Matthew Appleby


Software Developer

Career Overview

Matthew has been working for Peters Research since September 2019 and is currently studying for a Digital and Technology Solutions degree apprenticeship with QA. His roles include researching and coding new features for Elevate, updating the websites and technical support for events the company has been involved in.

Programming and research projects that Matthew has worked on include:

  • The Round Trip Time Simulation
    • an implementation of the Monte Carlo Simulation into Elevate
  • Passenger Generation
    • a passenger model using Poisson approximation and batching
  • Dynamic Profiles
    • a general case kinematics profile model for complex lift systems 


Chesham Grammar

2017 – 2019

Alevel –

  • Maths
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry

ASlevel –

  • Physics

Professional Experience

Peters Research

2019 – present

  • Rewrote the Uppeak calculation in well-disciplined object-oriented programming
  • Transferred the manual to an optimised help documentation site
  • Built the new store for selling software, training, books ect.
  • Revamp the company’s home website
  • Provided technical advice for the Lift and Escalator Symposium management team before running the event online
  • Set up a filming/recording studio in the office for the LES, elevate training and other events 
  • Ran the technology behind the scenes at the LES 2020
  • Ran the technology behind the scenes at the CIBSE Guide D launch 2020
Technical Experience
  • C++ in Visual Studio 2019 using Google style-guide
  • Python 3 in IDLE since 2014
  • Basic PHP and Javascript knowledge
  • Mathcad 6 for complex calculus
  • Completed MATLAB Onramp training with MathWorks
  • Experienced Elevate user
  • Attended training on LiftPro
  • DaVinci Resolve video editor
  • ATEM mini pro vision mixer direct streaming
  • WordPress, Elementor, WooCommerce website development


Conference Papers

Appleby M, Peters RD The Round Trip Time Simulation: Monte Carlo Implementation and Consistency with Other Techniques Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technology (CIBSE Lifts Group, the University of Northampton and LEIA) (2020)