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"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:
I started off my career as an academic. Also 75% of my family are teachers, so it’s in my blood. With regards to keeping things fresh, the Data Science field is changing rapidly, so I try to incorporate topical issues (like Machine Learning and big data) in my teaching.
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.