Mentoring the Next Generation of Data Scientists: Zaloni capstone project at Arizona State

April 18, 2017 Kelly Hopkins Schupp


We’re feeling inspired lately, thanks to students at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, Department of Information Systems. Zaloni is running a capstone project at the university, focused on enterprise analytics, which gives students the opportunity to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to a real-world setting – with Zaloni!

We’re challenging the class to build data models to automate understanding and classification of unstructured data; i.e., data that is not organized in a database or other system. Two teams of students are exploring different approaches to developing models that use syntax and semantics to identify themes and meaning in unstructured text documents and classify these documents according to a taxonomy they also created. This type of work is particularly important in helping corporations and other organizations pull useful data from information-rich text documents such as doctors’ notes, emails and legal documents for analytics and reporting.

Arizona State University is home to one of the country’s top data analytics programs. Zaloni is proud to support these future bright stars in computer science – and also introduce them to the technology we’re developing at Zaloni. The capstone project runs through Spring Semester 2017. We look forward to potentially sponsoring another capstone project at the university during the next academic year.

About the Author

Kelly  Hopkins Schupp

Kelly Schupp is Vice President of Marketing for Zaloni. Kelly has 20 years of experience in the enterprise software and technology industry. She has held a variety of global marketing leadership roles, and previously worked at IBM, Micromuse and Porter Novelli. Kelly serves as Zaloni’s brand steward and is deeply passionate about the impact of data-driven marketing.

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