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Wolfram Summer School

June 24–July 14, 2018
Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Alumni

Anna Kudryashova

Wolfram Science

Class of 2015

Bio

Anna holds a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics and information technology from Perm State University (Russia). This year Anna will also hold a master's degree in business analytics from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia).

Anna has 2+ years of experience in the area of project management, delivery, and consultancy. She worked for Yandex (the market leader search engine provider in Russia), where she gained experience with CRM/e-commerce/website development and contributed in delivery of valuable projects in these areas. Anna works at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where she is an IT analyst.

Anna works together with business partners to shape demand and determine how to best support the business through the effective use of technology. This role participates in the deployment of BI/digital roadmaps. She finds the web analytics and social listing as key areas of her future professional development.

Project: Disease Analyzer

There are many communities centered around different topics in social media. Posts in such kinds of communities are a huge source of real-world data. With help from this data, we can understand real attitudes regarding a variety of topics. This data can be useful for an entrepreneur interested in marketing analysis and competitor analysis. This project is based on the website VK.com, which gets more than 300 million visitors every day and has 90 million groups. A group is a community based on interests, and anyone can create his/her own group.

The goal of this project is to create a classifier for diseases based on VK communities.

My microsite provides a disease analyzer based on more than 170,000 posts from 57 communities about 36 diseases. These communities contain a free format text in Russian. We scraped the text from the group pages, divided the posts into sentences, prepared training sets, and created classifiers based on this data.

Input: I have constant headaches