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Benjamin Pfeffer

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About Me

I am a data science student at the University of Massachusetts Darmouth currently seeking an internship for the summer of 2021.

  • Name: Benjamin Pfeffer
  • Location: North Attleboro MA USA
  • Zip code: 02760
  • Email: benpfef123@gmail.com

University credits completed
Completed:

Machine Learning | Data Visualization | Exploratory Data Analysis | Database Systems | Linear Algebra | Probability | Algorithms & Data Structures | Mathematical Statistics | Software Specification and Design | Scientific Computing | Matrix Methods of Data Analysis | Numerical Optimization |
Machine Learning | Data Visualization | Exploratory Data Analysis | Database Systems | Linear Algebra | Probability | Algorithms & Data Structures | Mathematical Statistics | Software Specification and Design | Scientific Computing | Matrix Methods of Data Analysis | Numerical Optimization |

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Education

2022 - 2023

Masters of Science in Data Science

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Will be attending. This is part of UMass Dartmouth's 5-year accelerated BS/MS program.

2018 - 2022

Bachelors of Science in Data Science

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Currently attending. Have completed first two and a half years with a 4.0 GPA. Current Vice President of the Big Data Club. I am in the Honors Program while majoring in Data Science.

2014 - 2018

High School Diploma

North Attleboro High School

Receieved my general education and high school diploma from this high school. While pursuing my diploma, I was on the tennis team where I was a varsity player and a captain.

Experience

August 2020 - Present

COVID-19 Data Analyst

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Research Assistant assisting COVID-19 analysis team at the university by developing automatically updating private and public dashboards on various descriptive statistics using R, Python, and web scraping.

June 2020 - July 2020

Data Science Intern

Dell EMC - Escalation Management

Created live data visualizations and dashboards using Power BI while exploring the capabilities of the tool. Created web crawlers and developed the beginning of a bot system in the department.

June 2019 - August 2019

Budget and Reimbursement Intern

Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Worked with spreadsheets in Excel while applying data manipulation, data entry, and related skills to assure the accuracy of budget and finance models.

September 2018 - May 2019

Staff Writer

UMass Dartmouth - The Torch

Wrote for the University's newspaper, The Torch. Wrote 2 articles each week among other tasks assiting in the content creation of the paper.

Skills Timeline

Spring 2021

Will learn more about machine learning, numerical optimization, mathematical statistics, and matrix methods of data analysis.

Fall 2020

Learned more SQL and SQLite in a Database Systems class. Continued developing my R skills as I worked to create the COVID Dashboard for my University. Improved Java skills with a JDBC project. Learned more about algorithms and data structures in class.

Summer 2020

Learned Power BI to determine if it was a good fit for my team at Dell to use. Improved skills in Python by creating web crawlers to perform tasks for Dell. Learned SQL basics. Improved presentation abilities.

Spring 2020

Improved my Python skills. Learned web scraping with a project for Honors. Learned probability and linear algebra. Improved presentation abilities.

Fall 2019

Learned Python for Data Analysis and Visualization. Improved skills in R by conducting exploratory data analysis.

Summer 2019

Improved on my Excel capabilities. Learned how professional organizations function.

Spring 2019

Improved upon my Java skills. Finished learning Calculus. Improved presentation abilities.

Fall 2018

Learned R and Java. Improved my knowledge of calculus.

Prior to Fall 2018

Learned the basics of programming and mathematics, including calculus and statistics. Learned the basics of Microsoft Office products. Learned how to work in a team and how to work with a variety of different people. Learned how to present.

Awards

June 2020 - July 2020

Award for achievement/impact

Dell EMC

Award recieved for the work put into the bot system.

September 2019 - May 2020

Chancellor's List

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

4.0 GPA in my second year.

June 2019 - August 2019

2019 Top 100 Interns

WayUp, Chegg

Thousands of votes and a selection process selected me in the top 100 interns of 2019. The internship took place at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.

September 2018 - May 2019

Chancellor's List

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

4.0 GPA in my first year.

Projects

My Projects

Projects that I have worked on in the past or am currently working on.

Congressional Voting Database Interface

JDBC, SQL, and Java Swing

University COVID-19 Dashboard

R, Plotly, and HTML

Big Data Club Website

HTML and CSS

Hurricane Analysis

Python - Data manipulation and visualization
High Aspirations
2/2 Successful Internships
3 Current Projects
Not enough Impact made

Interests

Interests

Some of the topics I enjoy talking about

Blog

My Blog

Some posts about exploratory data analysis projects of mine from a blog I created in 2019 for a class.

A New Hope

Oct. 5, 2019 Ben Pfeffer 5

A strong correlation on key values in Dr. Fugate's data was found with logistic regression and is pursued to optimize the model.

The Slump

Sept. 27, 2019 Ben Pfeffer 6

Searching for more methods that may give us a better solution, including logistic regression, linear regression on engineered features, and 3-dimensional plots.

Exploring alternate options

Sept. 20, 2019 Ben Pfeffer 5

Exploring new ways to find a solution to Dr. Fugate's problem, including feature engineering and clustering.

I'm Available for hire - Summer 2021

I am looking for internships working with data from mid-May to August.

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Contact

Contact Me

I would love to hear from potential employers and/or collaborators.

Area

North Attleboro MA 02760

LinkedIn

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Email Address

benpfef123@gmail.com

Website

benpfeffer.me