November 3, 2020
Dr. William Goodrum to Speak at University of Florida
November 3, 2020
October 8, 2020
John Elder will present "Skill, Luck, or Torture? How to Tell if Your Result is Real" at the Data Science Connect conference on October 8, 2020. Hosted by AWS, the conference includes four tracks: Data Scientists, Data Executives, Industry, and Demos and Applications. Register for the virtual conference.
October 15, 2020
Elder Research Senior Data Scientist Daniel Brannock will speak about "Tyranny of Coincidence; When Spurious Relationships In Data Appear Significant" on a webinar hosted by KNIME on October 15, 2020. The push for organizations to incorporate analytics can result in rushed analyses with unreliable insights, even when many established best practices have been followed. A common root cause is what we refer to as the Tyranny of Coincidence, where spurious relationships in data appear significant.
In this webinar we will discuss some of the techniques we count on to avoid the Tyranny of Coincidence—target shuffling, robust combinations of cross-validation and hold out data, feature engineering, and more—with practical examples in KNIME. Register for the webinar
September 26, 2020
John Elder will present "How to Tell if Your Market Timing System Will Work: A New Measure of Model Quality" at the Asia-Pacific Financial Evolution: AI, Machine Learning, and Sentiment Analysis online conference on September 25, 2020. Hosted by UNICOM, each speaker will present a short talk then gather for an interactive panel discussion, providing an opportunity for remote delegates to actively participate, communicate through Q&As, and network with peers and panelists. Watch a promotional video for this talk here.
June 4, 2020
John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at Machine Learning Week on "The Deadly Dozen: The Top 12 Analytics Mistakes and the Techniques to Defeat Them" in Las Vegas on June 4, 2020.
August 28, 2020
Tom Shafer, PH.D.
Lead Data Scientist Dr. Thomas Shafer will present “Stay at Home, or at Least Tread Lightly: Using County-Level Data to Study the Effectiveness of COVID-19 Policy” at the Data Science Conference on COVID-19 on August 28, 2020. The virtual conference will showcase open source technology and code used to model and analyze the COVID-19 pandemic and will highlight best practices in replicable and reproducible science. Presentations will explore epidemic models of the virus and the pandemics affect on the economy, transportation, the environment, the society and beyond.
August 12, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding, our CEO Gerhard Pilcher began receiving questions about information circulating in the media about the spread and impact of COVID-19. In response, the company published a series of briefs to help businesses make sense of the data and use the information for business planning. Gerhard will share a summary of the briefs and some key takeaways at an online event hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council on August 12, 2020. There is no cost to register. Learn more and register here.
October 26-28, 2020
Elder Research will co-present a paper on "Strategy and Application of New Technologies for Asset Management and Predictive Maintenance of Hydro Units" with Sira Kvina at the HYDRO 2020 |Strategies for Future Progress conference. This paper will include the findings from Elder Research London's year-long engagement to build machine learning models to predict faults within generator and turbine systems. The conference will be held in Strasbourg, France on October 26-28, 2020 and will bring together delegates from around the world to focus on the most relevant topics facing the hydro sector today.
July 2, 2020
John Elder will join Prof. Hersh Shefrin, Prof. Gautam Mitra, and Robert Passarella as expert panelists at the Finance Industry Challenge of Covid-19: Defending with Data, Statistics, Analytics and Visualization on July 2, 2020. Hosted by UNICOM, each speaker will present a short talk then gather for an interactive panel discussion, providing an opportunity for remote delegates to actively participate, communicate through Q&As, and network with peers and panelists.
September 9-10, 2020
John Elder has been invited to participate in the U.S. Comptroller General’s Forum on “Governance and Accountability of Artificial Intelligence” to be held on September 9-10, 2020.
June 12, 2020
Lead Data Scientist Wayne Folta will be one of the instructors for the "Analyzing and Modeling Coronavirus Data" course offered by Statistics.com starting June 12, 2020. The course will cover both epidemiological models and statistical models used to forecast COVID-19 pandemic data. The course is for statistically literate health science professionals, and statistical research professionals who need to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is being modeled.
June 24, 2020
John Elder will present on "Even Powerful Science will Fail without Innovative and Honest Culture" at the Army/DSA Innovation Council on June 24, 2020.
April 2, 2020
Jeff Deal will lecture on "Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare" to the nursing students at Clemson University on April 2, 2020. The lecture will explore using big data, machine learning, predictive analytics, and Artificial Intelligence in health care.
February 27, 2020
Dr. William Goodrum will be a panelist at Debate Night: Data Privacy in a Sensor-filled World hosted by the Science Policy Initiative at the University of Virginia on February 27, 2020 at the UVA Link Lab.
April 13, 2020
John Elder will lecture on "What Data Results are Real?" to the MBA students in Professor Bodily’s class "Hot Topics in Analytics" at the the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on April 13, 2020. The lecture will explore how to know if your discovery is real, or luck, or a result of torturing the data until it confessed.
June 1, 2020
John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at Machine Learning Week on "The Best of Predictive Analytics: Core Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques" in Las Vegas on June 1, 2020.
December 11, 2019
Joel Góngora, Christopher Hase, Trent Bradberry, & Samuel Ballerini
Data Scientists Joel Góngora, Christopher Hase, Trent Bradberry, Samuel Ballerini and co-author HP Marshall (Professor from Boise State University) will present a paper on "Applications of Deep Learning and Domain Adaptation to the Study of Mountain Snow" at the American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco on December 11, 2019.
December 3, 2019
John Elder will speak to students attending an NC State Institute for Advanced Analytics Employer Information Session about the "Top 3 Innovations I’ve Seen" and Elder Research's mission, values, and what it looks like to work at Elder Research on December 3, 2019.
October 15, 2019
John Elder will be teaching a 1-day workshop at Predictive Analytics World for Business on "The Best of Predictive Analytics: Core Machine Learning and Data Science Techniques" in London on October 15, 2019.
October 5, 2019
October 5, 2019
Jeff Deal will join other local data science authors in a panel discussion at the Data Community DC Meetup to discuss what it takes to get published. The meet-up is part of Data Science Week and will be held at The George Washington University on October 5, 2019.
September 27-28, 2019
September 27-28, 2019
Elder Research will sponsor beCamp 2019 Charlottesville hosted by Piedmont Virginia Community College on September 27-28, 2019. Elder Research Data Engineer Todd Gerdy will emcee the event. beCamp is a tech conference planned by the attendees. You don't need to be an expert in a subject to suggest it for discussion! Anyone interested in technology should attend. Be sure to attend both days to get the most out of the event.
November 5, 2019
Daniel Brannock & Mike Thurber
Daniel Brannock and Mike Thurber will be teaching a workshop on Machine Learning in KNIME at the KNIME Fall Summit in Austin, TX on November 5, 2019. The workshop will explore a collection of critical, yet sometimes rushed or overlooked, machine learning concepts and how they can be implemented in KNIME.
September 19, 2019
September 19, 2019
Robert Han and Larry Koskinen, HUD Chief Risk Officer, will speak at the Internal Control & Fraud Prevention Training on Integrating Fraud Risk Management (FRM) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). The panelists will offer insight on the commonalities and differences between FRM and ERM requirements and how to integrate them.
October 16, 2019
John Elder will deliver a talk "Against All Odds: The Slow, Startling Triumph of Reverend Bayes" at the Data Driven Business conference in London on October 16, 2019.