Most of what I’ve worked on in academia has either been related to procedural methods in computer graphics, or mathematical / statistical work. All of these things still interest me, and I’ve been able to apply what I’ve learnt in business. Procedural methods are useful for visualising data, drawing charts, and so on. And statistical methods are always relevant when dealing with data of any kind.
My Masters degree was in computer science and co-supervised by the archaeology department. It involved comparing techniques for correcting damaged areas of fossilised crania.
My PhD is unfinished. It involved unifying various grammar-based procedural modelling techniques — such as L-Systems and Shape Grammars — into a single modelling language.
I also have a short list of academic publications, including a paper or two with students I’ve supervised.