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Unlock the Key to Big Data & Modern Regression Techniques at JSM 2013

Posted by Heather Hinman on Thu, Aug 1, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

The recent launch of the Salford Predictive Modeler software suite v7.0, keythe latest version of Salford Systems’ data mining software package, spurred enormous interest in the data science community, especially after its showcase webinar series: “The Evolution of Regression Modeling.” The series’ instructors, Salford Systems’ CEO and Founder Dr. Dan Steinberg and Senior Scientist Mikhail Golovnya, will continue this showcase of the software’s forefront predictive methodology at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Montreal.

For the last decade Salford Systems has hosted computer training workshops at JSM to educate the leading statisticians, analysts, data scientists, and researchers on its flagship products CART® decision trees, MARS® nonlinear regression, TreeNet® stochastic gradient boosting, and Random Forests®. In conjunction with the software suite’s new model compression techniques and hybrid modeling capabilities, Salford Systems will present yet another new algorithm that has been added to the Salford toolkit, Generalized PathSeeker (GPS). This technology includes methods like LASSO, Ridge, and regularized regression. 

“Our series of short courses provides an ideal way to quickly upgrade your data mining, machine learning, and modern analytics skill,” said Steinberg. “Methods covered include topics relevant to perfecting predictive models and learning machine technology relevant to Big Data.”

Join Steinberg and Golovnya at the Le Westin Montreal - San Antoine Room on Wednesday, Aug. 7 for four computer training workshops. The schedule is as follows:

8:00am - 9:45am: Introduction to Data Mining with CART Classification and Regression Trees
(Session ID 209201)

10:00am - 11:45am: Data Mining with TreeNet (Stochastic Gradient Boosting) and Random Forests
(Session ID 209202)

1:00pm - 2:45pm: Introduction to Modern Regression Analysis Techniques: Linear, Logistic, Nonlinear, Regularized, GPS (Generalized Path Seeker), Lars, Lasso, Elastic Net, and MARS (Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines)
(Session ID 209203)

3:00pm - 4:45pm: Applied Data Mining Analysis: A Step-by-Step Introduction Using Real-World Data Sets
(Session ID 209204)

Get a sneak peak at the presentation slides here!

Salford Systems will also host an exhibit booth at JSM. To schedule a time to meet with Dr. Steinberg, please contact Lisa Solomon at or by phone at 619-543-8880.

Topics: training, big data, Regression, Tutorial