Kenneth N. Reid

Stirling, UK.


I am a PhD Researcher at the University of Stirling, working on the EPSRC-funded DAASE project which uses Search Based Software Engineering to develop optimised software development processes, combining aspects of software engineering activities into a single optimising process. This PhD will have me research novel shift-scheduling algorithms, to be applied in the scheduling and roster domains. Consistent with the goals of the DAASE project, the algorithms will include the facility to adapt quickly to an incrementally-changing problem-specification.

Work Experience

University of Stirling

Stirling, Scotland— 2015 - Present

PhD Researcher May 2015 - Present

  • Innovative research into operational research activities, specialising in employee rostering and scheduling.
  • Created novel software in use by BT (British Telecom) for employee scheduling.
  • Organisation of dissemination activities
  • Collaborative activities with DAASE partners and organisation of associated events
  • Publication and presenting of research papers.
  • Hundreds of hours of teaching experience including lecturing, tutoring and practical demonstrating for undergraduate and masters courses.


Stirling, Scotland— 2017 - Present

Module Coordinator Feb 2017 - Present

  • Write all materials for module, including exams, lectures, homework, feedback for students, etc.
  • Conduct all teaching activities
  • Provide pre, during and post teaching support.
  • Assist invigilation tasks and provide additional student support.

HP Enterprise Services

Erskine, Scotland— 2013 - 2015

  • Wintel Design Engineer June 2014 - April 2015
  • CSI Web & SQL Developer Nov 2013 - Nov 2014
  • Integration Engineer Nov 2013 - June 2014
  • 3rd Line Support SME        Aug 2013 - Nov 2013


IEEE SSCI Athens 2016:

Variable Neighbourhood Search: A Case Study for a Highly-Constrained Workforce Scheduling Problem, K. Reid, J. Li, J. Swan, A. McCormick, G. Osawu. [URL]


  • Research
  • Java
  • LaTeX
  • Tutoring
  • Lecturing
  • VMWare
  • Active Directory
  • Configuration Management
  • UNIX, Windows and OSX Systems


-Bachelor of Computing Science with Honours from University of Stirling

-ITIL v3 Certified

-Six Sigma Yellow Belt Trained


  • Achieved best presentation & poster award for PhD Day 2016 at University of Stirling.

  • Successfully designed and engineered a tool which is now used to create rosters for tens of thousands of employees across the UK for a large national technology company.

  • Documentation that I created in my time as a wintel design engineer for HP has been used by thousands of end-users.

  • Revived the internal PhD committee known as “PGTips” from attrition.

  • Successfully co-created “COSMoS” (Computing Science and Mathematics Skill Sharing) group at University of Stirling, which has been running monthly since 2016.

  • Received internal rewards through HP’s “Recognition” scheme for training new employees, assisting other teams with technical issues and achieving deadlines

Pre-Graduation & Part Time Experience

Stirling, Scotland— 2009-2015

During my time at University I worked at multiple establishments. These following workplaces have shaped me into the employee I am today:

  •  Nicky Tams Bar & Bothy Bar Staff 2015

●     University Computing Science Ambassador 2011-2013

●     Tayforth UOTC (University Officer Training Corp) 2011 – 2012

●     Contracted Printing Technician for NHS Health board through Network Recruitment 2011

Hobbies and Interests

It is important for me to mention what I do with my time as hobbies and interests give an insight into the character of a person – which is important to make sure a potential employee can fit into a workplace ecosystem.
  • Podcaster – I have recorded around 1000 hours of live internet radio with over 130,000 total downloads of the 285+ episodes, averaging around 300 downloads a week.
  • Photography –


Available upon request