To Explain Or To Predict travels to Prague! I'll be delivering a keynote address at the upcoming Discovery Summit on Wednesday March 22, 2017, 11AM at the Prague Marriott Hotel. The two other keynote speakers are John Sall (co-founder and executive VP of SAS) and Prof. Ron Kenett.
On Wednesday morning (Nov 23), I'll be giving a keynote talk at the 2016 Israeli Conference on Mechanical Engineering with the title "Research Using Behavioral Big Data: A Tour and Why Mechanical Engineers Should Care". This is the first time I'll be presenting to an audience of mechanical engineers and I see it as an important opportunity to foster collaborations between the designers and creators of "things" and those using the data generated by the "things".
Next week I'll be headed to SAS headquarters in Cary, NC for an interview on Analytically Speaking. I look forward to Anne Milley's thought-provoking questions! The announcement promises to walk through several of my research areas:
Tomorrow at INFORMS's Data Mining Cluster @ 1:30pm, I'll be presenting my work (with Inbal Yahav) "The Forest or the Trees? Tackling Simpson’s Paradox with Classification and Regression Trees". I'll show the special use of the tree structure that we take advantage of in order to detect whether a dataset has Simpson's Paradox (reversal of a causal direction when disaggregating the data).
I'll be describing and discussing my efforts and experience in re-designing the Business Analytics Using Data Mining course as a hybrid semi-MOOC course in tomorrow's 11am Analytics/INFORMS-Ed session at INFORMS. See here for location and details.