William comes from a physics background and, after completing his PhD in 2017, he turned his attention to applying his analytical skills to solving real world problems. When not pouring over his keyboard, he can be found either inside shredding his electric guitar or outside walking his fur babies.
Siphesihle has a diploma in Electrical Engineering, found herself in data science by chance. She loves working with people and solving problems.
Trevor is a Data Science, Machine learning and Artificial intelligence enthusiast.He has a Bsc degree majoring in Physics and Mathematics. He is a dynamic problem solver who recognizes that problems have to be approached at a 3rd dimensional point of view.Trevor is an omnivert and adventurist who enjoys exploring parts of the world.
Tshepiso is an experienced data scientist who holds an MSc in Computer Science. He derives pleasure in giving life to data and enjoys conversing in scientific and philosophical debates.
Sam has her PhD in Industrial Engineering. She has been instrumental in implementing some of our more radical statistical ideas in the real-world of Utilities networks. Sam is fearless, except when it comes to vegetables.
Jonathan has his PhD in Genetics. He decided to leave the world of Academia and pair his unique perspective and insight with Data Science in order to see what strange and interesting things unfold. He also unashamedly prefers tea to coffee.
Laura spends her time training future data scientists at Explore. She is particularly interested in using data science to improve living conditions in Africa in terms of access to healthcare and education. Her research interests are in NLP, with a focus on creating translation systems for the African languages, and her ongoing postgraduate studies focuses on practical applications of machine learning in healthcare. When she’s not at work, you can find Laura hiking, doing yoga, or writing NeurIPS papers.
Alec has his Masters in Bioinformatics. He specialised in analysing RNA sequence data with machine learning. Creative and analytical his entrepreneurial pursuits lead him to data science. On the weekend you'll find Alec jamming gypsy jazz.
Andries started his journey into Machine Learning as a Bioinformatician looking at Namib Desert Fairy Circles and the microorganisms that inhabit them.
Coming from a Mathematics background, Devin completed his Masters in Natural Language Processing. His love for math is fueled by a desire to understand the world around him. In his spare time he can be found in the gym or hiking through the mountains.
Armed with a business degree, Joanne ventured into the world of media, and then cosmetics, before finding a home in Data Science. She believes in the power of storytelling with data and is passionate about alternative education, and solving problems in under-serviced communities. Joanne is decidedly not a morning person unless primed with a cup of [good] coffee.
Damian is a civil engineer turned data scientist. He has a black belt in data science and martial arts, and always has Oreos on hand to diffuse stressful situations.
Marcia is our Student Success Manager who was part of the team that got the Johannesburg campus up and running. She's our SETA person, also responsible for campus management and ensuring we develop marketable students that launch amazing careers.
Simon is a Metallurgical Engineer by training and a Data Scientist by profession. He has been teaching programming and problem solving since 2011.
Xolisa is a Data Saiyantist who is currently pursuing a degree in Pure Mathematics and Applied Statistics. His passions include learning, networking, and just being a joker. If he is not working he is either starting a new diet, a new training program, or googling “how to get a six-pack in two weeks.” Point is he likes fitness.
Andrew is an associate actuary turned data scientist. He has experience in insurance distribution for a large insurance group and strategic analytics for a major hospital group. Since joining EXPLORE he has been involved with setting up our new data science campus in Johannesburg, piloting our new fin-tech incubator and providing data science consulting to our utilities and financial services partners. Andrew enjoys making friends and then leaving them for another city.
Moses is a real estate mogul turned data scientist with a background in quantitative management and business. He has a passion for sports and the data behind it. He is also obsessed with houses and enjoys photography & gaming.
Jonathan is an electrical engineer specialising in biomedical image processing and machine learning (MSc). Having been a founding member of the Data Science for Impact and Decision Enablement (DSIDE) program within the CSIR, he is passionate about teaching, innovating for good, and equipping others to reason within a data driven world. Jonathan loves the outdoors, is unashamedly nerdy, and relishes a compelling debate.
Kwanda is a research professional with a masters in Computer Science, specializing in reinforcement learning. He is passionate about automation and lives at the intersection between robotics and machine learning. Kwanda's spirit animal is a flying roomba.
Kieran is an electro-mechanical engineer with a number of years experience working with drones and producing video content, more recently completing an MSc in Data Science. After researching his master's thesis in video object tracking at Sony in Sweden, Kieran joined EXPLORE to lead the charge in creating World-Class video tutorials, and also serves as an educator for our 2/3-day corporate data science bootcamps.
From retail to FMCG to web development, to data science. Quite surprising what one can do with a Bachelor of Commerce and a whole lot of online tutorials.
Navarr is the Head of Special Projects of EXPLORE with a background in Mechatronics Engineering and Management Consulting. He is passionate about digital, datascience and improving access to education.
Nuri has a great love for people. She is a Strategic Intervention Life Coach with a diverse background in administration and recruitment. Here at EXPLORE all of that comes together nicely as she brings her warm nature to her mission of empowering people, to navigate the quickest most efficient path possible to live their most extraordinary life.
Paulinah is our multi-talented Campus Coordinator and Administrator. She has a passion for events management and is fascinated by it's unlimited potential. She has lots of enthusiasm and energy for sports, especially soccer, so it's fitting that she was once a sports coach. She was also a model and she's currently studying Data Science to see what interesting things it unfolds.
Data Scientist in digital marketing space at EXPLORE. Built the course material and project for the 2020 flagship data science course. Holding a bachelors in medical sciences and as an alumni of EXPLORE, research and data is at the core of this EXPLORER. Doesn't lack a humerus side. BSc (Anatomy & Physiology), Data Science (EXPLORE Data Science Academy)
Simon is a Chemical Engineer by training but made the change to the technology industry after becoming fascinated by how computers work and their unlimited potential. He loves to make models, using his skills to create quality products & predict a good surf.
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