November 2017 Meeting

November 2017 Meeting

Friday November 10th, Save The Date!

Our annual fall meeting is around the corner. Please make a note on your calendar and plan to join us for some educational talks and an opportunity to network.

We will be meeting at Yale School of Public Health, Institute for Excellence, Room 157 which is located at 300 George St, New Haven CT 06510.

The morning begins with coffee and networking at 8:30, and the talks will start at 9:00. We are still working on the full agenda, but we are pleased to announce the following confirmed talk:

Featured presentation by Melodie Rush, SAS

Proven Practices for Predictive Modeling

In our ongoing quest for “analytics excellence,” what are some of the strategies and  tactics that analytics practitioners can consider not only for individual predictive modeling projects, but for increasing the value and importance of analytics in our organizations? This presentation will share some of the common strategies, attributes, processes and best practices of the most successful organizations. Best practices will include considerations for an overall analytics process and the discrete steps of building a predictive model, such as data preparation and sampling; input (variable) examination, selection and transformation; model selection and validation; and more.

Melodie Rush is the Statistician for the Customer Loyalty Team at SAS. She received her BS in statistics and her MS in management with a technical option in statistics from North Carolina State University. Before joining SAS in 1996, Rush worked for Research Triangle Institute as a statistician. Her responsibilities included implementing national and local surveys of various topics, such as health care, employee benefits and drug abuse.

As part of her research, she has published work for both the American Statistical Association and the American Public Health Association. After joining SAS, Rush has developed presentations and methodology for doing many types of analysis, including data mining, forecasting, data exploration and visualization, quality control and marketing. She has spent the last 15 years helping companies identify and solve problems in each of these analytical areas.

SAS will be handling the registration for this meeting.

Please check this space again soon as more details become available. Looking forward to see you there!


Please note that there is no free parking around Yale and the closest garage is the Crown Street Parking Garage.

Park New Haven – Crown Street Garage page

Rates are $4/1st hr and $3/hr after that.

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