Pervasive Intelligence was created in 2013 to provide services in the development, evaluation and commercialisation of emerging digital technologies. Our team has over 25 years' experience in professional software development, consultancy, project management, research and commercialisation. All this combined with extensive knowledge of complex algorithms, systematic evaluation, and a critical understanding of how to turn digital innovation into commercial services.
Matthew spent 10 years in industry working as a software engineer, project manager and consultant for companies such as IBM before studying for a PhD part-time at the University of Surrey, which resulted in a change of career.
As a senior lecturer at the University of Surrey, Matthew was responsible for a range of activities, including looking after the training of over 600 PhD students, running the Computer Science degree programmes and conducting research into the computational properties of the brain. After being frustrated with how difficult it was to take leading-edge research into the real world, he decided it was time to make a difference.
Matthew is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), Professional Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He has published over 30 articles on a range of subjects in international journals, conferences and workshops, details of which you can find on Google Scholar, and run commercialisation projects both from within and outside university.
Matthew has been instrumental to the technical success of our project to evaluate whether location-based technologies can be used to automatically detect what carriages and facilities go to make up a train service. I'll seek to partner with Pervasive Intelligence again on future projects for technical expertise and utmost professionalism.
Matthew stepped in at a moment of great urgency and managed to find those extra few hours to help us . He understood our vision and helped us to write with greater clarity and focus for our Innovate application. Great guy.
Working with Matthew has been an extremely positive experience. Pervasive Intelligence has demonstrated the qualities of the ideal project partner: proactive, reliable, trustworthy, communicative, supportive and highly enjoyable to work with. The problem solving and technical work delivered has always been on time and above expectations.
Matthew is a great facilitator when it comes to driving forward complex multi-party projects. He is interested in all technical and people aspects of projects and contributes a tremendous enthusiasm and positive attitude. He is very generous with his advice and support and will use his extensive technical experience to help other team members to advance their own work.
Matthew did an excellent job as project manager on our development of the secure electronic voting system (vVote) for the Victorian State Election that ran in November 2014. He provided all of our project planning technical documentation coordination and also contributed to the testing. He is highly experienced and professional and his contribution was absolutely critical in our delivery of the system on time and within budget. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Pervasive intelligence is a technological facilitator. In other words PI bridges the gap between research development and business which is perfect for me. That meant that I could focus on the mathematical modelling (which I enjoy as an academic). PI not only provided me technological support in terms of computer simulations but also helped me to better understand the problem at hand through brain storming sessions. The problem was on optimising water networks. Moreover PI provided the resource to complete all the paperwork required for this project which I tend to avoid. Matthew was always happy to answer my queries over the phone even if that meant that he was about to go to another meeting. PI has been an invaluable component of our successful project. In short if you need help simply ask PI.