Advancements In Regression Generate New Interest In The San Francisco Data Mining Community

SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A fascinating and informative guest presentation entitled "The Evolution of Regression Modeling" was warmly received by the 285-person audience of the San Francisco Data Mining Meetup group on Tuesday, May 20.

Salford Systems' founder and CEO, Dan Steinberg, Ph.D., was invited to give this short history of methods used to solve regression problems after meetup Co-Organizer Todd Holloway, Ph.D., of Trulia, was impressed by the four-part webinar series that Salford Systems had given earlier in the year.

According to the meetup website's post-presentation comments, this was a well-received presentation. One commenter described the talk as a, "Good overview of regression, just as promised. With the addition of interesting anecdotes." Another commenter said, "One of the better meetup talks I've seen!" To view the group's feedback visit the meetup event page.

Although it was only a one-hour presentation (consolidated from a four-hour webinar series), this engaging and practical discussion has shown to be of popular interest among the data mining community. The talk was dense with actionable information about what can be done in a regression problem situation to squeeze out optimal results, and how data scientists can take their modeling to the next level of data mining. The presentation slides are available on the Salford Systems website for those interested in learning more.

"Dan gave the exact mix of math vs. concept I was hoping for the talk," said meetup Co-Organizer Miles McCrocklin. "We do have talks that will dive deep into very specific subjects, and some that just hint at what people are doing without even mentioning the name of an algorithm that they've used. Dan found a way to work right in the middle ground, which I've found to be the ideal for meetups as some of our members are Ph.D.'s and others are business people hoping to learn more about a technical subject."

About SF Meet Up

The SF Data Mining meetup focuses on all aspects of the data pipeline – from data acquisition and big data storage to machine learning and data visualization. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Data-Mining/.

About Salford Systems

Founded in 1983, Salford Systems specializes in providing new generation data mining and choice modeling software and consultation services. Applications in both software and consulting span market research segmentation, direct marketing, fraud detection, credit scoring, risk management, bio-medical research and manufacturing quality control. Industries using Salford Systems products and consultation services include telecommunications, transportation, banking, financial services, insurance, health care, manufacturing, retail and catalog sales, and education. Salford Systems software is installed at more than 3,500 sites worldwide, including 300 major Universities. For more information visit http://www.salford-systems.com or phone 619-543-8880.

Media Contact:

Heather Hinman Salford Systems, 619-543-8880, hhinman@salford-systems.com

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