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CHRISTOPHER DEFREITAS

Providence, RI ChristopherCDefreitas@Gmail.com 401-391-2243

EDUCATION
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
B.S. Applied Mathematics and Statistics Sept 2015 – Dec 2018
GPA: 3.87, Summa Cum Laude
Minor: Information Systems and Analytics
Coursework: Data Mining, Programming for Analytics, Database Management, Software Applications,
Linear Algebra, Actuarial Statistics III, Machine Learning Capstone
Actuarial Exams: Probability (9), Financial Mathematics (9)

WORK EXPERIENCE
ACI Worldwide, Providence, RI
Associate Data Analyst (Data Science – Fraud Detection) Nov 2018 – Present
 Develop an automated data reception process from multiple sources to save hours per day
 Built data validation pipeline to find data integrity issues months in advance
 Prepare data sets for model development – labeling, sampling, visualizing, analyzing
 Transform and manipulate large volumes of raw data to improve model development
 Interface with internal and external clients to coordinate the reception and definitions of data
 Establish direct connections to internal data sources to bypass batch file transfers
 Model data in graph database to understand the structure and trends

Amica Life Insurance, Lincoln, RI


Sr. Actuarial Intern May 2017 – Nov 2018
 Created independent reserve calculators for reserve auditing
 Conducted a longevity study for immediate annuities
 Designed simulations to test mortality experience factors
 Redesigned queries to improve the accuracy of inforce extracts and reserving formulas
 Created queries to automate financial reporting for month-end and year-end statements

EXPERIENCE
Data Science Projects Sept 2017 – Dec 2018
 Modeled hospitalization costs with machine learning. Includes data cleaning, visualization,
modeling, and presentation.
 Predicted life insurance risk categories by using underwriting information
Freelance Projects Dec 2017 – Apr 2018
 Developed trading bots to profit from arbitrage on multiple cryptocurrency exchanges
 Designed portfolio tracking systems with dashboards, KPIs, and alerts (Excel/Google Sheets)
Extracurricular Activities
 Actuarial Association Member
 Mathematics Honors Society (KME), Statistics Honors Society (ΜΣΡ)

TECHNICAL & PROGRAMMING SKILLS


Data Analysis: Python (NumPy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, OOP), SQL, MS Excel
Technologies: Jupyter Notebook, RDBMS, DOS/Linux