Daniel M Sklarew [log in to unmask] is the Principle Investigator for a multi-year, sustainability-focused contract with Time Warner Cable Company in Herndon, VA. This contract provides GRAships (including tuition support) for a few of our promising graduate students each year. TWCC is currently looking to add a half-time computer science/data analyst GRA to our team for the next year, as described below. If you are interested and meet the qualifications for this position, please email me your resume/CV and Mason transcripts. The start and end dates for this work will be set in consultation with the selected student, with salary and tuition support competitive with other GRAships on campus.


Bob Osgood (SSA FBI – Retired)

Director – Computer Forensics & Data Analytics

George Mason University


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From: Daniel M Sklarew
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 9:27 AM
Subject: Graduate Research Assistant op @ Time Warner Cable Co




PS If you know another Mason graduate student who might be a good fit for this position, please feel free to share this with them too.


Thank you!


Sincerely yours,


Dann Sklarew


Dann Sklarew, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Potomac Env. Research & Education Center
Associate Professor, Applied Ecology & Sustainability Science

Phone: 703-993-2012
Email: [log in to unmask]
Web: tinyurl.com/gmudms 


Department of Environmental Science & Policy
4400 University Drive, MSN: 5F2 (DK 3018)
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444



Data Quality Analyst

The main function of this position is to provide support to the Energy Management team in ensuring the utility data is of the highest quality and integrity.


Specific Tasks

Audit Time Warner Cable utility data using statistical analysis and other assessment methods to create data profiles (completeness, accuracy, consistency, etc.) This will involve conducting root cause analyses to identify sources of data quality issues and develop prescriptive recommendations to prevent recurrence.  

Identify anomalies and inconsistencies in the data 

Follow up on data integrity issues including opening and managing service desk tickets with Urjanet (utility data aggregator), and utility providers to close gaps.


Knowledge/Skills Required

Experience with SQL and other analysis software for Big Data analytics

Advanced Excel including index/match, pivot tables etc. 

Experience with Tableau desktop and server applications (and other data visualization tools), a plus

Strong analytical ability 

Understanding data discrepancies, data querying, identifying data anomalies and root cause analysis


Estimated 20 hours per week 

Accounts for an estimated 1,000 TWC assets to start. It is anticipated that this number will grow.