dynamite, New World, OldBoy, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, Ravenous, Requiem For A Dream, Ring, Road To Perdition, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Serenity, Shaun of the Dead, Shawshank Redemption, Shining, So I Married An Axe Murderer, Spirited Away, ANH, ESB, RotJ, Ten Canoes, Thin Red Line, This is Spinal Tap, THX 1138, Toy Story, Training Day, Underworld, V for Vendetta
Favorite Music Arcade Fire, Ben Folds Five, The Cure, elliott, Good Riddance, Jets to Brazil, Jimmy Eat World, Joyrider, Stephen Malkmus, Metallica, Muse, mybloodyvalentine, New End Original, NOFX, Michael Nyman, Pere Ubu, Pixies, Promise Ring, Propagandhi, Queen, R.E.M., Rancid, Texas is the Reason, Therapy?, Weezer, White Stripes, Wildhearts
Favorite Books Bill Bryson's, JRR's, Pete McCarthy's, Tony Hawks', Dave Gorman's (Gormen?), Simon Schama's, Slaughterhouse 5, Zinn's 'A People's History of the United States', Pratchett, Douglas Adams', Stephen King's (Dark Tower, Desperation/Regulators)