Elder Research is a nationwide leader in data mining, predictive analytics, and text mining consulting. Drawing from experience in multiple industries, Elder Research brings cutting-edge technology into front-line practice to achieve high return on investment. As a result, Elder Research data scientists and experts are frequently interviewed by various media sources, and Elder Research has been featured in numerous publications and broadcasts over the years.
John Elder was quoted in KDnuggets article "Data Science, Predictive Analytics Main Developments in 2016 and Key Trends for 2017". Key themes included the polling failures in 2016 US Elections, Deep Learning, IoT, greater focus on value and ROI, and increasing adoption of predictive analytics by the "masses" of industry. [December 13, 2016]
Carl Hoover, Director and Senior Scientist, Defense and Intelligence, will moderate the "Using Big Data and Predictive Analytics to Forecast Future World Events" panel discussion at the 4th annual Big Data for Intelligence Symposium. [November 29, 2016]
Jeff Deal was quoted in RCMAnswers' article by Sarianne Gruber who covered the covered the healthcare expert panel session "Predictive Analytics in Healthcare: What's Behind the Slow Adoption?". In the article she shares some of the thoughts expressed by the guest experts: Martin Kohn, MD, Chief Medical Scientist at Sentrian, Wasim Malik, Ph.D. from the Harvard/MIT Laboratory for Neuromotor Signal Processing, and Nephi Walton, MD, from the Washington University School of Medicine and co-founder of Brain Spin, about their personal views, experiences and challenges. [November 22, 2016]
LeAnna Kent's article "Data Story Telling: Bringing Life to Your Data" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [November 22, 2016]
John Elder was quoted in the TechTarget article "Presidential Election Predictions Cast Doubt on Data Analysis" about how Donald Trump's surprise presidential election win has media and pollsters soul-searching on the predictive power of data. [November 11, 2016]
Data Scientist Andy Janaitis' article "Managing Shifting Priorities in Exploratory Data Science Projects" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [October 28, 2016]
Miriam Friedel, PhD participated on a panel of Data Science experts at BigDataNYC 2016 conference in New York to look behind the data science curtain and reveal how to clear the murky waters of the data science world. Watch the full video here. [September 27, 2016]
Project Manager and Data Scientist Alan Briggs discusses the new Associate Certified Analytics Professional (aCAPTM) program at KDnuggets. The program is managed by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and enables employers to easily identify top young analytics talent. [September 27, 2016]
- John Elder was awarded an honorary appointment as a Visiting Executive Lecturer at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia for the 2016-2017 academic year. [September 19, 2016]
- Data Scientist Ryan McGibony’s article “The Danger of Playing It Safe" has been published on the PA Times. [September 12, 2016]
- RightShip recently introduced Qi, a next generation vetting tool that uses predictive analytics to improve maritime safety and sustainability. RightShip selected Elder Research to validate the model's performance. Watch the video. [August 1, 2016]
- William Proffitt’s article “Taking Action on Technical Success: A Fable of Data Science and Consequences” has been published In the Predictive Analytics Times. [June 12, 2016]
- John Elder presented the "Top Five Technical Tricks to Try when Trapped" for a Data Science Central webinar on June 7, 2016. View the webinar here. [July 11, 2016]
- Brittany Pugh's article “Women in Data Science” has been published on the PA Times website for June. [June 6, 2016]
- John Elder provides insight along with 37 other big data influencers on exciting current trends in "Big Data" analytics in a blog post from Valuence Analytics. [June 4, 2016]
- Miriam Friedel, PhD gave a guest lecture in the Astronomy Department at the University of Virginia. She spoke to the students in ASTR 4140 about career options for undergraduates and graduate students in technical fields. [April 28, 2016]
- Robert Pitney's article, "Mid-Life Journey to Data Science" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [March 2, 2016]
- John Elder was interviewed by the Cavalier Daily on choosing to stay in Charlottesville after graduating from the University of Virginia. [March 2nd, 2016]
