Web Frameworks: Grails, Django, Nodejs, Wordpress, Adobe Air, jQuery, Bootstrap
Mobile Frameworks: Cordova, iOS, Android, FirefoxOS, jQuery-mobile
Systems/Backend/Middleware. : Linux, Hadoop/Hive/Hbase, Docker, EC2 containers, Kubernetes, Vagrant, Active/MQ/RabbitMQ/ZeroMQ, Celery, Apache Camel.
Proposal writing/drafting and project management.
Fluency in German and English; reading knowledge of French, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Ancient and Modern Greek.
The Mobile Collective / CTO and Co-Founder
Jan 2010 - Present, London, UK
Hack days, citizen computing, participatory intelligence.
Imperial College Mobile Applications Centre / Co-ordinator
December 2007- June 2012, London, UK
Imperial College Social Computing Group / Co-ordinator
October 2008 – June 2012 Imperial College, London, UK
Imperial College Internet Centre / Co-ordinator
December 2006 – September 2008
I coordinated an Internet applications lab in the Dept. of Computing at Imperial College. My responsibilities included: grant development, project planning and management, and software architecture. I managed a staff of 15 software developers, with primary responsibility for hiring and code review. I also taught the Big Data module (Hadoop, CouchDB, and MongoDB) in the Pervasive Computing course, and supervised student many projects.
Max-Planck Society: Heinz Nixdorf Centre for Information Management / Software Architect
February 2006- November 2007, Munich, DE
Software lead on cultural heritage documents in the eSciDoc project at the Max Planck Gesellschaft.
Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science / Junior Scientist
November 1999- November 2007, Berlin, DE
Developed cross linguistic NLP and analysis software for cultural heritage data.
Yale University Languages
B.A. 1979 English
M.Phil 1983 German (fluent)
A full list of grants and projects
is available on Linked-in at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bcfuchs#background-projects
Oct 2012 – Dec 2015
An EU FP7 project to explore learning and creativity in online citizen science. I designed, built and maintained project/event websites and mobile apps, with high traffic event set-ups. I authored content for CCL event sites and literature. I also contributed to the codebase of pilots/ platforms. Technologies: LAMP, nginx, AWS API, python+Django, mongodb, node.js, VM vagrant/docker/virtualbox, angular.js Partners: CERN, CRI Paris/Descartes, UCL Excites, UNIGE.
June 2014– June 2016
An Innovate UK project to develop a system for the management and archiving of oil & gas survey data in exabyte scale repositories. I provided consultancy through Imperial Consultants, as system architect and developer. I designed and implemented a prototype front-end tracking system using Django and Celery and a backend processing and archiving system using Hadoop, including MR routines for processing and querying seg-y files. Technologies: python 2.7, C, java, Django, Celery/RabbitMQ, Hadoop, HBase. Partners: Ovation Data (lead), Imperial College.
Jan 2013– June 2013
A TSB-funded project to research and develop new methods of storing, accessing and working collaboratively with media in the Cloud. The aim of the project was to make it possible for creative companies to work together securely with large volumes of high-resolution media, and for third parties to develop new applications that will work across public or private Clouds. Partners: Smoke and Mirrors, Mirriad, Ovation Data.
Libhpc I & II
March 2011–June 2013
An EPSRC-funded project to develop an environment for the component-based construction of HPC applications, in which method implementers publish and share contributions as multi-implementation adaptable components, shareable across domains and architectures, making them inherently more re-usable. I co-ordinated and contributed to the initial grant proposal, developed system architecture and prototypes for bioinformatics assembly pipelines. I was the principal author of the second grant proposal, which received the highest score possible from EPSRC. Technologies: C++, Java, Groovy, Python, Hadoop, Bash, EC2, OpenStack.
Since November 2001
Jennett, C., Kloetzer, L., Schneider, D., Iacovides, I., Cox, A., Gold, M., Fuchs, B., Eveleigh, A., Methieu, K., Ajani, Z. and Talsi, Y., 2016. Motivations, learning and creativity in online citizen science. In Journal of Science Communication, 15(3).
Cohen, J, Darlington,J , Fuchs, B. Moxey D., Cantwell C., Burovskiy, P., Sherwin, S., & Hong, N. C.. "libhpc: Software sustainability and reuse through metadata preservation." In First Workshop on Maintainable Software Practices in e-Science. 2012.
Guo, L., Darlington, J., & Fuchs, B. Towards an open, self-adaptive and P2P based e-market infrastructure. In e-Business Engineering, 2009. ICEBE'09. IEEE International Conference on (pp. 67-74). IEEE.
B Fuchs, L Isaksen, A C Smith, "The Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives: A Portlet Solution for Structured Data Reuse Across Distributed Visual Resources" Museums and the Web 2005, http://www.archimuse.com/mw2005/papers/fuchs/fuchs.html
G. Crane, B. Fuchs, A.C. . and C.E. Wulfman, “The Symbiosis Between Content and Technology in the Perseus Digital Library,” Cultivate Interactive 2 (16 October 2000): http://www.cultivate-int.org/issue2/perseus/
Hacking Traditional Knowledge: an Arctic Science Hackathon
Edinburgh, Dec 2017
Science for All and All for Science: Citizen Science
Keynote Speaker, Imperial College
An Open IoT Stack for Schools
GLASS Mobile Games Workshop
Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire, UniDescartes, Paris, Fr.
Apps for Climate Change: Using Mozilla Appmaker for Citizen Science
Barrow, AL, USA
mHealth MC ThinkCamp 2011
Wealth of Networks
Imperial College, July 2009
Museums on the Web 2005
“The Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives”
Digitizing Difference: the challenge of heterogeneity in the sources of early modern science