Ivan Idris has an MSc in experimental physics. His graduation thesis had a strong emphasis on applied computer science. After graduating, he worked for several companies as a Java developer, data warehouse developer, and QA analyst. His main professional interests are business intelligence, big data, and cloud computing. Ivan enjoys writing clean, testable code and interesting technical articles. He is the author of NumPy Beginner's Guide, NumPy Cookbook, Python Data Analysis, and Learning NumPy, all by Packt Publishing. You can find more information about him and a few NumPy examples at http://ivanidris.net/wordpress/.