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J Matthew Wilcoxson

Hi. I'm Matthew, I'm a software engineer, physicist graduate, dreamer and optimist; sometimes I'm a writer but usually I'm a geek.


Currently I'm employed by the University of Oxford as a Research Software Engineer in the OeRC (Oxford's e-Research centre), I work on semantic linked data in 16th, 17th and 18th century communications (i.e. Letters!) called EMLO!), I also help do research in to Music on the FAST project. Previously from 2010 I worked in the Bodleian Digital Library were we linked datasets, preserved digital documents for a millennia and publish searchable websites on a wide variety of subjects.

In the year 2000 I had my first job working at the company Softease. I eventually became the Senior Software Engineer and created publishing software for education. One of the applications was Textease2000 a simple but advanced multiplatform desktop publisher almost certainly recognisable to children in the last 15 years.

In 2005 I moved to Oxfordshire to work at RM. I produced online and offline software for Schools ranging from 3D world UI to intercompany presentation file formats.


In 2013 I recieved a bachelors degree in Astrophysics from the Open University.

I obtained my first degree in 1999 in Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence at the University of Essex.


I am currently an executive member of the Mars Society UK and in July 2016 we created the first UK University Rover Challenge.


Ninja programming, Physicist, Space Entrepreneur, Astronaut, Novelist, Grandpa.