Sam Mitchell Finnigan

Postgraduate Researcher

Open Lab, Newcastle University




What I do

I am a Postgraduate Researcher at Open Lab, Newcastle University. My research interests are sustainability, pervasive sensing, citizen science, and data-driven activism. I started my PhD studies in September 2014, after working for a year as an R.A. on the SiDE project.

In 2013 I graduated a BSc Computing Science (1st class Hons) degree at Newcastle University, with a one-year industrial placement at IBM UK Hursley Labs, where I first became interested in how sensor technologies might be used to address sustainability goals.

I love web development, Python, and C. I developed software, firmware and documentation for the open source BuildAX environmental monitoring platform.