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:
I am glad to announce that the new editions of Practical Time Series Forecasting with R (Shmueli & Lichtendahl, Second Edition) and Practical Time Series Forecasting (Shmueli, Third Edition) are now available in print and ebook formats. The books are printed in the United States, Europe and India and are vailable globally. Kindle editions are also available worldwide.
I'll be offering a six-week free massive open online course (MOOC) on Business Analytics Using Forecasting starting October 17. This will be NTHU's first English-language MOOC hosted on the slick FutureLearn platform.
My paper (with discussion by 4 sets of authors and a rejoinder) that just came out in Quality Engineering, is aimed at introducing the community of industrial statisticians to the different challenges, opportunities and issues in analyzing "Big Behavioral Data" (BBD).
I'm glad to announce that the third edition of our textbook Data Mining for Business Analytics (with Peter Bruce and Nitin Patel) is now available! We added several cool and useful new topics: ensembles, uplift modeling, collaborative filtering, social network analysis, and text mining. The new edition also includes new examples and cases and XLMiner screenshots updated with the current software version.
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).
Our Institute of Service Science in collaboration with Taiwan's restaurant reservation website EZTABLE, is launching a data mining contest using two years of EZTABLE bookings data. The goal is to predict repeat-booking customers. This Taiwan-based open data mining contest is the first of its kind!
This Fall, I'm teaching two new elective courses at NTHU's Institute of Service Science: Business Analytics using Data Mining and Business Analytics using Forecasting. The two new courses join three existing elective courses to form the new concentration in Business Analytics. The most important part is our focus on humane and socially responsible analytics.