Sources: LinkedIn.com, reference letters.
"I have worked with Alex on multiple applied research projects in paid search fraud detection areas. Alex is an excellent statistician who developed innovative solutions to detect fraud in online advertising areas. He is an extremely hardworking person who is always focused on the objective. I will recommend Alex for any data mining project requiring world class statistician.”.
August 8, 2012
, Program Manager, Microsoft
worked directly with Alex at Microsoft
"Alex is an exceptionally talented individual with broad ranging capabilities in programming, modeling, applied numerical analysis, and data mining.
He is very willing to tackle tough problems and find solutions. His programming skills in many areas (especially SAS, VB/VBA, and Excel) are outstanding.
On his own, he has developed new procedures to address important issues. He has a strong background in statistics and financial and business analysis.
Alex would be a significant contributor in any organization where data analysis for business intelligence plays a key role.".
March 30, 2009
, PhD, Distinguished Principal Engineer
, Sun Microsystems
worked directly with Alex at Sun Microsystems
"I have been working with Alex for 1.5 years and can recommend him as an excellent mathematician with superb software skills.
He builds first rate applications and tools which require a deep knowledge of analytics and modeling.
He is a conscientious, hardworking and creative employee with a great deal of problem-solving talent.
Alex has the ability to focus on the processes of producing results - even when the pressure is getting high.
He is always willing to help colleagues at any time of the day.
I would not hesitate to recommend Alex for any position" April 7, 2009
Yuri Langer, PhD, Sr. Staff Engineer, Sun Microsystems
worked directly with Alex at Sun Microsystems
"Alex is a very gifted and well rounded statistician. His analytics' expertise is matched only by his ability to create useful and applied ways in which to visually portray his analysis so that non-statisticians can easily understand. Alex's enthusiasm for his work and his innovative ideas make him a very valuable expert on any project.
I'm constantly amazed at how he is able to develop practical analytical tools to solve difficult problems.
When I wanted to understand industry marketing trends and their relationships to my project Alex built me a tool for that.
When we talked about ways in which to easily spot trends for a particular process we had with very large data sets, Alex built a very unique tool for this as well.
He's never trapped by the way things are, he's always looking for ways to improve a situation through his innovative ideas.
Alex is a very gifted and respected analyst, and a wonderful colleague.".
March 27, 2009
, Sun Microsystems Inc
managed Alex at Sun Microsystems
"I interviewed Alex in January 2006 that lead to his employment as a Lead Scientist in Fair Isaac Corporation.
We had been working together until I left Fair Isaac in August of 2006.
During this time we interacted a great deal professionally and as socially.
From day one Alex impressed me with a wide ranging knowledge of mathematics, statistics and machine learning.
He is a creative problem solver, a quick learner, and has excellent programming skills.
After joining Fair Isaac it only took him a short amount of time to get familiarized with the company's proprietary programming environment and
he was able to start contributing to revenue-impacting projects almost immediately.
Alex has strong team spirit: his enthusiasm and ready availability to help his peers on the one hand,
and his ability to quickly find proper help if needed on the other, have proved to be a tremendous asset to our team at Fair Isaac.
I highly recommend Alex. He would be a great contributor to your statistical research team.".
March 15, 2007
, PhD, Manager
, Fair Isaac
managed Alex indirectly at Fair Isaac Corporation.
"Alex was hired by one of our clients for a 6-month contract.
The client was very satisfied with Alex's work performing statistical analysis and statistical modeling.
He is thorough and very knowledgeable in his field.".
July 15, 2007
hired Alex as a
Consulting Statistical Analysis & Modeling
"Rarely could I have provided positive references with as much conviction as I can provide for Dr. Alex Zolotovitski.
I had been working with Dr. Alex Zolotovitski for period November 2002 - March 2005 when he was Senior Statistician and I was a Statistical Consultant in Generation 5 and we had adjacent working place.
Alex impressed me with wide knowledge of Math, including statistics as well as speed with which he learned new area of math and new data mining methods. The same is true for his programming skills. It was pleasure to discuss with him statistical problems of our projects because he often could find unexpected solutions for very difficult problems. This quality were amplified by his strong team spirit: very friendly character and permanent readiness to help his peers on one side and ability to find proper person to get advice if he felt it could be useful to solve his problems.
