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  • Feb
    12

    Harish Bhat: Building Predictive Models from Data: Examples from Sports and Public Health

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    Title: Building Predictive Models from Data: Examples from Sports and Public Health

    Speaker: Harish Bhat, School of Natural Sciences, UCal-Merced

    Abstract:Many modern problems in the statistical sciences call for predictive, data-driven models. To answer this call in real-world applications, several challenges must be met, including (for instance) non-normality, high-dimensionality, temporal dependence, and imbalanced data. In this talk, I will give two examples that illustrate these problems and corresponding solutions. In the first example, I will present a continuous-time Markov chain model for basketball games. In this model, each state corresponds to a unit of 5 players on the court, and transitions represent substitutions. Naive maximum likelihood estimation yields Markov chains with absorbing states, resulting in poor predictions of playing times for each unit. We develop and apply a sparsity-promoting linear programming method that removes absorbing states, improving long-term predictive performance. In the second example, I will present neural networks to predict adolescent suicide attempts. We train these models using anonymized electronic health records for over 500,000 unique California residents. I will describe a cumulative encoding todeal with patient records of varying length, and I will show how the model's predictive power increases as we obtain more data on an individual patient. For both problems, I will highlight common elements in the end-to-end procedures used to go from data to predictions, and how the results obtained thus far motivate future work.

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    TIME Monday, February 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Feb
    26

    Alexey Snezhko: Emergent Dynamics in Active Spinner Materials

    McCormick-Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

    4:00 PM M416, Technological Institute

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    TIME Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Feb
    26

    Segal Design Leadership Series presents: Every Day is a Prototype

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM McCormick Auditorium, James L Allen Center

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    TIME Monday, February 26, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Mar
    1

    Northwestern Engineering Dean's Seminar Series presents: Blockchain for the Enterprise: So Much More than Cryptocurrencies

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM ITW Classroom, 1-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Mar
    17

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 17, 2018

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  • Mar
    19

    Winter Examinations Begin

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    TIME Monday, March 19, 2018

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  • Mar
    24

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 24, 2018

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  • Apr
    1

    Easter

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    TIME Sunday, April 1, 2018

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