Not So Big Data Blog Ramblings of a data engineer (or two)


Alexander Chiu

My name is Alex. I received a masters in engineering from Stellenbosch University where my research focused on the use of computer vision in autonomous navigation applications. Currently I work as a development engineer for a telecommunications company where I investigate data integration techniques for communication and intelligence systems – a large component of which involves representing data in an informative and understandable way. Join me as I embark on a learning journey to apply machine learnig, statistical analysis and visualisation techniques to interesting (and not so interesting) real world problems.

Michael Struwig

Hey, I’m Michael. I’m currently working on my PhD in Engineering at Stellenbosch University. While not directly related to my research, I’ve always been curious and interested in data, particularly visualization and (thanks to an incredible internship opportunity) machine learning. It’s at the point now where I’m introduced as the “graph guy” to newcomers in my research lab. I do the majority of work my work in Python, and yes, I am jealous of the R guys because of ggplot2. Wannabe data scientist in training, I’ll be trying my best to mung, visualize and machine learn to something valuable.