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Data Analyst Science

Silver Spring, MD
February 11, 2024

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Ismael Mohammed Nasir (PhD)

Silver Spring, MD ***04 +1-240-***-**** LinkedIn

Data Analyst, Data Science, Business Analysis


Passionate and accomplished Data Scientist with a PhD and Master’s Degree in Economics and Financial Engineering, eager to contribute advanced skills in data science, analytics, and visualization. Seeking a challenging role to leverage expertise in SQL, Python, Tableau, and Power BI for impactful outcomes in data-driven decision-making. Summary:

Dedicated professional with a PhD and Master’s Degree in Economics and Financial Engineering, offering expertise in data analytics and science, business analysis, and research methodologies. Proven track record in modeling structured and unstructured data, working with large datasets, creating insightful visualizations, reporting, project management, planning and driving successful project outcomes. Skilled in SQL, Excel, Python, Tableau, and Power BI. Established competence derived from practical involvement in research and academia. Experience working with teams of multiple backgrounds.

Professional Experience:

● Data Analyst - Nanolink Data Tech LLC, US, SEA. (November 2022 – Current)

● Implemented robust data cleaning and validation processes.

● Conducted exploratory data analysis for meaningful insights.

● Conducted comprehensive data analysis, identifying trends for strategic decision-making.

● Developed & maintained business intelligence solutions, including dashboards & reports.

● Collaborated with cross-functional teams to interpret & communicate data-driven findings.

● Assistant Researcher/Research Data Analyst Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey (Sept. 2017 – July 2022)

● Gathered, cleaned, and analyzed diverse data sources for research initiatives.

● Applied statistical methods to extract meaningful patterns, contributing to comprehensive analyses.

● Developed clear visualizations and dashboards for effective data communication.

● Summarized research findings in detailed reports, facilitating decision-making.

● Utilized Excel, SPSS, and other statistical tools to enhance data analysis efficiency.

● Applied expertise in economic principles and applied econometrics.

● Business Analyst / MIS Implementation Project Lead - Jimma University, Ethiopia - Sep 2012 – Sep 2016.

● Led MIS implementation, ensuring seamless integration.

● Applied expert business analysis for enhanced project efficiency.

● Key role in requirement gathering, analysis, and Implementation team.

● Collaborated with cross-functional teams to align project goals.

● Identified process optimization opportunities through thorough analysis.

● Project Analyst and Consultant – Freelance – GLG Consulting – NY, US - Sep 2018 - Jul 2021.

● Provided freelance services in project analysis and consultancy as a Council Member.

● Contributed expertise to various projects within GLG Consulting as a freelancer.

● Data Collection and Analysis – Resilient Africa Network (RAN) - Borana, Ethiopia -Jul – Aug 2015.

● Utilized both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools for comprehensive insights.

● Collected, cleaned, and analyzed survey data focused on recurrent droughts affecting Borana pastoralist communities and Contributed to resilience research initiatives.

● Team Leader, Planning, Budget, Monitoring & Evaluation Jimma University, Jimma, ET June 2012- June 2014.

● Utilized advanced data collection and statistical tools for strategic planning.

● Applied expertise in data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and report writing.

● Led monitoring and evaluation with a focus on data-driven insights.

● Employed statistical tools for in-depth analysis, insight, and visualization.

● Planning and Program Expert – Jimma University, Jimma, ET, June 2010 – June 2012.

● Expertise in data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and report writing

● Utilized advanced data collection and statistical tools for strategic planning.

● Applied data analysis skills to inform planning strategies.

● Executed data-centric programs aligned with organizational objectives.

● Assistant Professor & Lecturer of Economics – Jimma University, ET, October 2016 – Current

● As academic staff committed to education through teaching, research, and consulting.

● Supervised graduate student projects and conducted thematic research.

● Served as a guest Assistant Professor, lecturer, research advisor and examiner in other Ethiopian similar universities in Ethiopia.


● Technical: Python SQL Tableau Power BI Excel Google Sheets Matplotlib Scikit-Learn TensorFlow

PyTorch STATA SPSS Git Microsoft 365 Linear and Logistic Regressions ERP MIS Research methodologies Curriculum development Classroom management Educational technology

● Soft: Business analysis Data science Project management Financial engineering Budgeting

Planning Teamwork Adaptability Problem-solving Critical thinking collaboration Continuous learning

multitasking prioritization Attention to detail Effective communication of research findings Education:

● PhD in Economics, Necmettin Erbakan University (NEU), Konya, Türkiye (August, 2022)

● Master's Degree in Financial Engineering (MScFE), WorldQuant University, New Orleans, LA (November 2022). View Credential.

● Courses completed: Financial Markets, Econometrics, Discrete-time and Continuous-time stochastic processes, Computational Finance, Machine Learning in Finance, Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing, Case Studies in Risk Management, Data Feeds and Technology.

● Capstone Project (MSCFE 690): "Analyzing the statistical characteristics of the Turkish stock market: the case of the BIST 100 Index".

● Master of Science (MSc) in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis), Jimma University, Jimma Ethiopia (June 2014).

● Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia (June 2010). Certifications:

● Google Data Analytics Certification Courses (Coursera)

● Career Essentials in Data Analysis (Microsoft, LinkedIn) View Credential.

● Career Essentials in Business Analysis (Microsoft, LinkedIn) View Credential

● Career Essentials in Project Management (Microsoft, LinkedIn) View Credential

● SQL Certification (Sololearn) View Credential

● Data Science Foundations (IBM) View Credential

● STATA and EVIEWS tools for policy analysis training by Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)

● ATLAS.ti Qualitative Data Analysis (Resilient Africa Network)

● Hierarchical Linear and Non-Linear Modeling Training (Jimma & Ohio State University) Awards and Recognitions:

● Turkish Government Scholarship for PhD Program (2017-2022)

● Appreciation Certificate for training and organizing - "Educational MIS" (Jimma University, Jan 2012)

● Certificate of Merit – Program Budget Committee Member for outstanding work in budgeting and performance analysis. (Jimma University, Mar 2010 – Sep 2013).

● Certificate of Appreciation – Recognized for contributing to Project Proposal and Consultation at Jimma University (Feb – Jul 2012).

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