Currently, I work at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as a data scientist working across multiple domains. I have also worked as an econometrician in the pricing team, where I developed models that attempt to capture how customers respond to price changes and turn these insights into strategy through price optimization.
I've previously worked at Deloitte as an econometrician where I used large, complex datasets to estimate causal relationships for large clients in health care, technology, as well as European policy.
I enjoy churning big, messy data into strategic analysis using econometrics and machine learning. As a programmer, I enjoy working with many different languages such as R, Python, and Java, and recently even C#. As an economist, I am currently interested in innovation as well as monetary policy. All in all, I greatly enjoy learning new things, albeit more things than I can find the time for.
Outside of my professional career, I enjoy hiking, calisthenics, investing, and reading. I've hiked numerous trails in the UK and a good portion of the East Coast Trail off the coast of Newfoundland. Through calisthenic training, I've learned to perform some notoriously difficult exercies such as one-arm pull-up, handstand push-up, 90 degree push-up, and human flag.
My name, Raad, means thunder in Arabic. I grew up in California and Jordan, both great places I would recommend anybody visit. A few years ago I decided to come to London to pursue my post-graduate degree and have stuck around since then.