- Ozan Ersoy participated in the halftime show at the Washington Wizards' Turkish Heritage Night. [February 24, 2016]
- John Elder was quoted in the New York Times article "U.S. to Further Scour Social Media Use of Visa and Asylum Seekers" as an expert on data-mining. [February 23, 2016]
- William Burton was featured in a video by wralsportsfan.com for his research project predicting NFL plays. William attended Super Bowl 50 Media Day to discuss his project as well as the future of football. [February 5, 2016]
- Bryan Jones' article, "Why Do We Stop Asking Why?" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [February 1, 2016]
- The recent work of William Burton, which can allow NFL teams to predict the next offensive play, has been the topic of much discussion lately in places such as Wired, Discovery News, Newsweek, and Science Daily to name a few. Mr Burton will be discussing this work at the upcoming Super Bowl 50 Opening Night. [January 5, 2016]
- Andrew Lutes' article, "Netflix, Dark Knowledge, and Why Simpler Can Be Better" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [December 22, 2015]
- John Elder was listed 3rd on “10 Influential data scientists and why you should follow them on Twitter” by Tech Beacon. [December 4, 2015]
- Kenny Darrell was quoted in the Creator article entitled "Get that Cool Job: Data Miner". [November 29, 2015]
- Kenny Darrell's article, "The Quest for Unicorns" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [November 13, 2015]
- John Elder has been named as 1 of 8 visiting scholars at James Madison University for the Spring semester of 2016. [October 20, 2015]
- Bryan Jones was the subject of the FCW article entitled, "USPS OIG vet: Analytics can make audits help, not hurt". [October 14, 2015]
- Sean Robinson was named as Program Chair of the 5th Annual Predictive Analytics World for Government conference that will be held in Washington, D.C. [October 13-16, 2015]
- John Elder spoke twice and was interviewed at Predict 2015 in Dublin. Excerpts from each appear in this video, where John speaks on the value of three types of teams: data science collaborative teams vs. hiring “unicorns”, the consulting value of collaborating with colleagues and clients, and the predictive value of ensembles (or teams) of models. [October 13, 2015]
- Zach Beaver's article, "Good Predictions != Good Decisions" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [October 13, 2015]
- Jeff Deal was named General Chair for this year's Predictive Analytics World for Healthcare conference. [September 27, 2015]
- John Elder was quoted in Silicon Republic's article entitled As data grows exponentially, is analysis keeping up? Thoughts from Predict 2015. [September 16, 2015]
- John Elder has been awarded an honorary appointment as a Visiting Executive Lecturer at the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia for the 2015-2016 academic year. [September 10, 2015]
- William Proffitt's article, "Empathy and Data Science: A Fable of Near-Success" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [September 3, 2015]
- Ryan McGibony's article, "Be a Data Detective" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [June 30, 2015]
- Kenny Darrell's article "Space Alien Eager to Convey Thoughts on Data Science" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [June 9, 2015]
- Andrew Brooks' article, "From Code to Reports with knitr & Markdown" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [May 13, 2015]
- Todd Grabowsky's article, "Visualizations Get Some Snap from R Shiny" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [April 7, 2015]
- John Elder was quoted in the Fronetics article entitled, "Avoid the 3 Most Common Snags of Predictive Analytics" and in the Search Business Analytics article entitled, "Keys to avoiding pitfalls on analytical models: testing, relevancy". [April 6, 2018]
- Andrew Lutes' article, "Charlie Batch and the Cost of Obfuscation" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [March 9, 2015]
- Drs. Elder and Fast wrote a research brief entitled "10 Levels of Analytics" for the International Institute of Analytics. Every technical project involves some sort of analytics, ranging from simply reporting key facts, to predicting new events. Here, we define ten increasingly sophisticated levels of analytics so that teams can assess where they stand and to what they aspire. Along the way, we clarify definitions of three types of analytic inquiry and four categories of modeling technology. [February 25, 2015]
