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Explainable Machine Learning, Model Transparency, and the Right to Explanation
 Check out this topical video from Predictive Analytics World...
Guidebook to the Future of Data Science: How to Navigate the Increasingly Symbiotic Dynamic Between Executives and Universities
 Book Review of Closing the Analytics Talent Gap: An...
Guilty or Not Guilty: Weight of Evidence
 You have been invited to serve as a juror...
How Machine Learning Works for Social Good
  Originally published in KDnuggets, Nov 2020. This article...

Sam Koslowsky

Guilty or Not Guilty: Weight of Evidence

 You have been invited to serve as a juror in a criminal related case. After hearing testimony, the presiding judge offers a summary of the proceeding. “Evaluate the evidence,” he declares. Whether it was an eyewitness account, an affidavit, an image, or a recording, “it is your responsibility” to assess what was heard. Although “I

Transitions: Predicting The Next Event

 Models predicting the potential spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have become a fixture of American life. Many of these models use typical demographic data, coupled with underlying medical conditions, infection rates, etc. Indeed, the spread of this...

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Correspondence Analysis

 Of all the analytic tools that are available to the researcher, perhaps cross tabulations are the most common. A crosstab is nothing more than a table showing the relationship between two or more variables. Where the table only shows...

What’s In Your Basket?

 You’re finally upgrading to a top of the line smartphone. It has the features you desire, and you’re ready to pay for it. “Wait a minute,” the sales associate states. “You might want to consider an extended...

Re-examining Model Evaluation: The CRISP Approach

 The performance of prediction models can be judged using a variety of methods and metrics. Some years ago, I was challenged to arrive at a set of rules that would provide both the analyst and marketer guidance...

Can Big Data Lie: A Statistical Paradox

 While I have spent most of my career exploring and leveraging data science, and its associated rigorous analytics, only in the past decade or so have so many managers accepted the obvious- that data driven decision making...

Improved Customer Marketing with Multiple Models

 Data miners employ a variety of techniques to develop robust predictive models. Often, our analysts are confronted with a dilemma. Should we construct one model to address the business objective? Or perhaps, multiple models may be in...