from a computational science / artificial intelligence background, and was
wondering what the general profile was...
I have a university degree of Informatics in Economics.
That sounds exactly like the kind of studies required for this kind of automated trading
I am learning technical analysis the hard way :P
Indeed it is greatly related to Economics and that I find it pretty comfortable. On the programming and development side I am not an enthusiasm although.
computing background, maths is important so I'm good with numbers, good with Technical Analysis poor at Fundamental.
So all my EA are sort of done with the Maths way.