Wenzhao Sun Wins Schurz Innovation Award: Using Big Data Science to Advance Media Companies

Author: Kathy Phillips

wenzhao_sun_schurzApplied and computational mathematics and statistics graduate student, Wenzhao Sun, was part of the top team awarded $3,500 for using “big data” sciences to advance media companies.  The competition, sponsored by Schurz Communications, encouraged students to develop digital solutions and innovations for media companies. 

Sun and fellow Notre Dame graduate student, Jian Xu, analyzed more than 200 professional Twitter accounts associated with SCI media properties to determine the most effective strategies for using Twitter to share news and draw more users.  View full story at the South Bend Tribune website.

Originally published by Kathy Phillips at acms.nd.edu on May 08, 2013.