Jarar Zaidi

Jarar Zaidi

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Last updated September 3, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Data Enthusiast, eager to apply my Analytical Skills to various sectors

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Currently, studying Statistics & Computer Science at Boston University. I have experience in Data Analytics through my work at InCube Labs, Encore, & National Science Foundation (NSF): Texas Advanced Computing Center(TACC). I am also a Technical Writer for Medium’s influential Towards Data Science publication. I love how Data Science & Machine Learning is an interdisciplinary field of art. I have a strong foundation in computation and analytics from my projects and course work. Python, R, Tableau, Excel, SQL are just a few of my favorite programs/software that have become second nature to me over the years. A highlight of my Data Science portfolio is predicting heart disease in hospital patients using classification machine learning algorithms.

Interesting Factoid

Growing up, I used to love Nuts, but ever since I turned 15, I developed an allergic reaction to them.


Languages

English
French
Spanish
Urdu

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) & National Science Foundation (NSF)

Advanced Computing Researcher

• Sponsored research internship program by XSEDE/NSF & Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) ; part of the Advanced Computing for Social Change Program at the PEARC 2020 Conference • Used supercomputing resources to work on big societal problems • Researched COVID-19 data with experts to conduct data analysis

Encore

Digital Marketing Intern

• Analyzed Ecommerce traffic using Google Ads/Analytics, search, & effectiveness of paid Keywords; Learned about marketing analytics for direct marketing of global brands • Conducted analysis on Customer database aggregation, & segmentation, with goals of effective use in direct marketing campaigns & maximizing the life-time value of customers • Implemented suggestions to the company's website, email & Paid Search Campaigns with respect to SEO (Search Engine Optimization) & Paid Search conversion
+1 more experience

Professional Interests

Analytics
Data
Data Science
Exploratory Data Analysis
Marketing
Product Analysis

Favorites  

Hobbies

Fitness
Music

Food & Drinks

Burgers

Games

Call of Duty

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Rap
Hip-Hop
Alternative

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Wentworth
Avatar the Last Airbender

Brands

Tesla
Spotify
Sony
PlayStation
Apple

Education  

School

Statistics + Computer Science


Clubs and Communities

President / Founder of Positive Psychology Club

Aimed to provide a safe space for wellness & mental health (plethora of suicide clusters at my high school in Palo Alto)

Academic Interests

Marketing
Analytics

Extracurricular Activities

Global Brigades