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UC Center for Business Analytics Presents Machine Learning Day Feb. 14

The University of Cincinnati's Center for Business Analytics's Machine Learning Day event on Feb. 14 features three morning keynotes and six afternoon case studies and technical presentations.

Date: 1/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
By: Larry Porter
Phone: (513) 556-4742

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati's Center for Business Analytics will present Machine Learning Day on Feb. 14 at the Sharonville Convention Center. 

Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. This event will cover the current state of machine learning, case studies in machine learning, and demonstrate how various software can be used in machine learning applications.

The event will feature three morning keynotes and six afternoon case study / technical presentations.  Presenting companies include Google, Kroger, SAS, Microsoft Azure, Opalytics, Big Squid and Domo.  Machine learning featured software in these presentations include TensorFlow, R, Python, and SAS Visual Analytics.

Morning keynote talks include:

"The Current State of Practical Machine Learning": Mohammad Taghi Saffar, Machine Learning Engineer, Google

"Machine Learning at Kroger" : Doug Meiser, General Manager of R&D Operations Research, Kroger

"The Predictability Predicament: Your Model Overlooks the Real Target": Claudia Perlich, Chief Scientist, Dstillery

There will be two afternoon sessions with three companies presenting in each session, 1:30-2:45 PM and 3:00-4:15 PM.  You will be able to choose one presentation during each session for a total of two.

"Random Forests and Gradient Boosting Machines in R": Brandon Greenwell,, Senior Data Scientist, Ascend Innovation

“Using Deep Learning in Tensorflow to Evaluate Consumers' Credit Worthiness in The Financial Industry ”:  Kaveh Bastani, Hamed Namavari, Data Scientists, Recovery Decision Science

 “Machine Learning at Cloud Speed”: Clark MacDonald, Principal; Melissa Lacefield, Azure Cloud Solution Architect; Andrej Kyselica, Azure Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft Azure Platform Solutions

 “Price and Promotion Optimization in a Python-based Analytics Environment”: Mark Wells, VP Business Development, Opalytics

 "Sentiment Analysis of Donald Trump’s Tweets" Andre de Waal, Analytics Consultant, SAS Global Academic Program

Complete information and registration for this event can be found at

About the UC Center for Business Analytics

The UC Center for Business Analytics, a corporate-academic partnership, brings together best-in-class stakeholders, and a world-class multidisciplinary group of MS Business Analytics and Information Systems faculty and students.  The Center promotes the use of data-driven analytical methods that improve business, government, and organizational performance. We engage faculty and students to work with Center members and business organizations to develop methods and models for using large data sets.  The Center also offers analytical research and consulting services, analytics training and three annual analytics events that are open to the public.

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