Research Engineer, DeepMind

I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After completing my first degree in Computer Science at UCT, I went on to work for six years as a software engineer in the financial industry. After deciding that I was up for a new challenge, I pursued an opportunity to complete a masters in Computational Statistics and Machine Learning at University College London. Thereafter I joined DeepMind where I currently work as a Research Engineer. In this role, I focus primarily on the technical implementation of research projects. It provides me with the ideal balance between technical software engineering and machine-learning research. I am honoured to be part of the Deep Learning Indaba team and to contribute to the advancement of Machine Learning in Africa.