Alec Stashevsky

Applied Scientist // Researcher // R Developer

About Me

I am an applied scientist and researcher who builds large scale machine learning applications. Before that, I spent time as an economic consultant in the finance and energy industries. I am passionate about interdisciplinary research that engages multiple paradigms. I care about econometrics, machine learning, anthropology, and research that uses data holistically to push back against siloed analytics.

Currently, I spend my time teaching machines how to read and understand receipts through a combination of computer vision, natural language processing, and graph machine learning techniques. When I am not thinking about graphs and transformers you can find me snapping shots on my Yashica T4 Super D, hiking, and making pottery.

Interests
  • Geometric Deep Learning
  • Inequality and Development
  • Occult Economies
  • Place-making, Migration, Mobility
  • Spatial Politics
  • Anthropology
  • Decarbonization
  • Securitization
Education
  • B.A., Mathematics-Economics

    Reed College

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Fetch Rewards
Applied Scientist
Oct 2022 – Present Los Angeles
Research, develop, and productionize systems to extract information in real time from millions of consumer transactions each day. Build core solutions for document understanding and information extraction at the crux of computer vision and natural language processing. Engage a passion for deep learning on graphs and geometry.
 
 
 
 
 
Fetch Rewards
Research Data Scientist
Oct 2021 – Oct 2022 Los Angeles
Document AI and GraphML
 
 
 
 
 
NERA Economic Consulting
Associate Analyst
Jul 2021 – Sep 2021 New York City
Statistical modelling and economic analysis for high-stakes litigation involving structured finance, bankruptcy, cryptocurrencies, and mass torts. Develop financial models to estimate damages and predict the performance of complex financial instruments. Identify fraud and negligent risk management practices for Fortune 500 companies, SEC, DOJ, and FINRA.
 
 
 
 
 
NERA Economic Consulting
Research Analyst
Sep 2020 – Jul 2021 New York City
Securities and Finance Practice
 
 
 
 
 
The Cadmus Group
Research Analyst
Nov 2019 – Sep 2020 Portland, OR
Design and evaluation of demand-side management programs, including a $600k+ randomized control trial on smart thermostat direct load-control. Forecast electric vehicle diffusion, demand elasticity, and decarbonization strategy for diverse energy industry clients.
 
 
 
 
 
Kyrgies
Data Scientist
Oct 2019 – Jul 2020
Lead a project investigating optimal advertising strategies for an online retailer by supplementing web analytics and operations resources to perform novel Geo-spatial analysis, market research, and ultimately lead generation.
 
 
 
 
 
KWM Wealth Advisory
Data Scientist Intern
Jul 2019 – Oct 2020 Pasadena, CA
Develop dashboards to help financial advisers navigate bear markets and contextualize historical data using R and Shiny.
 
 
 
 
 
Reed College
Teaching Assistant
Reed College
Aug 2016 – Dec 2018 Portland, OR
Probability / Linear Algebra / Statistics / Economics
 
 
 
 
 
IRN Realty
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

Coursera
Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)
See certificate
Coursera
Machine Learning Engineering for Production (MLOps)
See certificate
Coursera
Machine Learning
See certificate
Coursera
Foundations for Big Data Analysis with SQL (with Honors)
See certificate
Coursera
Analyzing Big Data with SQL (with Honors)
See certificate
DataCamp
Introduction to Spark with sparklyr in R
See certificate
DataCamp
Support Vector Machines in R
See certificate
DataCamp
Introduction to Scala
See certificate

Tools I Use

Python
Python
Rlogo
R
snowflake
Snowflake (SQL)
pytorch
PyTorch
pyg
PyTorch Geometric
huggingface
Hugging Face
aws
Amazon Web Services
docker
Docker
git
Git
stata
Stata
sas
SAS
microsoftexcel
Microsoft Excel

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