"I love the pace of change in Data Science. There’s always something new and I enjoy the challenge of keeping up with the evolving technology."
A Data Scientist with years of experience in academic and commercial environments, Andrew currently runs his own Data Science consultancy based in Durban, South Africa. When he's not working on Game Design, and Data Analysis (predominantly in R and Python), he's running marathons or hanging out with his family, perfecting his rendition of 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' for his little one.
Andrew B. Collier, iXperience 2018 Data Science Head Teacher
I’m currently working a large spatial optimisation project for a leading security company in South Africa.
I love the pace of change in Data Science. There’s always something new and I enjoy the challenge of keeping up with the evolving technology.
Other things I enjoy doing:
⇢ transforming raw and messy piles of data into a tidy and workable data set;
⇢ separating signal from noise in large volumes of data;
⇢ teasing subtle scraps of information out of smaller datasets;
⇢ making sense of analytical results within a business context;
⇢ communicating illuminating results in a clear and intuitive way...
⇢ ... with attractive visualisations and insightful discussion; and
⇢ doing all of this in plain English, accessible to both Physicists and Grandmothers.
Spending four weeks talking about something I’m passionate about, sharing my knowledge with interested students and guiding them in creating something new and applicable.
Students will be able to competently perform a range of analyses, transforming data from a raw state into something useful. We'll cover everything from elementary statistics to advanced Machine Learning.
Use UNIX. Learn to love the command line.
I've worked on all seven continents! I know all the lyrics to 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' (I have a two year old daughter). I also run my own blog, which you can visit here.