- Jeff Deal was quoted in Healthcare Finance News' article entitled, "Baptist Health sees big payoff using predictive analytics". [February 11, 2015]
- Kenny Darrell's article "The Three Legged Stool of an Analytics Project" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [February 7, 2015]
- John Elder spoke at an International Students Inc. event on "The heavens declare the glory of God": a data science look at the miracle of existence. [January 21, 2015]
- John Elder's article "It is a Mistake to... Answer Every Inquiry" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. [January 12, 2015]
- Kenny Darrell was mentioned in a recent Neo4j post, 'What’s New in RNeo4j?' for his contributions to RNeo4j. [December 17, 2014]
- Elder Research was mentioned in The Washington Post's article entitled "HHS adds new class of 'entrepreneurs-in-residence' [December 8th, 2014]
- John Elder was quoted in EContent Magazine's article entitled Predictive Analytics: Staying Ahead of Your Customers. [November 3, 2014]
- Gerhard Pilcher and Kenny Darrell's article "Haystacks and Needles: Anomaly Detection" was published in Predictive Analytics Times. Click here to download now. [October 8, 2014]
- Jeff Deal is the Conference Chair for the inaugural Predictive Analytics World – Healthcare conference in Boston . As the chair, Jeff is responsible for establishing the strategic direction for the conference, deciding who the speakers will be, and setting the agenda. [October 6 and 7, 2014]
- John Elder gave a lecture on Predictive Analytics techniques at Darden Business School. The Darden team that best predicted diamond prices was awarded Dr. Elder’s book after the lecture. [September 20, 2014]
- John Elder is the Chair for this year's Predictive Analytics World for Government (PAWGOV). [September 15, 2014]
- Gerhard Pilcher and Sean Robinson are co-program Chairs for this year's Predictive Analytics World for Government (PAWGOV). [September 15, 2014]
- Simeon Fitch was interviewed by Typesafe on the use of Scala and Akka Streams at Elder Research. [August 27, 2014]
- Daniel Bailey was quoted in the DataInformed article titled, "Team Culture, Technology Keys to Resolving Data Discord" [August 20, 2014]
- John Elder was named a "Top Influencer in Data Mining to Follow” by big data made simple. [August 18, 2014]
- Elder Research’s RADR tool was credited with helping the USPS OIG have a "real time overview of risks and possible malpractice”. [August 14, 2014]
- Andrew Fast and John Elder recently published a research brief for The International Institute of Analytics titled:Extracting Value from Unstructured Text. [August 4, 2014]
- Gerhard Pilcher's article "Connecting the Experts with the Data Scientists" was published in Predictive Analytics Times [July 29, 2014]
- Jeff Deal’s book review of Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We live, Work, and Think; was published in the July issue of Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy thought and research. [June 30, 2014]
- Elder Research was mentioned by Dean Abbott in Fortune's article "These big data companies are ones to watch". [June 1, 2014]
- John Elder was the keynote speaker and a panelist for a global pharmaceutical company's Advanced Analytics Summit. The expert panel included Gary Angel (Earnst & Young), David Dickey (NC State), and Paul LeVine (Trialcard). [May 1, 2014]
- John Elder's article "10 Practical Actions that Could Improve Your Model" was published in the Predictive Analytics Times [April 28, 2014]
- John Elder was featured in the article "Breakthrough: How to Avert Analytics’ Most Treacherous Pitfall" by Eric Siegel in Predictive Analytics Times. [March 1, 2014]
- David Williams, Inspector General of the U.S.Postal Service Office of Inspector General, an Elder Research client, wins the Federal 100 Award. [February 28, 2014]
- The article, "Predictive Analytics' New Wave" on GARP.org, features Elder Research and John Elder, on the topic of Big Data. [January 30, 2014]
- John Elder was interviewed on the importance of target shuffling in 3 Ways to Test the Accuracy of Your Predictive Models by Victoria Garment of Software Advice. [January 29, 2014]
- Elder Research's Andrew Fast has been named to the American Bar Association Big Data Committee. [January 15, 2014]
Ben Bullard creates new US Squash ranking system which is 10% more effective at predicting winners of matches than previous system. [December 12, 2013]
John Elder's 3rd article in a series of 11 titled "It is a Mistake to Rely on One Technique" was published on PATimes. [October 23, 2013]
