Contact: jasmine.dumas[at]

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Location: Connecticut, USA (available for remote work)

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I’m seeking to utilize my computational programming & data analysis skills in a position that focuses in developing innovative open source software tools. I value hard work, creativity and openness. I’m an active member of the R Programming community and have contributed by formerly co-hosting a podcast on the language, RTalk and as an organization member & curator of the online newsletter, RWeekly.

Featured Projects: I have experience using my data science toolkit in several projects which include:

R Packages & Software

  • ttbbeer: Data package of beer statistics from U.S. Department of the Treasury (TTB)
  • shinyLP: Bootstrap Components to make landing home pages for Shiny
  • shinyGEO: A Shiny app to analyze gene expression data

More R packages and Shiny apps available at:


  • DePaul University, (2015 - on-leave until Fall 2017)
    • Master of Science Candidate in Predictive Analytics
    • Coursework: Intro to Programming, Data Analytics & Regression, Database Processing for Large-scale Analytics, Advanced Data Analysis, Knowledge Discovery Technologies, Programming Machine Learning Applications.
  • Graduate Coursework: Johns Hopkins University, Engineering For Professionals: Data Structures, Computer Organization (Summer 2016)

  • University of California, Irvine Extension, (2013 - 2013)
    • Professional Certificate in Medical Product Development
    • Coursework: Medical Product Life-Cycle Management, Regulatory Requirements for Medical Devices, Medical Product Quality Systems, Medical Device Design and Evaluation, Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
  • University of Hartford, (2008 - 2012)
    • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
    • Coursework: Engineering Computer Applications, Calculus (1-2, Multivariable), Differential Equations, Research, Engineering Design, Statics, Dynamics, Mechacnics of Materials, Biomaterials

Data Science Experience

Current Employment:

  • Simple Finance
    • Data Scientist, (October 2016 - Present)
    • Changing how people think about their finances with data science
  • The Hartford Financial Services (NYSE: HIG)
    • Associate Data Scientist, (April 2016 - Oct. 2016)
    • Research & Implementation of machine learning techniques in variable reduction, selection to create predictive models for auto insurance class plans that improve loss ratio estimates, drive strategic pricing changes and insights on competitive position.
    • Enhancing the data science architecture by developing and maintaining an internal R package and writing technical documentation and tutorials.
    • R/Shiny application development for model monitoring and diagnostic business intelligence tools
    • Data Science Intern, (Nov. 2015 - March 2016)
    • Developing a model monitoring web application with R/Shiny for auto insurance predictive model monitoring
    • Diagnostic residual analysis modeling to evaluate loss ratio in adverse risk segments for class plan changes
  • University of Connecticut Institute for Systems Genomics (UCONN), (Sept. 2015 - January 2016)
    • Bioinformatics Intern
    • Computational and command line programming to develop a gene database towards the annotation of the douglas-fir & walnut genome
  • Google Summer of Code, (May 2015 - Aug. 2015)
    • Student Developer for the R Project for Statistical Computing
    • Developed an web application with R & Shiny to automate differential expression and survival analysis of microarray gene expression datasets from the NIH Gene Expression Omnibus

Engineering Experience

  • Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), (May 2014 - Sept. 2015)
    • R&D Engineering Technician III
    • Statistical analysis & visualization of mechanical product testing data of surgical instruments to provide insight into product performance and evaluation for FDA submissions
    • Major Accomplishment: Technical Forum Analytics member uncovering insights in meeting attendance with R scripts
  • QDx, Inc. / Abbott Point-of-Care (NYSE: ABT), (June 2013 - Jan. 2014)
    • R&D Engineering Intern
    • Data Collection, Statistical analysis, and Data Mining of animal & human specimens CBC (complete blood count) results of an image based, reagent-free hematology analyzer in preparation for clinical trials at a start-up
    • Major Accomplishment: Designed an experiment leading to a novel feature enhancement for anticoagulants
  • AdChem Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., (May 2012 - May 2013)
    • Manufacturing Engineer
    • Developed over 250 manufacturing process methods for complex commercial and military jet engine sheet metal brackets for Pratt & Whitney, using CNC Metrology Software, 3D printing & Solidworks CAD
    • Major Accomplishment: Developed a new manufacturing method & CAD Model for part identification

Technical Skills

  • R Programming: ggplot2, Shiny, dplyr, reshape2, plotly, Bioconductor, RMarkdown, R package development
  • Statistical Software Packages: Minitab, SPSS, SAS
  • Machine Learning: Regression Analysis, GLM, GBM, Clustering, Random Forest, Decision Trees, Ensemble Modeling
  • Python: SQLite3, NumPy, pandas, scikit-learn
  • Database Processing: basic SQL queries, Database Management (SQLDeveloper, Oracle, Redshift)
  • Web Development: HTML, Bootstrap Web Framework
  • General Computing: GitHub, Git, version control, Markdown, Unix/Command line scripting

Research Interests

financial technology, Bioinformatics software, Reproducible research and analysis, Open Government Data, Computational programming, Beer analytics, Webscraping

Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

  • Dumas J, Gargano MA, Dancik GM. shinyGEO: a web-based application for analyzing Gene Expression Omnibus datasets. Bioinformatics. 2016 Aug 8. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btw519 - Paper link
  • Dumas J,, “Feasibility of an electronic stethoscope system for monitoring neonatal bowel sounds.” Connecticut Medicine, Volume 77, Number 8, pp. 467-471, September 2013. - Paper link



Honors & Awards

  • rstudio::conf 2017 Conference Diversity Scholarship (awarded, but not in attendance)
  • useR! 2016 Conference Diversity Scholarship
  • 2015 Google Summer of Code Program Stipend for the R Project for Statistical Computing
  • 2012 NASA - Connecticut Space Grant Award: Senior Design Project Funding
  • University of Hartford: Academic President’s List, Dean’s List

Community Involvement

  • Co-organizer of R-Ladies Connecticut meetup group
  • Evaluation committee for the useR! 2017 diversity scholarship
  • Co-hosted R Talk: A podcast about the R Programming language [ twitter profile ]
  • - GitHub organization member
  • NumFOCUS, Community Member
  • Bioinformatics Organization, Associate Member
  • Python Software Foundation, Basic Member
  • Connecticut Predictive Analytics, Group Member
  • Epsilon Pi Tau, Honor Society, General Member Inducted in 2012