Philip Starritt

Data Mining the Enron Email Dataset

Posted By: Philip Starritt on: 01 August 2014 at 23:40
Tags: Java, MySQL, Gephi, Data, Enron, Email Logs

My final year Computer Science project was based on data mining the enron email dataset. The raw Enron email dataset contains 517,424 real email log files organised into 3501 directories nested inside 150 employee mailbox folders.

I found this project extremely fun and had a really good time working on it. A future project idea of mine is to redevelop the Java application so it can plug into any dataset of email logs and expose the data. (Producing similar graphs, statistics). I may make this application open source and put it on my github.

The visualisation below displays how a specific email spreads throughout an organisation.

Enron Email Distribution Visualisation
Philip Starritt

Ironfist XNA Fighting Game

Posted By: Philip Starritt on: 01 August 2014 at 23:20
Tags: C#, Artificial Intelligence, XNA, Youtube

Ironfist was my first 'real' games development project, it was a programmed in C# using the XNA 4.0 framework during 2011.

Many people ask about the character animations, this was simply achieved by processing a 2d vector over spritesheets controlled by a finite state machine. For anyone still interested, the book O'Reilly Learning XNA 4.0 by Aaron Reed covers the animation part in detail (excluding FSM).

I also decided to make the project video public again.

Ironfist Main Menu
Ironfist Defeat
Philip Starritt

New Website

Posted By: Philip Starritt on: 01 August 2014 at 12:02
Tags: PHP, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap

Over the last day or two I have been building this new website to host my blog and sample projects. I decided to use Twitter Bootstrap for the responsive and mobile CSS while keeping a simple design.

I will add a comment feature sometime soon and try to post frequent blog, github and youtube updates.