I highly recommend him. He is a great asset to any statistical research team."
Victor Zurkovski, PhD,
Data Mining Consultant
worked directly with Alex at Generation5 Mathematical Technologies
"Alex is a good team member to work with. He shows the solid statistics background in the work.".
June 6, 2007
, Project Manager
worked directly with Alex at Discover Financial Services
"I worked closely with Alex on developing data-mining application that was a core business engine of Generation 5. As a mathematician Alex gave inestimable contribution to this project. He often proposed brilliant ideas on how to solve difficult mathematical problems, how to optimize application in order to improve its performance or robustness. Alex demonstrated excellent knowledge of programming tools and discipline which in combination with his mathematical knowledge made him key person in many projects. From human perspective Alex was always ready to share his knowledge with colleges and helped them explaining complex notions in clear and simple terms. It was a real pleasure to work with such a person and I want to endorse him and recommend to anybody.".
May 16, 2007
, Technical Team Lead (R&D department)
, Generation 5
worked with Alex at Generation 5
"Alex is a top-notch specialist. Hard-working, innovative, resourceful, a problem-solver.".
May 8, 2007
, VP, Technology
, Generation 5
managed Alex at Generation 5
"I have known Alex since March 2003. As Director of Analytics for Kraft Foods, Inc. at that time, I managed the multi-year contract with Generation 5 Mathematical Technologies Inc. (G5) where Alex worked as a Senior Statistician. He led a team to automate the estimation of shopper characteristics for retail trading.
His team created an automated tool for estimating, at the Zip+4 level, the dollar amount that each US household (approximately 35 million zip+4's) spends in each US grocery store (approximately 50,000 stores) for a specified group of about 60 products. Alex developed a new way of process execution in distributed environment, innovative data visualization of the results, and a number of improvements to the algorithms and software, allowing for increased accuracy and performance.
Later, in January of 2004, I became the CEO of G5 and supervised his work across a number of initiatives. On one occasion, Alex successfully organized the analytic processes for a complex strategic project for a major Canadian Bank. Alex was the first G5 employee to receive “The Most Resourceful Team Member” Award in June 2004 for this work. This project ultimately was presented at the International Workshop on Data Mining Methodology and Applications (October 28-30, 2004).
His ability to work well with all of his coworkers in a team approach to meeting customer needs has increased the value and scope of his contributions. Having Doctoral degrees in both Math and Economics, Alex has provided technical expertise and solutions to various projects, initiated and delivered classes on SAS and MS Excel/VBA.
I have admired his talents and innovative approach to problem solving and have enjoyed working with him. In summary, Alex was a true asset to both our team efforts and our client based projects, and I would not hesitate to work with Alex again or to recommend him for positions of responsibility in the future".
15 August 2005
Michael D. Duffy,
SVP Marketing, The Nielsen Company
managed Alex at Generation 5
"Alex is very talented software developer, creative engineer, adept mathematician, wise man, and very good friend.".
November 2, 2007
Vitaliy Fursov, BSc. MSc. PMP
, The Norns Laboratories, Inc.
worked directly with Alex at Trimap
"I needed a specialized program that would download information about our portfolio management clients' investment holdings and organize it in a way that facilitated our specialized approach to the subject. Alex created that program for us, on time and on budget. We are still using his program today, six years later, without any problems. I consider that a phenomenal success, compared to results other portfolio managers have experienced with other providers.".
March 14, 2007
hired Alex as a
, and hired Alex more than once
"I had been working with Alex for 9 years, being his direct subordinate. Alex is a great manager and executive.
He has good commercial sense, effective project and people management skills.
He never lost focus on the end result - profitable business with satisfied customers, initiated and implemented many successful business projects.
He knows how to effectively work with and motivate his employees: he helped me and many other employees to achieve our goals in Link Companies.
He has an exceptional ability to build business teams, to assign resources and prioritize tasks.
Alex quickly assesses a situation, elicits requirements by asking the right questions in the right way, and delivers quality results extremely fast.
He is energetic, but flexible when flexibility is required. Alex is always open to new ideas and helps to realize them.
He always could find the way how to give us the tools and resources we need to do our jobs.
It was always a pleasure to work with Alex."
May 18, 2004
Vladimir Alyabiev, PhD, CEO of Link Companies.
reported to Alex at Link Companies