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Open Data Group ( and University of Chicago (
C-Level, Professor
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Predictive Modeling
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Robert Grossman is the Founder and a Partner of Open Data Group. Open Data offers consulting services so that companies can build predictive models over big data. He also leads a big data research group at the University of Chicago. He is a Faculty Member and Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute and the Institute for Genomics & Systems Biology.
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In Analytics, It's the Actions That Matter

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

In this note, let’s define analytics as the analysis of data in order to take actions. (This is a narrow definition of analytics, but one that is useful here.) If you don't have day to day work experience with analytics, it is easy to have the mistaken impression that analytics is only about data and statistical models.

Although understanding data and developing statistical models is certainly an important component of an analytic project, this is just one aspect of… Continue

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At 6:25pm on October 13, 2008, Alex Guazzelli said…
Hi Bob! Thanks for joining. Please, make sure you also join the PMML group. Thanks! Alex

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