Walt Disney Studios is looking to fill a Business Intelligence and Analytics Graduate PhD Internship in Burbank, CA, this summer. According to the post, "The main focus will be to perform social media monitoring and develop actionable insights for the theatrical team. The theatrical analytics team partners with technology teams and other analytical leaders to develop predictive models, metrics, insights, and related intellectual property that can be forged into business recommendations with the intent to influence decisions prior to a film’s box office release. By receiving access early to the social buzz surrounding pre-released movies, this team will be able to guide our leaders to make more informed decisions leading to increased sales in the consumer marketplace." The intern will "Focus on the algorithmic evaluation of everything in the social networking domain. Work directly with the business teams to solve hard problems by leveraging statistics and techniques, including design of experiments, AB testing, machine learning, importance sampling, natural language processing, etc."
Qualifications for the position include: "Solid experience with data analysis in R, S+, or Matlab. Experience with MySQL or other DB. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Experience with at least one scripting language (preferably Python). Ability to draw conclusions from data and recommend actions. Experience with AB testing Experience with large data sets Experience with machine learning algorithms. Advanced degree in math, economics, social science, consumer behavior or related field. Current PhD candidate."
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