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Anna Marbut

Anna is a student in the Interdisciplinary Doctorate program at the University of Montana. Her research is focused on combining topics from machine learning, social network/graph theory, and natural language processing to create a hybrid recommender system that will consider both textual data and software usage history to make recommendations. Anna has her BA in Linguistics from Reed College and received her MS in Business Analytics from the University of Montana in 2018, just prior to beginning her doctorate studies. Anna also works for a Missoula SAAS startup, Submittable, as their sole dedicated Data Person.

Anna grew up in a small town in the Colorado Rockies and then lived in Portland for 8 years during and after her undergraduate career. She then moved with her husband to Missoula, MT to take over care of his family’s fourth-generation farm, where they now tend a herd of 11 alpacas, a passle of guinea fowl, a small flock of chickens, an experimental orchard and vineyard/berry-yard, and a sizeable veggie garden.

In her spare (ha!) time, Anna enjoys singing with the Missoula Community Chorus, going on hikes/snowshoeing with her dogs, and exploring Montana on the back of her husband’s motorcycle.

Anna somewhat regularly updates her blog with writeups about the projects she’s working on for school/work/life. And also tries to keep her github up to date with the code for said projects.

Broadus the Alpaca occasionally consults Anna on her work

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