MSc in Data Science
UX specialist and designer
Iana is a driven, results-oriented data specialist with experience in marketing, business intelligence and web design.
Education and qualifications
The University of Sheffield (2018 – 2019)
M.Sc. in Data Science (with distinction)
Main subjects: Data Science and Data Analysis using R, Python and SPSS; Data mining and visualisation (KNIME and Tableau); Business intelligence; Big Data Analytics (Hadoop, Spark); Database design (SQL, Oracle, MongoDB); Information retrieval; Data and Society (GDPR).
Dissertation: A text mining approach to investigate obesity discussion on Twitter (supervised machine learning classification methods using R for natural language processing).
Maastricht University (2015 – 2018)
B.A. in European Studies
Honours programme „Maastricht Research based learning for excellence (Marble)“
Main subjects: EU politics and law; Economics; International relations; History; Sociology and philosophy; Quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Dissertation: Dilemmas of privacy and surveillance in the Bundestag debates (inductive framing analysis using Atlas.ti).
Code First: Girls (2019)
Introduction to web development
1st place with a group project “Bee Friendly”
Data specialist and web developer – Sonic UX (03.2019 – today)
Digital projects for public and academic organisations.
- Data analytics
- User research: user personas, user flows, task flows
- UX/UI design: wireframes, design systems, prototyping
- Web development (front-end)
Research assistant – Maastricht University (09.2017 – 01.2018)
Regional Authority Index (commissioned by the Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission)
- Research of primary and secondary sources on the powers exercised by regional governments in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Analysis, writing country profiles drafts.
- Development and maintenance of the project archive.
Assistant – Maastricht University (01.2018 – 01.2018)
- Organisation and support of cooperation with universities.
- Social media support.
- Student recruitment and support.
Marketing intelligence assistant – Philips Automotive (02.2014 – 01.2015)
- Marketing Intelligence projects.
- Information monitoring and analysis, SharePoint update.
- Ad hoc projects support.
Marketing assistant – RWTH Aachen International Academy (12.2012 – 09.2013)
- CRM development using Salesforce.
- Competitor analysis.
- Websites maintenance and events support.
The University of Sheffield (09.2018 – 06.2019)
Academic representative for M.Sc. in Data Science programme and a member of the Information School Teaching Committee
The City Council of Aachen, Germany (09.2017 – 05.2018)
Deputy of a knowledgeable citizen in the Committee of social affairs, integration and demography from the Pirate Party
Tricked by transparency: Security made in Europe. Student Undergraduate Research E-journal!, [S.l.], v. 4, nov. 2018. ISSN 2468-0443.
Toward a Surveillance Society? Issues of Privacy and Surveillance in the Bundestag Debates.
The Maastricht Research Based Learning for Excellence (MaRBLE), Vol 4 (2018): For the People – Critical Perspectives on Transparency.
PC: R, Python, SPSS, KNIME, Oracle SQL, Tableau, NVivo, Atlas.ti and Salesforce.
Languages: Fluent English, German and Russian; intermediate Dutch
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