About

Photo of Nick YoungWelcome to my, Nick Young, website. You will find on this website a few bits of information about me, tutorials and resources. feel free to comment and contact me for further information.

Okay, so a little about myself. I am a keen photographer, mainly into wildlife and landscape photography, but do play with other styles. In addition I am also a keen historian, interested mainly in pre-historic and British. On that note I was the chairman (2010 - 2012) of Thatcham Historical Society, for which I also run the web site (www.thatchamhistoricalsociety.org.uk). I also head a sub-committee/event, the Peter Allen Memorial Lectures which started in 2010. I also have also sat on the steering group of Thatcham Vision, for which I provide IT support but perhaps more importantly for me, heritage views.

As of May 2013 I also run, as the Scheme Coordinator, Heartstart Thatcham.

So I am involved in a few local voluntary groups, what about my education? Well, I obtained my PhD in 2003, with my research conducted in the Signal and Image Processing Group (SIPG) at the University of Bath. My main research involved developing noise reduction methods for digital images and video using Mathematical Morphology. The research also delves into 'Psycho-visually Lossless' preprocessing for digital images. Whilst at the University, I also became a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).

And finally, a little about my jobs. I am currently self employed as devzen.co.uk, developing web sites but also other services including IT consultancy. My previous job to this was as a teacher/lecturer at Newbury College. This involved teaching networking (networking, network operating systems, network design & administration, network project, wide area networks), web site design, object oriented programming (with C++), and systems software to BTEC National Diploma and Higher National Diploma students. Prior to this, I have worked for the University of Bath & Newbury Electronics.