Data Mining in the Real World
Start: Thursday, November 21, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EST)
Cincinnati , Ohio 45219
Two-day short course offered through the Center for Business Analytics at the University of Cincinnati. Dates: Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 8:00AM - 4:30PM Course Description: Most organizations do not suffer from a lack of data, but from a lack of information. Powerful techniques now exist to take messy data sets and generate surprising insights. Textbooks and websites tout the power of data mining, but few sources actually discuss the difficulties and challenges that must be overcome in the real world. This two-day workshop will focus on the challenges of building predictive models in the real world and techniques experienced practitioners apply when developing their models. Topics covered will include common challenges in real world data, choosing the best model, and communicating effectively with management. Attendees will learn through interactive discussion, case studies and hands on assignments. R will be used in the classroom, but the instructor will provide equivalent SAS and SPSS programs. Material will be accessible to novice practitioners, but some experience with common predictive models and one or more analytics software packages will be helpful.