The Data Scientist
Having successfully finished her degree, Veronika Haaf is now working with the new start-up "cognify" in Salzburg. The company is specialised in Big Data and Machine Learning and was founded by Wolfgang Lausenhammer, a former student of the partner degree programme Information Technology & Systems Management, by the way.
It signifies that highly qualified graduates not only study in Salzburg, but also tend to stay and function as a significant benefit to the industrial network. In addition to the broad field of different elective courses to choose from, the possibility to benefit from both educational structures, the one developed at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) and the more science oriented of Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS) near the city centre, apparently work as a motivator for choosing the programme.
During her studies, Veronika also benefited from the possibility to pursue her special interest in Natural Language Processing during a stay in the US at the university of Massachusetts near Boston. Her Master Thesis evolved around text processing and sentiment analysis, which marks another field of academic research she especially was inspired by in the time of the AISP master programme.