Internship: Dr. Wang


Dr. Zhiyong Wang, University of Sydney, Spring 2017

 

While living in Sydney, Australia, I held a research/internship position with Dr. Zhiyong Wang. Dr. Wang is a leading researcher in multimedia computing, with a special interest in social media data mining. My project aimed to find a trend in social media posts focusing in upon types of food consumed around Sydney neighborhoods. Dr. Wang hoped to use this information to help local grocers and restaurants to refine their shopping needs and supplies in order to save money and resources. I used Twitter as my main source of information and several Python scripts to extract the necessary data. 

 

Here is my report on my internship which documents my experience and discusses the results.


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