Rashid leads the data science team at Compass Lexecon. He started his academic and professional career in economics, and has progressively been drawn in further and further into the world of data science. He has previously worked as a data scientist in industry, and currently works in competition policy and economics, focusing on applying novel techniques to the challenges faced in the industry. He has advised clients from various industries including tech, agriculture, automotive, and healthcare. Recent focus has included NLP, geographic analysis, and optimisation in structural economic models. In his free time he enjoys stepping away from his computer to do some pencil and paper maths (often needing to go back to his computer to get the answer).