Matthew Badger

I am a senior quantitative analyst for Hudson Energy, with a background in research mathematics in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham.

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Hudson Energy U.K. is a small company which requires me to work on many diverse areas of power and gas supply, often concurrently. I am responsible for our demand forecasting, both short- and long-term, residential and I&C. I handle much which relates to settlements, including our imbalance reporting, volume tolerance, and FiT and RO submissions. With the launch of our residential business, Green Star Energy, I have taken on responsibility for our power and gas pricing.

In March 2014 I was seconded to our Trading desk for two months, and have subsequently been working with our Trading team to develop a position optimisation model.

Besides the work I do for Hudson U.K., I also work on projects for our North American parent company, Hudson Energy. This involves working with colleagues in the U.S. and Canada to understand and report their varied power and gas markets.

Almost everything I work on I have written from the ground up, primarily using Visual Studio (C#/.NET), SQL Management Studio (T-SQL) and Excel (VBA).

My research covers two areas in mathematics education; the first, the Moore Method, is a pedagogy aimed at teaching students to solve problems better. The main aspect of this work is writing statistical tests to deterine whether the method works. The second part of my work is in computer-aided assessment, where I work on the open-source software STACK. STACK is written in PHP and Maxima, a programming language for computer algebra, and with which I have written a framework for solving systems of equations.

In 2011 I took a leave of absence from my doctoral research to work on problem-solving in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University

Much of my research work revolves around programming or working with computers in come capacity. Besides my web design work, I am an advanced user of the typsetting software LaTeX, and have programmed in C, C++, C#, PHP, and Visual Basic.

I am an avid photographer, and constantly working to improve. I am also a keen traveller, having visited all six habited continents. Examples of my photography can be found in my blog.

I will be adding a dedicated photography page shortly.

The coast road to Christchurch, New Zealand

I have been designing and developing for the web for the last decade and am comfortable with a range of technologies and frameworks. These include:

  • PHP
  • Drupal and Wordpress
  • Twitter Bootstrap

I have created websites for the Univesity of Birmingham, a project funded by the National HE STEM Programme, and a range of private individuals.

This site is created using Middleman, a static site generator built on Ruby on Rails (some of which is used directly for this site). It is styled using Twitter Bootstrap 3 (built directly from the LESS source). Blog articles are written with Markdown for easy authoring and parsed using Kramdown to enable custom image classes. All handwritten in Sublime Text 2.