Andrew B. Collier

Entrepreneur / Data Scientist

Exegetic Analytics


I’m a Data Scientist. I enjoy working at the interface between Academia and Industry. My main tools are R, Python and SQL, but I tinker with a wide range of other technologies. I’m an avid runner and have an interest in compiling and analysing running statistics.

I’m also founder of Exegetic, an end-to-end Data Science consultancy based in South Africa. Exegetic provides a full range of services including:

  • data cleaning and preparation
  • exploratory analysis and visualisation
  • modelling and
  • optimisation.

More details in my Curriculum Vitae.


  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Web Scraping
  • Data Wrangling


  • PhD (Space Physics), 2006

    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Licentiate (Space Physics), 2004

    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

  • MSc (Physics), 1998

    Potchefstroom University, South Africa

  • BSc Honours (Physics), 1993

    University of Natal, South Africa

  • BSc (Physics), 1992

    University of Natal, South Africa


A side project to gather running race results.

The site is implemented using Django. It was my first foray into Django and a great learning experience.

Go to @racently