John Elder quoted in Digital Trends Article. The article, entitled "What’s the NSA picking out of your phone calls? Just ‘unvolunteered truths’" also features quotes from ERI partners Eric Siegel and Dean Abbot. [August 31, 2013]
- John Elder's second article "It is a Mistake to Focus On Training Results", part of a series of 11 common data mining mistakes, was published on PATimes. [August 28, 2013]
Gerhard Pilcher's second Big Data article published on Predictive Analytics Times [August 27, 2013]
Dr. John Elder Interviewed for ComputerWorld article. Read the article entitled, "No, it doesn't cause cancer: The fatal error behind junk science" here. [August 27, 2013]
Alan Briggs presented "Higher Order Leadership for Data Science Teams: Herding Cats and Leading Elephants" at INFORMS in Minneapolis on [August 26, 2013]
For his contributions to the teaching program, John Elder was appointed an honorary Visiting Executive Lecturer at the Darden Business School by Associate Dean Kirby Armentrout. [August 1, 2013]
Elder Research representatives were interviewed for a Computerworld feature story. View the article starring Jeff Deal and Elder Research partner Dean Abbott at computerworld.com titled "12 Predictive Analytics Screw-ups -- Make These Mistakes and You Won't Need an Algorithm to Predict the Outcome." The article is also featured in Spanish at cio.com. [July 27, 2013]
Elder Research was featured in video about the DATA Act Demo Day on Capitol Hill [June 16, 2013]
USPS OIG's data analytics models and RADR Visualization Tool built by Elder Research was featured in Federal Computer Week. View the article featuring Elder Research's work here. [June 10, 2013]
- As a guest for SAP Radio's "Coffee Break with Game Changers", John Elder discussed predictive analytics' role in the financial world. Listen to the podcast entitled "The New CFO Agenda 3.0: Tying Predictive to Financial Performance". [June 4, 2013]
- Elder Research presented about RADR at the DATA Act Demo Day on Capitol Hill on Thursday, May 16 hosted by Congressman Issa, Chairman of House Oversight Committee. [May 16, 2013]
- Isaiah Goodall, Director of Business Development at Elder Research, was mentioned in this FCW article about the DATA Act Demo Day hosted by Congressman Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. [May 16, 2013]
A paper by Simeon Fitch was presented at the 2012 American Society of Engineers Turbo Expo in Copenhagen, Denmark, received the Best Paper Award from the Structures & Dynamics Committee. [May 14, 2013]
- John Elder was featured as one of the "10 Most Influential People in Data Analytics" on the Deep Data Mining Blog. [May 13, 2013]
- Simeon Fitch and Ben Guseman's software development work was given an attribution in the paper, Effectively Using Affective Gestures, co-written by Michael Schultz, Assistant Professor of Music at McMaster University and Director of MAPLE (Music, Acoustics, Perception & LEarning) Lab. Clickhere for more information on their research. [March 26, 2013]
- Bryan Jones, director of the data analytics group at the Postal Service Office of Inspector General, was interviewed recently by Federal News Radio:"New data analytics tool gives Postal Service IG head start on cases". Elder Research has had the opportunity to work with Bryan and the Postal Service IG for the past few years providing advanced analytics services and visualization tools. [February 14, 2013]
- Practical Text Mining and Statistical Analysis for Non-Structured Text Data Applications, co-authored by Elder Research's John Elder and Andrew Fast, was awarded the 2012 American Publishers PROSE (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) award for Computing and Information Sciences! The PROSE awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing. [February 8, 2013]
- John Elder was featured on the Data Innovation Day blog in a post titled "5 Q's on Data Innovation with John Elder" [January 23, 2013]
- John Elder was quoted in an International Institute for Analytics press release titled "Landmark Data Scientist Study Reveals Benchmarks to Guide Hiring & Retention" [January 23, 2013]
- Elder Research published an internal press release, authored by one of our very own aspiring Onion News staff writers: "In a stunning turn of events, Dr. Andrew Fast was made Chief Scientist today of leading Analytics consultancy Elder Research. "I've really been acting Chief for a long time", says the new Jeffe. "It's about time somebody noticed." Deposed Chief John Elder was initially unavailable for comment, and was last seen lumbering down a basketball court." (Click here to view the full press release.) [November 21, 2012]
