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Ben Smith_

Graduated June 2022

The future belongs to those who learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Phone: (737) 600-8969

Description of my final project

Project Name: Popular Song Lyrics Over Time

Using a combination of web scraping and the Genius.com API, acquired lyrics for 25k+ songs appearing on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1958-Present. Investigated patterns in lyrics across decades using techniques such as Topic Modeling, Sentiment Analysis, and Term Frequency. Compared these patterns with historical and cultural events. Created a classification model to predict the decade of a song given it's lyrics, more than doubling the baseline accuracy.

Hire me because:

I can quickly learn and acquire new skills, distill complex topics, and effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.

Complete the following sentence: “In Data Science, I am most passionate about _____________”

data quality and feature engineering.

Work Location Desired

Austin, TX - San Antonio, TX

Please give us three words that describe your best professional qualities.

Thorough, persistent, and adaptable

What three words describe the role where you’ll do best?

Engaging, challenging, and educational