Head of Data Science
Stuart Reid studied Computer Science at the University of Pretoria where he was a member of the Computational Intelligence Research Group (CIRG) researching swarm intelligence algorithms. Upon completing his studies, he worked at KPMG in the Management Consulting practice and then in the Financial Risk Management practice as a quantitative analyst focussed on exotic derivatives pricing.
Stuart then joined Old Mutual where he developed pricing models for multi-billion rand investment products with embedded guarantees. Wanting to move down to Cape Town and experience the startup-life, Stuart then moved down to Cape Town where he spent three and a half years developing state-of-the-art machine learning models for investing.
Stuart has now joined Aerobotics at the Head of Data Science where his focus will be developing new and improved spatiotemporal machine learning models that will improve the quality and detail of information farmers have access to. He is passionate about open source projects, reproducible science, and algorithmic information theory.