My name is Julius Stopforth, I was born in Canada and have lived the majority of my life in South Africa.

I am currently pursuing an MSc Computer Science degree at the University of Cape Town with a focus on robust evaluation and reporting for stochastic continuous control problems in deep reinforcement learning. Previously, I have received both my BSc (Hons) and BSc Computer Science in 2017 and 2016 respectively.

My interests include artificial intelligence, scientific computing, and building personal tools. I thoroughly enjoy learning new things, and I am constantly fascinated by novel technologies and ideas. I strongly believe that science is improved through diversity and inter-disciplinary study.

My hobbies include surfing, rock climbing, juggling, and many more.

I have also been a Dungeon Master for a few years and enjoy writing/designing the campaign for my players.

To get in touch with me send me an email at jj at stopforth dot me



Current : MSc Computer Science @ University of Cape Town

Dissertation title "Towards a Robust Evaluation Method for Stochastic Deep Reinforcement Learning".

2017 : BSc (Hons) Computer Science @ University of Cape Town

Focus on artificial intelligence and computational geometry. Research project: "Towards a Cognitive Vision System for Astronomy".

2016 : BSc Computer Science @ University of Cape Town

Majoring in Computer Science and Computer Games Development.


  • GCP/GDocP Certified
  • PADI Open Water Diver


2022- present : AI Contractor @ Clinigma

Responsible for design and implementation of data pipeline and AI tools for working with internal qualitative research data.

2019-2022 : Lecturer @ University of the Western Cape

Taught the COS101 course in second semester for Java and Object-Oriented Programming.