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Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation
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Early Bird Deadline of February 14th:
Register Now and Save!

Conference Highlights

--Opening Session (March 29, 7PM): “Lesser-Known Gems in Breiman's
Celebrating the lifetime achievements of data mining visionary and
world-renowned statistician Leo Breiman and focusing on some of
Breiman's lesser-known innovations that will be influential in the future.

--State-of-the-Art Research from Leading Academic Institutions:
Presentations by Adele Cutler, co-creator of Random Forests, and Richard
Olshen, Chief, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Health Research
and Policy, Stanford and CART co-creator.

--Networking Opportunities with Business and Technology Peers:
Attendees at Prior Conferences included The International Monetary Fund,
Barnes and Noble, Pfizer, Union Bank, Wells Fargo, Ciphergen, Stanford
Linear Accelerator, Johns Hopkins Medical School, UC Berkeley, Cold
Spring Harbor Laboratory, Novartis, Columbia University School of Public
Health, Harvard Medical School, HSBC, International Steel
Group(Bethlehem Steel), Cap Gemini, AT&T Labs-Research, and

--Pre-Conference Training (March 27-29):
In-depth courses available for attendees who are new to data mining.
Advanced Data Miners: Sharpen your expertise! Expect to pick up tips and
advice you will never find in books or articles; bring your own data if
you can.

--Conference Sessions Include Mini-Tutorials:
-----“Combining Linear and Non-Linear Modeling Techniques: Getting the
Best of Two Worlds”
-----“Overcoming Obstacles of Publishing in the Best Journals:
Explaining the Value of Data Mining to a Resistant Audience”

--Real-World Case Study Presentations by Daily Practitioners:
Highlighting some of the Topics:
-----“A Comparison of Data Mining Methods Used to Predict Insurance Fraud”
-----“A Systematic Variable Selection Method with Application to CART
Credit Risk Models”
-----“Anticipating Customer Satisfaction in a Customer Support
Environment, Identifying Customers Needing More Focused Attention”
-----“Application of CART in Improving Customer Retention: An example
from a Healthcare Insurance Firm”
-----“Classification and Regression Tree (CART) Analysis to Identify
at Low-Risk for Injury Following Trauma”
-----“Competition Wins: Novel and Creative Use of Data Mining to Win
Three Top Data Mining Competitions”
-----“Creating a Fairer Hospital Payment System for Medical Costs in
Israel, a Stepping Stone to a More Equitable and Fairer Prospective
Payment System”
-----“Data Mining: How the World Has Changed Because of Data Mining”
-----“Developing Predictive Models, a Comparison of Standard Regression
and Data Mining Methods: Case Studies Related to Obesity and In-hospital
Mortality, A Comparison of Data Mining Methods versus Standard
Regression Techniques (MARS vs OLS)”
-----“Event Planning at IBM: a Scientific Way to Invite Companies to
Attend Events Through Data Mining”
-----“How We Can Model Life Before Birth: A Pathologist’s Point of View”
-----“Investment: Using Data Mining Tools to Explore Complexity in
Financial Markets for Profit”
-----“Microarrays: Training Microarrays to Measure DNA Copy Number”
-----“More Recent Work on Tree-Structured Methods”
-----“Mortgage: "Data Mining for Statistical Analysis of MLS (Multiple
Listing) and Tax Assessor Data”
-----“Survey Analysis: Data Mining versus Standard Statistical Analysis
for Better Analysis of Survey Responses”
-----“The Genetics of Complex Disease, Application of Tree-Based Methods
to Finding Genotypes and Various Interactions”
-----“TreeNet Advantages in a Complex Applied Development: Example from
the Banking Industry”
-----“Using CART to Improve Customer Retention, an Example in the
Insurance Industry”
-----“What is the Value of an Improvement in Default Prediction:
Insights from using CART, MARS and TreeNet: Example from the Banking

We invite you to join us from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, March
29th for a Welcome Reception preceding the Opening Session

Early Bird Deadline is February 14th. Register now and save!

Lisa Solomon
(619) 543-8880