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Data Associate

Pearland, Texas, United States
April 12, 2018

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Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee Aug 2016 - Present

- Master of Science in Applied Statistics (Expected graduation: May 2018) GPA: 3.944/4 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Aug 2008 - Dec 2012

- Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Statistics

- Honors Project: The Markov Regime-Switching Model and its Applications Certifications: Coursera - Data Science Specialization (Completed 8 courses), Ongoing SAS Certificate: SAS Programming and Data Analysis (Expected: May 2018)


Programming Languages: SPSS, SAS, R, SQL, MATLAB, Python Technical Skills: Multivariate Regression, Data Mining, ANOVA, Generalized Linear Models, Predictive Modeling, Hypothesis Testing, Feature Selection, Advanced Data Management and Analysis with SAS, Microsoft Office Suite Tools: Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Weka, LaTeX

Machine Learning Algorithms: Naive Bayes, Neural Network, Decision Trees, Cluster Analysis, Boosting, SVM


J.D. Power and Associates (JDPA), Singapore Jul 2013 - Jul 2016 Position: Data Associate

- Conducted data quality checks, data cleaning, manipulated large volumes of data, and analyzed large data sets using SPSS and SAS to ensure data was in compliance with the J.D. Power Research Standards

- Mapped variables from over 500 syndicated studies to master variables created in data warehouse so studies could be reviewed across various years and industries for multiple research projects

- Extracted over 200 historical data sets from data warehouse, processed it utilizing SPSS and SAS, and provided historical data sets to respective industries’ team for further analysis in a time sensitive environment

- Collaborated with firm’s leadership and information technology teams on a regular basis to leverage technical advancements to improve data management and data governance capabilities

- Trained and supervised interns to map studies and perform data quality checks to maintain data integrity

- Improved efficiency of updating studies by 80% by constructing Excel VBA Macros

Ministry of Education (MOE)

Singapore Dec 2012 - Jan 2013

Position: Research Assistant

- Led consolidation and interpretation of data with usage of descriptive statistics and exploratory data analysis

- Performed literature review to investigate results derived from research conducted to evaluate counselors

- Formulated reports to drive insights, communicated findings to managers, and worked as a team to evaluate results


Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee

Project: Image Detection Sep 2017 - Oct 2017

- Implemented facial image detection using a two-step approach to identify a set of 200 images using MATLAB

- Executed dimensionality reduction using PCA and thereby simplified computational operations

- Compared classification of k-NN and SVM using percentage of successful recognition

Project: Analyzing Claim Amount Data in General Insurance with Extra Zeros

Mar 2017 - May 2017

- Constructed a method for insurance companies to predict factors resulting in higher claim amount, using R

- Performed classification using Logistic Regression, Random Forest, and Linear Discriminant Analysis, and assessed algorithms using ROC and AUC so as to effectively remove extra zeros from claim amount

- Compared Forward Selection, Backward Selection, Lasso, and Group Lasso regression models using test errors to determine the best model to predict higher claim amount

J.D. Power and Associates (JDPA), Singapore

Call Centre Certification Program

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015

- Headed extraction of 50 historical data sets across various industries from data warehouse for further analysis

- Processed and reviewed variables specific to analysis with SAS and SPSS for the annual cross industry analysis conducted to distinguish call centers

National University of Singapore

Honors Project: The Markov Regime-Switching Model and its Applications

Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

- Characterized transmission of stock returns from one country to another using the Markov Regime-Switching Model

- Compared model with other common linear models by assessing predictive ability and fit of models using AIC and BIC

- Delivered a report based on analysis and presented to two examiners who critically assessed the presentation and project

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