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Scott Mongeau's Blog – August 2014 Archive (3)

Excuse me, do you speak fraud? Network graph analysis for fraud detection and mitigation

Original blog post on, by Scott Mongeau.


Executive summary

Network analysis offers a new set of techniques to tackle the persistent and growing problem of complex fraud. Network…


Added by Scott Mongeau on August 19, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Tell me… how ugly is your bad data?

Original blog posted on

The adage ‘garbage-in-garbage-out’ is an analytics mantra so ingrained it has its own shorthand: GIGO. Yet, in the mad, blind rush toward all things ‘big data’, there is the danger of sidelining the crucial-but-dreary topic of data quality, to which GIGO refers.

While data quality is not as ‘sexy’ as big data, anyone who wants…


Added by Scott Mongeau on August 15, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Network analytics: more than pretty pictures

Originally posted on

Network analysis is a rapidly growing analytics domain propelled by the explosion of interest in social networking. The methods rest upon much older foundations in the realms of statistics and social science. Euler’s graph theory was proposed in the early 18th century and Moreno established the foundations for…


Added by Scott Mongeau on August 15, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

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