Marist Alumnus, Students Win at IBM's TechConnect 2015

Project wins the Early Tenure, Best of Software Award 

Marist Alumnus, Students Win at IBM's TechConnect 2015Michael Gildein, IBM employee and Marist alumnus, and Marist students and IBM Interns Aaron Kippins, and Kelly Maud are shown (left to right) with their project that won the Early Tenure, Best of Software award at the 2015 TechConnect. The title of their project was Textual Problem Management Report (PMR) Analysis Using Watson. (Marist student Nikol Pettine was part of the team but was not available for the picture.) Their project extracted textual information from PMRs using Watson technology, such as Watson Content Analytics. The extracted information is now being used to determine if a problem will be escalated, moved to another component area, or if it is likely to result in an outage. This ultimately reduces defect cost and service time, and increases test effectiveness leading to enhanced overall product quality.

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