Christopher Karvetski, R Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States
Christopher Karvetski

R Developer in Charlotte, NC, United States

Member since August 24, 2016
Dr. Karvetski has ten years of experience as a data and decision scientist. He has worked across academia and industry in a variety of team and client settings, and has been recognized as an excellent communicator. He loves working with teams to conceive and deploy novel data science solutions. He has expertise with R, SQL, MATLAB, SAS, and other platforms for data science.
Christopher is now available for hire



  • Optimization 10 years
  • Statistics 10 years
  • Applied Mathematics 10 years
  • Data Science 10 years
  • R 3 years
  • SQL 3 years
  • SAS 3 years
  • Oracle 3 years


Charlotte, NC, United States



Preferred Environment


The most amazing...

...algorithms I've built include watchlist screening algorithms for a major US financial institution in order to flag illicit customers and transactions.


  • Data Scientist

    2016 - 2016
    • Built behavioral models in R to detect gender biases in the workforce, including sentiment modeling and Bayesian network modeling.
    • Validated behavioral models on multiple datasets.
    • Developed SQL codes to extract data sets from a data warehouse.
    • Built data visualization in R of key dataset features.
    • Refined key insights into documentation for stakeholder presentations.
    Technologies: SQL, R
  • Quantitative Analyst

    2013 - 2016
    Bank of America
    • Built and optimized SAS models to detect and mitigate money laundering and other financial crimes, in charge of every step including risk identification, data sourcing, modeling and coding, user-acceptance testing, deployment, and post-implementation testing.
    • Developed and optimized rule-based watchlist screening algorithms within an Oracle tool to catch terrorists, cartel leaders, and other bad actors.
    • Built SQL reporting for senior leadership to track operational and compliance risk measures.
    • Used linear programming within R and SAS to optimize existing technology solutions.
    • Served as liaison between qualitative risk managers and quantitative data-driven processes and technology stakeholders.
    • Recognized as an excellent communicator, and received top recognition across teams.
    Technologies: Oracle, SQL, R, SAS
  • Post-doctoral Fellow

    2011 - 2013
    George Mason University
    • Developed and tested new prediction and crowd-sourcing methods to aggregate the judgment across diverse set of users to support geopolitical forecasting for the US intelligence community.
    • Used open source Bayesian network software to develop aggregate uncertainty assessments of multiple intelligence analysts.
    • Competed in two-year forecasting competition as a member of a team of scientists and engineers.
    • Performed data reporting and data reconciliation processes to support project principle investigators.
    • Presented at academic conferences and published peer-reviewed academic papers.
    Technologies: MATLAB, R
  • Graduate Research Assistant

    2008 - 2011
    University of Virginia
    • Developed models to support decision-making within the US Department of Defense for energy security at US-based installations.
    • Built statistical models to predict extreme weather events.
    • Developed risk assessments of infrastructure investment in developing countries.
    • Presented at academic conferences and published peer-reviewed academic papers.
    • Mentored undergraduate engineering students.
    • Awarded the highest recognition within the department.
    Technologies: MATLAB, R


  • Published Work

    A link to my published work, which highlights new statistical prediction models as well as other topics in data and decision sciences. Overall, I'm very proud of my ability to work and communicate across many diverse teams, alway ensuring a successful on-time solution or product.


  • Languages

    SAS, SQL, R
  • Libraries/APIs

  • Paradigms

    DevOps, Data Science, App Development
  • Platforms

    iOS, Oracle, MacOS
  • Other

    Software Development, Optimization, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Data Analysis, Data Engineering, Data Modeling, Data Modeling Expert, Machine Learning, APIs
  • Tools



  • PhD in Systems Engineering
    2008 - 2011
    University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
  • Master of Science Degree in Mathematical Sciences
    2006 - 2008
    Clemson University - Clemson, SC
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Economics
    2001 - 2005
    University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA

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