Specialties: Advanced Excel / VBA / VB.Net programming (Tested in top 1%). Operations Research (M.S.), Systems / Industrial Engineering (B.S.), data mining, machine learning, decision analysis, optimization, data analysis, statistics, econometrics, market analysis, big data analytics, and advanced SAS programming. If interested in reviewing recently completed projects, please see my business website at the following address:
George Mason University
Masters of Science, Operations Research
George Mason University
Bachelor of Science, Systems/Industrial Engineerin
DC Analytics, LLC
2013 - Present
Co-founded a firm specializing in advanced analytics and software development. Emphasis on: data science, big data, and business optimization.
Senior Risk Analytics Professional
2012 - 2013
• Conceptualized and implemented tools and methods of risk evaluation and mitigation for Freddie Mac’s single family mortgage portfolio. Responsibilities included analysis of exposure derived from banking and financial services activities, counter-party policies, geographic real estate and economics trends, et.al. Employed complex statistical analyses to identify correlations and predictors of default, estimates for probability of losses, and probable loss amounts over varying horizons and management scenarios. Utilized SAS for analysis of enormous data sets, frequently including millions of loans characterized by hundreds of variables. Integrated SAS output with Excel using VBA to generate ad-hoc reports to management, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Involved in assessing and quantifying expected (future) and estimated (prior book year) losses related to various servicer exposure and investment activities. These figures were used in settlement agreements negotiated between Freddie Mac and existing national sellers/servicers (i.e. Bank of America) and former sellers (Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceedings).
Booz Allen Hamilton
Advanced Analytics Consultant
2009 - 2012
• Booz Allen Center for Macro-economic Modeling:
Assisted firm in development of the “Center for Macro-economic Modeling,” for analysis of policy and regulatory impacts on GDP, imports, exports, taxes, et. al. Received training on REMI, a dynamic computable general equilibrium model, and IMPLAN, an input-output model. Additional in-depth research included new economic geography theory, econometric modeling, and how REMI links to Input / Output modeling.
• National Commission on BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill:
Served as a key team member in conducting a macroeconomic analysis for the Commission to answer questions regarding potential impacts of the oil spill. Primary, secondary, and tertiary impacts were modeled, resulting primarily from impacts to the oil and gas extraction and refining industries. Modeling of impacts to selected industry sectors was performed using the REMI model. Contributed to the final report on the Commission’s findings, which was presented to the President on January 12, 2011.
• Winter 2011 Ideas Fest:
Competed and won funding in an annual, competitive, intellectual capital competition. The concept entitled “The Design of a ‘Central Market Exchange’ Service Offering to Contain Program Cost” was among a select few nominated by senior leadership for investment funding. The 2011 candidate pool consisted of over 500 entries from 2500+ employees from around the globe. Responsibilities included the development of a detailed business plan, creation of an internal website for information dissemination, presentations to over 40 partners and principals throughout concept development, and attendance as one of ten finalist at the Ideas Summit held in Washington, DC.
• Office of the National Coordinator:
Developed a model in Microsoft Excel used by ONC as a centerpiece to their spend plan as it related to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Manipulation of inputs helped ONC identify optimal budgets for HIT workforce training to achieve full implementation by 2014. HIT was awarded six million dollars to implement the workforce training program.
• Department of the Interior (DOI), National Parks Service (NPS)
Provided cost and data analytics support for multiple projects within the National Parks Service. Led the development of models in MS Excel for purposes of statistical analysis, asset funding prioritization/optimization, and cost estimation. These models often required inclusion and customization of Visual Basic script, the development of dashboards for client facing meetings, and architecture allowing for efficient calculations and ongoing data updates/additions for models often including 1M+ cells. For data sets exceeding Excel feasibility, utilized MS Access through data manipulation and modeling. Prepared documents and delivered presentations that summarized results and methods used to conduct analyses.
National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Fellow
2007 - 2008
• Researched methods of Operations Research and their applications to modeling financial vehicles, portfolio optimization, and risk mitigation.
• Engaged in research with the C4I institute at George Mason and explored the application of neural networks and machine learning to the analysis of securities markets. Focused on Ross Quinlan’s C5.0 algorithm and began the development of a system incorporating this algorithm using Quinlan’s See5 software. The purpose was to determine the entropy, or relevance of fundamentals to the price of a security, to determine the resulting decision tree rules produced by the C5.0 algorithm, and find statistical anomalies that violated these rules.
• Guest-lectured in classrooms across Northern Virginia on topics involving mathematics, science, technology, and engineering.