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Objective

A researcher/Data Analyst position in the field of Islamic Finance/Business, where related experience and strong educational background can be utilized to contribute to the expansion and development of the organization and the industry.

Portfolio

Here are 6 samples of my work, two are about Islamic Finance, and the other four are about Data Science and statistical Learning 

ISLAMIC FINANCE

  • Time Value of Money, an Interdisciplinary Approach .  A paper published in  ISRA Islamic Finance Space , June 2016 , in which I address the issue of Time Value of Money from both financial and Islamic Law (Shariah) perspectives.
  • The Prohibition of Usury (Riba) in Islam, a Rational Discussion .  A short article summarizing some of the reasons behind the banning of usury (charging interest on loans) in Islam

DATA ANALYSIS, VISUALIZATION, AND STATISTICAL LEARNING

  • Marketing Analytics for Managers .. Part (1) Statistical Segmentation .  This is the first of a 4-part series in marketing analytics. In this part, I talk about customer segmentation and why it is important for marketing. Specifically I will talk about one kind of segmentation, the statistical segmentation: what is it? How is it done? What are the segmentation variables? How to choose the right number of segments? And how to do all this in R programming language?
  • The Analytical Policeman: Visualization for Law and Order .  A case study that shows the power of analytics and visualization and how it can be utilized to improve police work, and produce good communication tools to decision makers in government, and the wider public
  • The Digital Doctor: An Introduction to Logistic Regression .  In this article, I introduce the concept of Logistic Regression in the context of a case study from the healthcare industry, and show how we can use Statistical Learning to convert a qualitative problem, here: a doctor's judgement, to a quantitative one
  • Stock Market Analysis with Python .  In this project I look at some technology stocks, and use Pandas (data analysis library based on Python) to get stock information, visualize different aspects of it, and look at a few ways of analyzing the risk of a stock based on its previous history. And finally predict future stock prices through Monte Carlo simulations

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Work History

Sep 2016Present

Data Analyst and R Developer

Freelance
Jul 2010Jul 2014

Researcher In Islamic Finance and Shariah,

Al-yusr for Research and Publishing
  • Carried out Islamic Finance and Jurisprudence(Sharia) related research activities.
  • Researcher in the research project "Contemporary Shariah Issues Encyclopedia"
  • Managed the research process -collecting and collating data- in the following categories: Ebadat, Islamic Finance and Banking, Family matters, Muslim minorities, legal retribution, Judiciary and Politics
  • Edited, summarized, and proofread the Ph.D. thesis “Contemporary Shariah Issues for Muslim Minorities”, authored by Dr. Mohammad Yusry
  • Edited, summarized, and proofread the book “The Fatwa: its importance, characteristics, and consequences”, authored by Dr. Mohammad Yusry

Education

20132014

Graduate Diploma

Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt.

Post-graduate Diploma in Capital Market Analysis

20082012

BACHELOR'S

Faculty of Sharia Al-Azhar University, Egypt

Bachelor's of Arts (BA) in Shariah

20002005

BACHELOR'S

Faculty of Engineering Cairo University, Egypt

Bachelor's of Science (BSc), Electronics and Communications Engineering

 

Certifications

May 2016Jan 2017

Machine Learning

Washington University, U.S.A (on Coursera)

A 6-course Specialization consists of the following : Machine Learning Foundations , Regression, Classification, Clustering & Retrieval, Recommender Systems & Dimentionality Reduction, and a Capstone Project.  

Note: this specialization is in progress. Expected to be completed on March/2017

May 2016Present

Strategic Business Analytics

ESSEC Business School, France. (on Coursera)

A 4-course Specialization consists of the following: Foundations of strategic business analytics , Foundations of marketing analytics , Case studies in business analytics with ACCENTURE , and Capstone Project

Jun 2014Present

Passed CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Level 1 

CFA Institute

Includes the following Topics: Ethical and Professional Standards, Quantitative Methods, Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management, Equity Investments, Derivatives, Alternative Investments

Jun 2014Present

Career Certificate in Finance

The American University in Cairo, Egypt

27 CE units program consists of the following courses: 

Preparation of financial statements, Financial reporting, Cost accounting 1, Financial management and control, Banking operations, International Accounting Standards (IFRS), Intermediate corporate finance, Financial Analysis, Business Valuation.

Skills

Data Analysis and Visualization

Applying Statistical techniques to describe, summarize, model, and draw insights from data, using:

  • R programming language, plus the following packages: dplyr, ggplot2, ggvis, plotly, tidyr, lubridate, sqldf, data.table, caret, leaflet, shiny, and many more
  • Python programming langaue, plus the following modules: numpy, pandas, matplotlib, seaborn, scikit-learn, altair.
  • SQL
  • Excel
Reproducible Research

Documenting data analyses with their data and software code so that others may verify the findings and build upon them, using: R markdown and Jupyter notebooks

Qualitative Research

Conducting Qualitative Research in Islamic Finance Related Topics, especially Islamic Law of Contracts and Capital Markets. Having a very good ability to search, understand, and extract information from original jurisprudence literature written by early Muslim scholars. 

MS Office Applications
English Langauge

Strong Command of written and spoken English

Arabic Language

Native Arabic Speaker

Front End Web Development

Familiarity with html, CSS, and javascript.