Alvaro Arias

Alvaro Arias

Data Science Engineer | Curridabat, Costa Rica

Alvaro is an engineer from Curridabat, Costa Rica. He has a diverse formal education, with schooling in physics, mathematics, civil engineering, field theory, and software engineering. Quadrilingual, Alvaro speaks English, Spanish, German, and French.


Associate Analyst

Grupo Altiva Ingenieros Limitada S.R.L.
Structural Engineer



Associate Analyst
Mastercard (June 2018 - Present)
As an associate analyst with MasterCard, Alvaro performs big data analysis using Hadoop, Hive, Spark, and other tools. He engineers software using various computer languages in order to optimize bank credit card portfolios. Additionally, Alvaro performs merchant analysis using k-means, regressions, machine-learning, and other statistical methods.

Structural Engineer
Grupo Altiva Ingenieros Limitada S.R.L. (May 2016 - May 2018)
Alvaro performed software engineering for the design of steel and concrete structures, foundations, and retaining walls.


University of Costa Rica
Bachelor's in Mathematics (In Progress; 3rd Year)

Technical Institute of Munich, Germany
Methods of Effective Field Theory and Lattice Field Theory (June 2017 - July 2017)
Analysis of high energy physics and study of theoretical frameworks in quantum chromodynamics using Monte Carlo and other computational algorithms

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Incomplete Diploma in Software Engineering (2013 - 2014)
Relevant courses include 3 programming courses in C++ and Java, data structures, and data bases

University of Costa Rica
Bachelor's Degree in Physics (2010-2017)

Costa Rica Institute of Technology
Licentiate Degree in Civil Engineering (2008-2013)


C++, English, French, Hadoop, Hive, Java, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, Python, R, Spark, SQL, Visual Basic, Spanish