Data Science

What’s driving a predictive analytics tool?

Over the last few posts, I’ve talked broadly about predictive analytics and higher education. While there are many great insights gained by using predictive analytics, you need to consider the data science driving the solution. Is it based on linear regression or is it machine [...]

By | 2017-11-01T15:43:34+00:00 October 25, 2017|Data Science|

The Art of Data Science

Much of what I do at Othot is focused around algorithms and data. Implementing the appropriate machine learning algorithms is important in order to build models and generate predictions. At the same time, it is important to have sufficient data when building these models. Each [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:20+00:00 April 24, 2016|Data Science|

Best-Laid Plans

There is a saying, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The saying comes from a poem by Scottish poet Robert Burns. The saying means that no matter how hard you plan, things still don’t work out. I think of this saying [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:21+00:00 January 31, 2016|Data Science|

How “Accurate” is Accuracy?

A classification model works to identify to which of a group of categories a record belongs. Binary classification is a type of classification model, operating to identify which of two classes a record belongs to (frequently a yes/no classification). The model is built using historical [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:21+00:00 December 27, 2015|Data Science|