Luke Zhang Recognized in the First IBJ 20 in their Twenties Class

Congratulations to Luke Zhang, Senior Data Scientist at Resultant, named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s (IBJ) 20 in their Twenties inaugural class. The IBJ 20 in their Twenties class recognizes central Indiana’s up-and-coming leaders in business, arts and culture, philanthropy, and community service. This year’s class includes professionals across central Indiana whose achievements in business or the community stand out from their peers.

As a Senior Data Scientist, Luke brings his expertise and experience to develop data solutions from some of our community’s most complex challenges.

According to Luke’s manager, Data Science Team Lead Ziang Jia, “Luke has made significant contributions since joining Resultant’s Data Science team last year. He went above and beyond in COVID-19 data analysis work and, shared his passion for artificial intelligence and natural language processing with the team. Luke continues to step up to challenges and exemplify our values along the way. We are lucky to have him.”

Luke takes every chance he can to improve his knowledge of the world of data science. According to his supervisors, each week he brings new ideas and thoughtful questions to team meetings always looking to improve his skills and the team’s collective knowledge. Beyond his role at Resultant, Luke has taken more than a dozen online courses and earned multiple certifications. He is currently attaining his Masters of Machine Learning from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Luke was nominated for 20 in their Twenties by TechPoint’s Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement and mentor to Luke, Lauren Peterson, due to his involvement in TechPoint’s Xtern program. An Xtern at Resultant in 2014, he leans on this experience to serve as a mentor and support college students as they participate in the summer-long program. His star power was evident to Lauren Peterson from early on. “It’s rare to find data scientists who are simultaneously as adept in both the practical applications of computer science as well as the ability to grasp the more nuanced theoretical concepts necessary to meaningfully contribute to machine learning R&D projects.”

Luke’s impact extends far beyond his work with Resultant and is one of the reasons he was also honored as a 2021 Junior Achievement Indy Best and Brightest finalist. He’s involved in the Indianapolis community through meetups and various groups and his desire to help comes out through his volunteer efforts in food preparation for displaced populations in Indy, as well as educational events for kids, such as Junior Achievement Job Spark, speaking about his career during the 2021 Arsenal Tech High School Career Day Panel, and mentoring through EDGE Mentoring. He is also participating in United Way of Central Indiana’s Over the Edge” jump on August 13th. His fundraising page boasts more than $1,000 in donations. He serves as an Indy Chamber Ambassador and an IndyFluencers to help those new to Indianapolis find their community. Luke is also a Tech Fund Work Group Member for the United Way of Central Indiana.

Luke became familiar with the Indy tech community through TechPoint’s XTern program. After his college graduation, he turned down offers to work in Silicon Valley, citing his ability to make a larger impact in the Hoosier state. Luke’s compassion and care for the success of himself, his team, and the greater Indianapolis community shine in all he does.

Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Luke Zhang!