Dr Samantha Finnigan

Research Software Engineer

Maker, IoT, Sensors, Platforms, Data




What I do

I work as a Research Software Engineer at Durham University, within the Advanced Research Computing unit. I did my PhD research at Open Lab, Newcastle University, exploring how to design inclusive smart buildings for real humans. I completed a postdoc with Adrian Clear on the TGRAINS project where I produced a web app for modelling crop distribution. My research interests are sustainability, pervasive sensing, social justice, and data-driven activism.

Projects and Experience

I love web development, Docker, and Python. I provide consultancy on topics including Internet of Things, application stacks, containerisation and web development. Feel free to contact me for a quotation for your project.




Selected Publications

Please see my Google Scholar page for further articles.

  • Samantha Mitchell Finnigan and Adrian K. Clear. 2020. “No powers, man!”: A Student Perspective on Designing University Smart Building Interactions. Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2020), 14 pages.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376174
  • Sam Mitchell Finnigan, Adrian K. Clear, Geremy Farr-Wharton, Karim Ladha, and Rob Comber. 2017. Augmenting Audits: Exploring the Role of Sensor Toolkits in Sustainable Buildings Management. Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 1, 2, Article 10 (June 2017), 19 pages.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3090075

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