Kalia Ruth

DATA SCIENTIST AND ARTIST

ABOUT ME

I am a data science and design student interested in exploring the intersection of computational sciences, design and fashion. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, I am currently enrolled in Minerva Schools, a “mobile” university whose rotating campuses will take me to 7 different cities around the world over the course of my undergraduate program.  Between June and August 2018 I was based in Cape Town as a design/editorial intern for Design Indaba, an online design publication which hosts an annual international design festival. During my 2018 fall semester in Berlin, I complemented my studies by working on marketing and communications at an online fashion magazine and creative agency, LISSOME.  I am currently based in Buenos Aires for my 2019 spring semester.

DATA SCIENCE

DEEP LEARNING CYCLEGAN ART

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Introduction to CycleGAN deep learning technique and implementation of CycleGAN for artistic purposes.

MACHINE LEARNING TEXT CLASSIFIER

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The Python classifier model categorises the accomplishments submitted by student applicants into 1 of 50 different categories. 

MENTOR MATCHING ALGORITHM

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The matching algorithm optimises matches between student mentors and admitted students based on a number of variables.

ANALYSIS OF MATHEMATICAL MODELS FOR HIV/AIDS

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Analysis of mathematical modelling in epidemics and examination of how these models have been applied to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

INTRO TO R-TREES AND SPATIAL INDEXING IMPLEMENTATION

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This paper introduces R-Trees and provides an example of spatial indexing with the Geopandas Python library. 

DESIGN

BIG MOUTH HOUSE PACKAGING DESIGN

Big Mouth House is a South African retailer which focuses on locally produced products with satirical and/or humorous packaging. The designs below were created as a set of box covers for cards with quotations around the theme of “Dear me at 18…” The designs were created on Adobe Illustrator

ADOBE SPARK DESIGN PROJECT

The project explores representations of people through different visualisations. The visualisations were created from data collected of people’s lives, such as daily routines, interests and voice frequency, and through multimedia designs in photography and film.
Adobe Spark Page

WEB DEVELOPMENT FOR OLSPS

OLSPS is a predictive analytics and fisheries analysis company based in Cape Town, South Africa which provides data and software solutions in many industries. 

WEB DESIGN FOR THE MINERVA QUEST

The Minerva Quest is the independent student newspaper for Minerva Schools at KGI.

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

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