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Machine Learning Tip: Nested Cross Validation – When (Simple) Cross Validation Isn’t Enough

 Several scientific disciplines have been rocked by a crisis of reproducibility in recent years . Not long ago, Bayer researchers found that they were only able to replicate 25% of the important pharmaceutical papers they examined , and an MIT report on Machine Learning papers found similar results. Some fields have begun to emerge from their...

Women Flocking to Statistics, the Newly Hot, High-Tech Field of Data Science

  Originally published in The Washington Post LINCOLN, Neb. — The numbers of women in science and technology are dismal: Barely 18 percent of computer science degrees go to women. Women make up 11 percent...

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...

Analytics make Bright Cellars the Pandora of wine clubs

 Originally published in The Journal Sentinel, June 28, 2017 If the machine-learning algorithm gets it right, you’ll be matched with wines you love. That’s the idea behind Bright Cellars, a Milwaukee-based monthly wine club...

If You Build It, Will They Come? Lessons Learned To Improve Model Adoption

 By James Gottshall, Vice President, Strategic Analytics at XL Catlin This article covers a similar theme to the Keynote presentation James Gottshall  will deliver at PAW Financial, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2017 in New York....

Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland and Michael Sims at APQC

 In anticipation of their upcoming conference co-presentation, Change Management for Establishing a Data-Driven Culture, at Predictive Analytics World for Business Chicago, June 19-22, 2017, we asked Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland, Principal Research Lead at APQC and...

Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Natasha Balac at Data Insight Discovery, Inc.

 In anticipation of her upcoming conference co-presentation, Identifying Unique Gamer Types Using Predictive Analytics, at Predictive Analytics World San Francisco, May 14-18, 2017, we asked Natasha Balac, CEO and Founder of Data Insight Discovery,...

Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Bryan Bennett at Northwestern University

 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Cross-Enterprise Deployment:  Banking Visualization of Analytics Results – Critical for Communication at Predictive Analytics World for Business Chicago, June 19-22, 2017, we asked Bryan Bennett, Professor at...

Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: David Talby at Atigeo

 In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation, Semantic Natural Language Understanding with Spark, Machine-Learned Annotators & Deep-Learned Ontologies at Predictive Analytics World San Francisco, May 14-18, 2017, we asked David Talby, Chief Technology Officer...

Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil

 Originally published in Analytics Magazine Book: Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil (Crown, September 2016) Book review bottom line: Definitely go read this book, despite...

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