- John Elder and Bryan Jones were interviewed for Computer World's article "Predictive analytics go to work" [October 8, 2012]
- Data Informed drew from John Elder's plenary talk at PAW-Boston for their article titled "A Role for People in the Machine Learning Algorithms of Predictive Analytics." [October 3, 2012]
- 11Ants Analytics signed Elder Research as US reseller for predictive analytics software products. Read the Media Release here. [October 2, 2012]
- The Washington Examiner published an article "Analytics takes center stage" about the Predictive Analytics World-Government conference in Washington, DC, chaired by Elder Research Director of Business Development, Isaiah Goodall. [September 17, 2013]
- Antonia de Medinaceli was interviewed by Data Informed for their article titled "New York Police and Microsoft Turn Crime Prevention Analytics Into Service Offering." [August 24, 2012]
- Antonia de Medinaceli and Elder Research’s contract fraud model with USPS OIG were featured in this Washington Post article about the DATA Act. [July 10, 2012]
- John Elder and Bryan Jones from USPS OIG, an Elder Research client, were featured in a Computerworld article on "Putting predictive analytics to work". [June 27, 2012]
- Jeff Deal was interviewed about 'Waiting for Perfect Data' [May 22, 2012]
- Elder Research fraud detection tool, RADR, was featured in AGA Federal Data Analytics Report. [May 2012]
- John Elder was interviewed by Business Monthly "Analytics: The Next Tech Boom?" [May 1, 2012]
Prior to 2012
- Videos: "Making the Most of Big Data" with Antonia de Medinaceli and others. "How Predictive Analytics Drive Innovation" with John Elder and others.
- John Elder was featured in the SAS Training Post "6 Questions with Data Mining Expert, John Elder".
- John Elder appeared in the PAW Highlights Video with industry luminaries Dean Abbott, Eric Siegel, Gary Miner, Bill Franks, James Taylor, and others.
- A 2-Page brochure about Practical Text Mining, a new comprehensive text mining resource co-authored by Elder Research's John Elder and Andy Fast, was published.
- John Elder was interviewed for a Tech Target article titled "Q&A: Effective predictive modeling techniques more than a math problem"
- Antonia de Medinaceli was featured in an article by AllAnalytics.com, "Data Mining for Fraud at the US Postal Service".
- Elder Research was referenced in an article from FederalTimes.com, "Software that predicts the future: Does it really help?"
- Antonia de Medinaceli was featured in article by AllAnalytics.com, "Data Mining for Fraud at the US Postal Service".
- Elder Research was referenced in an article from FederalTimes.com, "Software that predicts the future: Does it really help?".
- Elder Research, Inc., announced key partnership with SAS and Teradata to create a business analytics innovation center. As highlighted in the article, this "think tank" stemmed from recognizing "the growing need and challenges businesses face driving operational analytics across enterprises."
- Dr. John Elder was featured in Teradata Magazine article "Small Steps Result in a Giant Leap".
- Dr. John Elder was one of the speakers in the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) Predictions webcast.
- Elder Research Research Scientist Dr. Andrew Fast co-authored a paper that will appear at the 2010 SIAM Conference on Data Mining titled "The Application of Statistical Relational Learning to a Database of Criminal and Terrorist Activity".
- Elder Research Research Scientist Dr. Yi-Rong Zhu co-authored Computational Optimization and Applications' best 2008 paper, titled "An algorithm for the generalized quadratic assignment problem".
- ESPN article: "You want winners? Here's a formula" reported on work done by Elder Research Research Scientist Dr. Andrew Fast. In his research, Dr. Fast found valuable information in the social network of NFL coaches.
- STATISTICA blogged about partnership with Elder Research and included comments from Elder Research VP Dustin Hux about STATISTICA Data Miner.
- John Elder on "The High ROI of Predictive Analytics for Innovative Organizations," March 25, 2009. Blog post by James Taylor; Audio interview by predictiveanalytics.org.
- Elder Research Inc. partnered with Kansas State University to help develop an Internet tool that will monitor diseases worldwide.