Curriculum Vitae

My name is Wilson Mongwe and I come from Nkowankowa Township in the Limpopo Province (South Africa).  This is my Machine Learning and Quantitative Finance blog.

At this point in time, you may be wondering why I have decided to call this blog "Top of The Bell Curve".  The reason for this is because the content that  I post on this website may be considered by many as being  average, that is  being "Top of the Bell Curve". Nonetheless, I still believe that the posts I share with you is knowledge worth sharing.

I have written my CV below to give you a better background as to who I am. For my contact information, go to my Contact Me page.

Year Activity
2016 Feb - present Front Office Quantitative Analyst at Standard Bank Global Markets
2014 July - 2016 Jan Junior Quantitative Analyst at Old Mutual Balance Sheet Management
2014 Jan - 2014 June Associate 2 at Ernst and Young ( Audit : Banking and Quants)
2013 June - 2013 July Masters Level Winter Internship at Old Mutual Balance Sheet Management
Year Activity
2018 Part Time Lecturer: Operations Management Techniques IV; Tshwane University of Technology
2013 Head Tutor: Statistics 2004; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Financial Economics BUS4028F; UCT Department of Actuarial Science
Tutor: Statistics 3045; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Life Contingencies BUS3024S; UCT Department of Actuarial Science
Tutor: Statistics 1006; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
2012 Head Tutor: Statistics 2004; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Statistics 3045; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Life Contingencies BUS3024S; UCT Department of Actuarial Science
Tutor: Statistics 1006; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
2011 Tutor: Statistics 2004; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
Tutor: Statistics 1006; UCT Department of Statistical Sciences
2010 Tutor: Mathematics 1 for SAADP.
Year Institution Result
2019 - present University of Johannesburg PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering; Field: Deep Learning in Financial Markets; Supervisor: Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala
2015 - 2019 University of South Africa BSc in Computing (degree with distinction)
2013 - 2015 University of Cape Town MPhil in Mathematical Finance (degree with distinction)
2009 - 2012 University of Cape Town BBusSci in Actuarial Science (with a distinction in Statistics)
2006 - 2008 Bankuna High School Matric: 7 Distinctions; 95% average and 100% in Mathematics
Year Publisher Type Title
2016 LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing Book Modelling returns in South Africa using Jump Diffusion Processes
Year Award
2011 South African Actuaries Development Program (SAADP) Chairman's Award: Awarded by Cyril Ramaphosa
UCT Commerce Deans Merit list
Class Medalist for STA3045F
Best Performing Learner: UCT Student Christian Fellowship (SCF)
2010 UCT Commerce Deans Merit list
Class Medalist for STA2004F
Best Performing Learner: Leo Marquard Hall Residence (UCT)
2009 UCT Vice- Chancellors Scholarship
UCT Commerce Entrance Scholarship
UCT Commerce Deans Merit List
2008 Overall Second best performing learner - Limpopo Province
Top learner in Physical Sciences - Limpopo Province
One of 16 learners who got 100% for Mathematics - Limpopo Province
Top learner in Mopani District - Limpopo Province
Top Leaner in Nkowankowa Circuit - Nkowankowa Circuit
Limpopo Best Matric Student from previously disadvantaged background - Grace Bible Church
Finalist for National Science and Technology award - South African National Department of Science and Technology