Master of Science; School, Information Technology and Engineering; Operations Research and Management Science @
George Mason University
As an experienced Data Scientist my role is to plan, design, develop, and deploy efficient information systems to support vital organizational functions. I apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate about, and resolve technological systems issues. I am especially strong in the area of quantitative systems analysis, to include the use of advanced
As an experienced Data Scientist my role is to plan, design, develop, and deploy efficient information systems to support vital organizational functions. I apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate about, and resolve technological systems issues. I am especially strong in the area of quantitative systems analysis, to include the use of advanced statistical methods and mathematical models.
Specialties: Statistical data analysis, performance engineering, simulation modeling, data access and management, data mining and predictive analytics.
Lead Associate Data Scientist @ As a Data Scientist in the Strategic Innovation Group, my job is to apply the advanced quantitative methods of data science (to include machine learning, pattern classification, statistics, optimization and simulation) to a variety of problems for a set of public and private sector clients. Currently I am on a project at the IRS Return Preparer Office helping to design and develop a Non-compliant Return Preparer Detection system. From September 2013 to Present (2 years 4 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaAnalytics Technology Engineer @ As a Financial Engineer in the Business Analytics Support group, my duties include execution of forecasting model production runs, quality assurance of results, and system performance engineering. I also help mentor the junior people and carry out some management tasks. Tools and technologies include SAS, UNIX (AIX) and Remedy. From November 2012 to June 2013 (8 months) Quality Assurance Analyst @ I work with the business users at the Universal Services Administration Company to identify new systems, products and processes. I also design, manage and execute all phases of quality assurance testing. From June 2012 to November 2012 (6 months) Senior Systems Analyst @ At the US-VISIT Program I carried out both analytic and simulation based performance studies of various production systems using PDQ and Hyperformix Modeler. Analyzed system performance data using SAS, JMP, and R. Participated in review of client deliverables and other work products. Created System Availability Management specification along ITIL lines. Participated in the analysis of biometrics technology (fingerprint matching), to include optimal threshold determination, accuracy forecasting, and reliability engineering. Wrote performance testing recommendation including use of principles of Experimental Design. Mentored junior team members.
Currently carrying out data mining activities for FDA and CDC us MS SQL Servers Analysis Services and other technologies. From November 2008 to June 2012 (3 years 8 months) Managing Consultant @ CRM. Advanced quantitative analysis, statistical analysis, systems performance evaluation, system testing. SAS, Oracle, UNIX, MVS, UniVerse, QMF, Lotus Notes, DB2, Windows, PeopleSoft, Mercury, Rational, MS Project; Led the Quality Analysis Team on a SAS project. Functioned as a system tester on a UniVerse/DB2 project. Lead Test Engineer on a PeopleSoft upgrade project at FDIC. Quality Assurance Manager on Kansas Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Modernization project. From July 2006 to November 2008 (2 years 5 months) Senior Systems Analyst @ first in Performance and Metrics Group and then in Operations Metrics and Process Services Group. Responsible for leading performance analysis and modeling efforts for various technical systems, to include spam filtering system, database servers, web servers, and email servers. Improved performance estimation methodology. Designed and built computer models of technological systems to gauge and predict performance, reliability, and availability. Provided in-house consulting services applying various technical disciplines. Developed numerical and statistical routines in Minitab. Designed and developed computational subroutines in Perl using PDL (Perl Data Language). Created algorithms for screening and reducing large datasets. Presented technical seminars. Reported results to higher level decision makers and technical managers. Designed and developed system performance reports using Business Objects 6.1. Other tools used include Minitab V.13, MS Excel, VBA, VB.NET, Perl, Sybase, .NET Framework, Red Brick, Windows XP, UNIX (Solaris), Red Hat LINUX. From April 2003 to July 2006 (3 years 4 months) Adjunct Professor @ Instructed graduate students in statistics
and operations management. Coverage included applied probability,
statistical data analysis, decision making, operational analysis, design of
spreadsheet models and templates, other software tools. UNIX, VM/CMS, SAS. From September 1993 to December 2002 (9 years 4 months) Senior Information Systems Engineer @ Responsible
for requirements analysis, design, construction and testing of information
systems developed at various client sites, to include Radio Free Asia (using
MS Access 97 and VBA), the Patent and Trademark Office
(Patent-In 3.0 project using Visual Cafe for Java) and Strategic Analysis,
Inc (scientific computing application development using Excel and VBA). Carried
out maintenance programming and systems re-engineering for Web Services Support
the use of quantitative methods for prediction, inference, decision and control.
Designed and developed tools for such, using VB 3.0, VBA and Java, to include
VBA/Access customer survey databases and Excel-hosted decision support tools.
End-user software training. Information system performance evaluation and tuning.
Network administration and design. Configuration management. Technical writing.
Testing and quality assurance. Technologies used: SAS, VB, MS Access, MS Excel, SQL Server, ORACLE. From May 1993 to August 1996 (3 years 4 months) Analyst @ Designed and implemented automation of quantitative models of military
capabilities. Developed spreadsheet forecasting models and maintained
databases. Wrote technical analyses and reports. DB2, REXX, SAS, VM/CMS. From July 1986 to May 1993 (6 years 11 months)
Doctor of Science, Engineering and Technology Management @ California Southern University From 1996 to 1998 Master of Science; School, Information Technology and Engineering; Operations Research and Management Science @ George Mason University From 1994 to 1996 Master of Arts, International Economics @ Tufts University From 1981 to 1983 B.A., History @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst From 1975 to 1979 Joseph B. Abramson is skilled in: Systems Analysis, Performance Engineering, Statistics, Testing, Quality Assurance, Business Analysis, SQL Server, Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Regression Testing, Microsoft SQL Server, Unix, SDLC, Software Development
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