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Data State University

Schenectady, New York, 12303, United States
January 25, 2018

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• Ph.D., (A.B.D), Department of Mathematics and Statistics; State University of New York, Albany, NY

• M.S., Biostatistics, School of Public Health; State University of New York, Albany, NY 2006

• B.S., Mathematical Statistics; State University of New York, Magna Cum Laude, NY 2004


Over 15 years as a senior statistician with a very strong experience for turning large data into actionable insights that drive improved performance. Strong critical thinking skills and a very high aptitude for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data. Excellent analytical and logical problem-solving skills. Highly focused with a strong attention to detail.

Proven experience in statistical analysis and modeling including the following: Bayesian Hierarchical Models, Bayesian Dynamic Linear Model, Linear/Logistic/Poisson Regression, Multinomial/Multivariate Regression, Non-parametric Classification Regression Trees (CART), Bagging, Boosting, Random Forests, LASSO Regression, Time Series Analysis, and ARIMA models.

Programming experience such as Html 5/CSS 3, SQL, VBA including Excel Macros and extensive use of standard software which include; Word / Excel / Access / PowerPoint.

Programming and usage of statistical software such as R Studio / Python / SAS / S+ / Mathematica / WinBugs/Tableau.

Multilingual; Albanian / English / Greek / Italian.


Data Analytics Manager with Karl Heiner Statistical Consulting, Ltd, May 2014 – present

Manager of junior level analysts.

Evaluate, modify and apply advanced programming and statistical methodologies, techniques and processes to perform in depth data mining and predictive analytics.

Project management of various analytics projects such as, monitoring quality metrics having to do with hospital/HMO incentives for Medicaid reimbursements. (HIV, SEPSIS)

Audit statistical analysis for accuracy.

Production of website dashboards. (SEPSIS)

Elicitation of clients’ strategic goals to identify metrics in analysis aligned with their business strategies. (AMEX Bank)

CEO / Statistician - Enkeleda Çuko Statistical Consulting, Ltd, December 2011 – present

Statistical analysis and design of experiments of health outcomes for Health Care Quality and Outcomes data. (NYS DOH AIDS Institute)

Design statistical models such as Bayesian Dynamic Linear Models and different ARIMA models to address resource allocation. (AMEX Bank)

Develop models for categorical data including hypothesis testing, classification trees and Bayesian Hierarchical model prediction. (NYS DOH AIDS Institute, NYS OMIG, AMEX Bank)

Analysis for modeling of data produced by experimental design and administrative data systems. (Connecticut Hospital Association, NYS OMIG, US HHS, CMS, AMEX Bank)

Access large databases (e.g. SAS database) located in government and private sector data warehouse. (AMEX Bank, CMS, NYS OMIG)

Assist in conducting the assessment study at SUNY New Paltz.

Senior Statistician with Karl Heiner Statistical Consulting Ltd, March 2007 – present

Develop statistical models and sampling plans for monitoring quality of health care including HIV therapies and cancer treatments. (NYS DOH AIDS Institute).

Monitoring the risk associated with the longitudinal data using Bayesian Dynamic Linear Models, DLM. (AMEX Bank).

Implementing statistical approaches and methodologies.

Interpreting and communicating analytics results.

Organize data and apply different data analysis methods using SAS, R, S+, WinBugs, and Mathematica.

Prepare reports on data manipulation and data analysis including tabular and graphical representations.

Studies to ensure data reliability. (SUNY at New Paltz, NYS OMIG, NYS DOH AIDS Institute).

Statistical Analyst with Market Certitude, L.L.C. – Morristown, NJ, March 2006 – March 2007

Responsible for designing, programming, analyzing, and executing various statistical models for all market research projects. These statistical models included but not limited to multiple/multivariate regression models, Bayesian Hierarchical Clustering model, non-parametric regression trees. (AstraZeneca, Roche, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb)

Evaluated and recommended the most appropriate statistical methods for various market research projects. (AstraZeneca, Roche, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb)

Assisted in the development of research proposals including conducted background research and recommended sampling design and sample size.

Assisted in the implementation of all phases of market research projects including questionnaire development, fieldwork needs and specifications, data collection and data processing, analysis of results and report writing.

Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and good working knowledge of the key issues relevant to assigned projects.

Communicated with clients, identified the problems promptly, and presented recommendations on corrective actions for approval. (AstraZeneca, Roche, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb)


• Visiting Professor of Quantitative Business Analysis - Siena College, Loudonville, NY, September 2015 – June 2016.

• Adjunct Professor of Statistics - State University of New York-New Paltz, August 2013 – December 2015.

• Teaching and Research Assistant in Statistics - State University of New York – New Paltz, NY, January 2002 – May 2013.


Interpreting interactions among risk factors in HIV suppression, ASA Women in Statistics, NC, 2014.

Cold-Deck and Multiple Imputation vs. Bayesian Model for quality of care indicators, Graduate Project, SUNY Albany 2010.

Cardiovascular mortality and pollution particulates in Los Angeles, Graduate Project, SUNY Albany, 2009.

C-section birth and asthma in children, Master’s Project, SUNY Albany, 2006.

Research SAS Analyst / Internship - New York State Department of Health – Albany, NY, October 2005 – May 2006: Conducted and summarized literature reviews of existing best practices on specific public health issues and strategies ; assisted in the development of data collection and program evaluation tools; assisted in collecting and analyzing data using SAS, from contractors and other target audiences; conducted statistical analysis using ICHIS dataset and proposed recommendations for preventing asthma in children.


Regression Modeling Strategies, Joint Statistical Meetings, NY 2003

Bayesian Analysis Using Gibbs Sampling, Cambridge University, UK 2006

Non-parametric Bayesian Methods, Moncalieri University, Italy 2008

Bayesian Hierarchical Models, University at Pennsylvania, US 2011

ASA Symposium on Statistical Inference, Bethesda Maryland, US 2017


American Statistical Association ASA, Member (2002 – present)

International Society for Bayesian Analysis ISBA, Member (2007 – present)

International Biometric Society IBS, Member (2007 – present)

United States Tennis Association, USTA, Member (2008 – present)


Competitive tennis, golf, boxing, hiking and swimming.

Archeology and travelling.

Cooking, especially Mediterranean dishes.

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