Freya Sheer Hardwick

Researcher, programmer [email protected]

PhD student at Brunel University, studying natural language processing and digital literacy. Written some papers on open-governance and digital identity. Currently working as a web developer.

The Road So Far

Software Developer

Freelance

Working on blockchain web apps

June 2021 - Present

PhD Student

Brunel University

Working on developing tools that use NLP to improve digital literacy.

January 2021 - Present

Research Assistant

Nottingham Trent University

Built a proof-of-concept web platform for an ongoing research project.

April 2021 - July 2021

Business and Legal Operations

NRF

Spent six months working in Legal Products and another month building a self-service tool for pricing.

September 2020 - April 2021

Project Manager

PrineSec

Managed a team of developers as they built out the first iteration of PrineSec's alert creation and monitoring tool.

September 2019 - September 2020

Teaching Assistant

Royal Holloway

Helped first, second, and third years in their studies.

September 2018 - July 2020

Developer Relations Intern

R3

Building software to make working with Corda easier and leading workshops.

June 2019 - September 2019

Tech Lead

SoftPower

Developing the technology behind SoftPower, the winner of London Fintech 2018 HackQuantum and UN Decade of Women Quatum Leap. Blockchain and tokenised communities to end hunger, poverty and gender inequity.

July 2018 - September 2018

Software Developer

Code Groovers

Working on software as a team member of RHULs development company.

June 2017 - August 2019

Research Intern

Royal Holloway Smart Card Centre

Spending the summer of 2018 working on research projects with other undergrads under the banner of RHUL's Smart Card and Internet of Things Security Centre.

June 2018 - August 2018

Cyber Analyst Intern

Babcock MSS

Spent a year watching networks from malicious actors and doing weekly threat intelligence write ups.

June 2017 - June 2018

Undergraduate

Royal Holloway, University Of London

Studying for an MSci in Computer Science (Information Security)

September 2016 - July 2020

Sales Assistant

CeX

Very brief stint as a sales assistant. I learnt that you can never label CDs fast enough.

February 2016

Undergraduate

Warwick University

I came, I saw, I left again pretty shortly thereafter.

September 2015 - November 2015

Paper Delivery Person

Martin's

Veteran of the early morning wakeup.

September 2013 - September 2015

High School Student

St Peters RC High School and Sixth Form Centre

Had to get up pretty early for this too.

September 2008 - July 2015

Publications

E-Voting and Blockchain: An E-Voting Protocol with Decentralisation and Voter Privacy

IEEE Blockchain Conference

This paper details a protocol for an E-Voting mechanism based on the blockchain. The paper describes an implementation and evaluates the limitations of the blockchain in its current form for this kind of application.

May 2018

Fair and Transparent Blockchain based Tendering Framework

IEEE Trustcom Conference

An exploration of how the blockchain can be used to augment open governance. This paper describes and evaluates an implementation of a tendering framework built on the Ethereum platform.

May 2018