Martin Dunstan

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Martin Dunstan

Dr. Martin Dunstan is a post-doctoral research assistant working on the
visualisation of simulated planet surfaces and spacecraft using OpenGL,
simulation of LIDAR images for GNC landing and orbital rendezvous
manoeuvres, and the development of a hardware chip for feature
extraction and tracking to support vision-guided planetary landers.
He is also working on FPGA designs for SpaceWire development and validation such as the SpaceWire Conformance Tester.

Education: 
  • BSc 2.1 Honours “Physics with Astronomy and Astrophysics”, 1994 St Andrews
  • Dip Computer Science, Parallel Computing theme, 1995 Edinburgh
  • PhD “Larch/Aldor: A Larch BISL for AXIOM and Aldor”, 1999 St Andrews
Experience: 

2001-Present: University of Dundee, School of Computing

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the Space Systems Research Group.

2000-2001: Software Engineer – Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd (NAG)

Part of a team developing and maintaining NAGWare Fortran 77, Fortran 90 and Fortran 95 tools on a variety of platforms (Linux-x86/Alpha, Windows, SunOS, AIX, IRIX). Development and maintenance of the Aldor language and compiler.

2000-2001: University of St Andrews, Division of Computer Science

Honorary Visiting Lecturer working on a project to interface the Maple computer algebra system and the PVS theorem prover via TCP/IP.

1998-2000: University of St Andrews, Division of Computer Science

Research Fellow on a project funded by the Numerical Algorithms Group Ltd to maintain and develop the Aldor language and compiler. Gained experience working with large-scale multi-platform software systems and compiler development techniques.