My story

Hi, my name is Jaouad (pronounced: Ja-wad) and I work as a data scientist. I hold a Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Modeling/Data Analytics), an MBA (Business Management, Roosevelt University, Chicago) and an MIS (Business Analytics, Roosevelt University, Chicago).

I am passionate about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tech and its impact on the future of our society. I use AWS, Azure, SQL, Python, Alteryx, QlikView and Tableau for my data projects.

As a data scientist, I am an insanely curious person who always seek out to translate data into valuable and comprehensible insights. My goal is to improve results, make the right decisions and achieve business goals.

I love to travel and explore different cultures.

My Focus

Data analytics: Get more value from data with prediction models and machine learning techniques to predict behavior or target the right customer.

Data analysis: I am specialized in analyzing data. Results, trends and recommendations are clearly presented in reports or tools.

AWS: In contrary to Traditional ML development, I am fun of how Amazon web services Sage-Maker, help bring models from concept to production with high accuracy and low costs.

Dashboards: Dashboards show the most recent results in an interactive way. By clicking and drilling, you will examine trends and patterns.

My Experience

Principal Data Scientist, Discover Student Loans

JPMORGAN CHASE, (Chicago IL, 2013 – 2022)
Senior Data Analytics Analyst, Global Payments’ Operation

JPMORGAN CHASE, (Elgin IL, 2009 – 2013)
Senior Data Analytics Analyst, Treasury Services Operations Fraud/AML/CIP/KYC.

Operations Analyst,Compliance, Risk

SCIO’S INC, (SUNNYVALE CA, 2001 – 2002)
Research Analyst (Biotechnology Modeling)

Research Analyst (Biotechnology Modeling)

University of Helsinki, (Helsinki,Finland, 1998 - 1998)
Research Analyst (Biotechnology Modeling)


Sonja B. Braun-Sand, Olaf Wiest, and Jaouad El-Bahraoui
Computational Studies of Molecular Electronic Devices
Molecules as Components of Electronic Devices: Chapter 17, pp 230-242. (2003)

Jaouad El-Bahraoui, Olaf Wiest, Derek Feichtinger, & Dietmar Plattner.
Rate Enhancement and Enantioselectivity of the Jacobsen-Katsuki Epoxidation: The Significance of the Sixth Coordination Site.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English). 40. 2073-2076. (2001)

Li Xu, Svilen Bobev, Jaouad El-Bahraoui, and Slavi C. Sevov
A Naked Diatomic Molecule of Bismuth, [Bi2]2-, with a Short Bi-Bi Bond: Synthesis and Structure
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 122, 8, 1838–1839. (2000)

Tuula Kuivalainen, Jaouad El-Bahraoui, Rolf Uggla, Risto Kostiainen, Markku Sundberg.
Correlation of the 31 P NMR Chemical Shift with the Position of Bond Critical Points in Some Phosphorothionates.
Journal of The American Chemical Society. 122. 8073-8074. (2000)

Dietmar Plattner, Derek Feichtinger, Jaouad El-Bahraoui, Olaf Wiest.
Coordination chemistry of manganese-salen complexes studied by electrospray tandem mass spectrometry: The significance of axial ligands.
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. 195. 351-362. (2000)

J. El-Bahraoui, J.A. Dobado, J. Molina
Metal-Metal Closed-Shell Interaction in M2X2 ( M = Ag, Cu; X = Cl, Br, I ) and Related Compounds [Ag2Br2](PH3)3 and [Cu2Cl2](PH3)2 . An RHF, MP2 and DFT Study.
Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 493, 249-257. (1999)

J. Elbahraoui, J. Molina, D. Portal.
Electronic structure of π-allyl-Pd(II) chloride dimer and Pd2X4 (X = Cl,Br,I) model systems: A RHF and density functional theory study
Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, 426, 207-215. (1998)

J. Elbahraoui, J. Molina, D. Portal.
Theoretical studies of Ag-Ag closed-shell interaction in the silver(I) dimer bis-mu(5,7-dimethyl[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a] pyrimidine) dinitrato disilver(I): a RHF and density functional study
Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 102, 2443-2448, (1998).

J.A.R. Navarro, M.A. Romero, J.M. Salas, M. Quiros, J. Elbahraoui, J. Molina.
Binuclear Platinum(II) Triazolopyrimidine Bridged Complexes -Preparation, Crystal-Structure, NMR-Spectroscopy, and Ab-Initio MO Investigation on the Bonding Nature of the Pt(II)···Pt(II) Interaction in the Model-Compound Pt2(NHCHN(C(CH2)(CH3))4
Inorganic Chemistry, 35, 7829-7835. (1996)

M.A. Romero, J.M. Salas, M. Quiros, M.P. Sanchez, J. Molina, J. Elbahraoui, R. Faure.
Structural and ab initio studies of Ag-Ag bonding in the silver(I) dimer bis-μ-(5,7-Dimethyl(1,2,4)Triazolo[1,5-a]Pyrimidine)dinitrato disilver(I)
Journal of Molecular Structure, 354, 189-195. (1995)