Alec Stashevsky

Consulting // Researcher // R Developer


About Me

I am a consultant, researcher, and Reed College alumnus with a mathematics-economics background. I am passionate about interdisciplinary research that engages multiple paradigms. I care about econometrics, statistics, and research that uses data holistically, pushing back against siloed analytics.

Interests

  • Inequality and Development
  • Occult Economies
  • Place-making and Temporality
  • Migration and Mobility
  • Spatial Politics
  • Anthropology
  • Decarbonization
  • Financial Technology
  • Securitization

Education

  • B.A., Mathematics-Economics, 2019

    Reed College

  • High School Diploma, 2015

    San Marino High School

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Associate Analyst

NERA Economic Consulting

Sep 2020 – Present New York City
Act as data scientist performing statistical modelling and economic analysis of high-stakes litigation involving structured finance, bankruptcy, cryptocurrencies, and mass torts. Build algorithms and financial models to estimate damages and predict the performance of complex financial instruments. Use a variety of programming languages to identify fraud and negligent risk management practices for Fortune 500 companies, SEC, DOJ, and FINRA.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Analyst

The Cadmus Group

Nov 2019 – Sep 2020 Portland, OR
Utilize statistical modeling, data analysis, and machine learning to uncover consumer insights and make business recommendations for diverse energy industry clients. Act as primary analyst evaluating demand-side management programs, including a $600k+ randomized control trial to quantify the impacts of smart thermostat direct load-control events. Forecast electric vehicle diffusion and develop deliverable dashboards for stakeholders using R Shiny. Build models to forecast demand elasticity and potential energy reduction.
 
 
 
 
 

Data Scientist (Contract)

Kyrgies

Oct 2019 – Jul 2020
Led a project investigating optimal advertising strategies for an online retailer by supplementing Google Analytics and sales data to perform Geo-spatial analysis, market research, and ultimately lead generation.
 
 
 
 
 

Data Scientist Intern

KWM Wealth Advisory

Jul 2019 – Oct 2020 Pasadena, CA
Developed an interactive dashboard to help financial advisors navigate bear markets and contextualize historical data using Shiny, a web application package for R.
 
 
 
 
 

Compliance Officer

Plaid Pantry

Aug 2018 – Jan 2019 Portland, OR
Professional Narc
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Reed College

Aug 2016 – Dec 2018 Portland, OR
Probability / Linear Algebra / Statistics / Economics
 
 
 
 
 

Systems Administrator

IRN Realty

Jun 2013 – Jul 2015 Arcadia, CA
- LAN/WAN/NOC/NAS Administration
- Lead business-wide IT projects and a team of up to 6 people
- Manage 100+ workstations, servers, MFPs, and PBX phone systems

Certifications

Machine Learning

See certificate

Foundations for Big Data Analysis with SQL (with Honors)

See certificate

Analyzing Big Data with SQL (with Honors)

See certificate

Introduction to Spark with sparklyr in R

See certificate

Support Vector Machines in R

See certificate

Introduction to Scala

See certificate

Tools I Use

Rlogo

R

stata

Stata

sas

SAS

Python

Python

apachespark

Apache Spark

octave

GNU Octave

hadoop

Apache Hadoop

microsoft-sql-server

SQL Server

LaTeX

LaTeX

microsoftexcel

Microsoft Excel

git

Git

googleanalytics

Google Analytics

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