After several years in employment, Deyan Dyankov decided to study for a master’s in Computer Science at the University of Reading alongside his job at Vodafone, with the headquarters conveniently based closely to campus.
Having completed his BSc Computer Science in Bulgaria, Deyan gained valuable experience in a range of financial and tech companies, including Paysafe Group and Vodafone Group Enterprise. His roles centred on core computing skills, including database development, data science, IT Architecture, and big data analytics.
Deyan chose to study his master’s at Reading, hoping to accelerate his understanding of key trends and methods in computer science. The University’s location, in the heart of the UK’s digital tech sector, also suited Deyan’s requirements.
"I had a strong background in manipulating and managing data, but I felt like I was lacking theoretical knowledge of various data mining and machine learning methods. I wanted to make the move from managing data to representing knowledge and learning from experience/observations."