Team Talks Miruna - Data Science Intern

An angelic and enthusiastic soul has graced the tech team at Hello Soda to learn more about Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing and to add further insights and depth to our data processing. While infusing the air with positivity and youthful curiosity she exemplifies our motto of making data more personal…  

Miruna has taken the time to tell us about herself and why she wanted to work for Hello Soda…

Please tell me about your background?

I was born and raised in the beautiful and mountainous city of Brasov, Romania. I attended the local high-school and that’s where I grew to love applied computer science while studying maths and programming as part of the program, as well as attending coding workshops.  

Having done this throughout high-school, I decided to use my programming skills and apply them in unconventional industries. This is what drove me to further study Artificial Intelligence here in Manchester.

At the moment, I am on a placement year as part of a 5-year MEng course in AI at the University of Manchester.

What made you want to work for Hello Soda?

The first thing that got my attention was the passion for solving problems using innovative methods and complex patterns derived from data.

Besides this, the desire to deliver top-quality products to customers, and to create additional value in everything that is done, and to make customers’ lives easier and better.

What do you do here?

As an NLP intern, I am in charge of building, supporting and improving Natural Language Processing models. That means data manipulation, exploratory analysis, research and application of the latest industry techniques for improved performance of data models, as well as getting exposure to engineering practices.

What do you enjoy most?

To me, working for Hello Soda is an opportunity to help and contribute towards the growth of communities and individuals. This is one of the reasons working here is gratifying to me. 

Another reason is the love for learning and growing as a professional and as an individual. Having a startup mindset, everyone here collaborates and works together to bring out the best in themselves, and to go further.

If you had a superpower what would it be?

Being able to breathe underwater would be super cool! I’ve always dreamed of being able to dive deep and swim into the cold waters of the Pacific, explore all the beauties of the marine empire and go treasure hunting on sunken ships…

Can you tell us an interesting fact about yourself?

I formed and managed a fusion rock band in high-school with 3 of my friends. We performed many shows, one of the biggest ones was a concert held at a fashion show. It was extremely fun and rewarding! Even though we all went to different universities, we still play together when we get the chance.

Have you got any exciting plans in your role for the next 6 months or so?

My plan is to develop further as a data scientist and contribute even more to the team. There are a lot of opportunities for learning and development, so this will be my main focus over the coming months.

What’s your favourite thing about working in the Hello Soda office?

The friendly, flexible and open environment is what I love the most! Also, working in a fast-paced environment and being able to collaborate smoothly and come up with new solutions to problems. It offers that perfect mix. 

Thanks Miruna! I hope you book yourself a diving holiday in the Pacific one day!

 

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