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March 7th 2014: Data Science, Data Mining, and Advanced Analytics

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Q1 2014 St. Louis Area TDWI Chapter Meeting

ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS

Dear St. Louis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI St. Louis Chapter meeting on                       Friday, March 7, 2014. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speakers will be DW/BI end-users reporting on their success and lessons learned implementing various BI tools or projects. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

When:

Friday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Where:

 

BJC Learning Center
8300 Eager Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144

This event is free of charge and open to all interested BI/DW professionals. Breakfast will be provided.

Topic:

"Actionable Analytics" by Perry Drake, Academic Director and Assistant Professor in Marketing at UMSL

"Data Science and Entrepreneurship at simMachines"
by Arnoldo Muller-Molina, Founder of simMachines

"Healthcare Analytics: Data Mining of EMRs" by Leslie McIntosh, Director of Clinical Informatics at Washington University


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Agenda:

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Paul Boal, Chapter President

9:00 – 9:40 a.m.

Session 1:
"Actionable Analytics" by Perry Drake, Academic Director and Assistant Professor in Marketing at UMSL

 

Abstract:
Perry Drake will present on the business implications of advanced analytics and data mining, and how specific techniques are applied in various industries to better understand and even predict customer behavior.

9:40 – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 - 10:40 a.m.

Session 2:
"Data Science and Entrepreneurship at simMachines" by Arnoldo Muller-Molina, Founder of simMachines

 

Abstract:
Arnoldo Muller-Molina will talk about his experience as a data scientist in the context of applying similarity search to a wide array of problems. We have applied our techniques to the fields of Internet security, fashion, rocket science, advertisement recommendations, and computational biology. At simMachines, we try to combine science and entrepreneurship when implementing our solutions: state of the art technology that provides business value to our customers.

10:40 – 10:50 a.m.

Short Break

10:50 - 11:30 a.m.

Session 3:
"Healthcare Analytics: Data Mining of EMRs" by Leslie McIntosh, Director of Clinical Informatics at Washington University

 

Abstract:
In a joint partnership between BJC and Washington University, we have aggregated the most common data elements in the electronic medical record. This includes 20 years of data and five million patients to be used for approved research and QA/QI initiatives. A software tool, CIDER was developed to make the data accessible.
This talk will present an overview of the data repository and current workflows as well as two use cases. The first use case covers using NLP to extract information (e.g. illicit drug use) from medical documents, while the second demonstrates an analytic approach to determine chronic diseases associated with having multiple CT scans.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Raffles and Closing Remarks

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Bios of Presenters

Perry Drake
Perry Drake is the Academic Director and Assistant Professor in Marketing at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Arnoldo J. Muller-Molina
Arnoldo J. Muller-Molina is the founder of simMachines: a similarity search and pattern recognition startup. He has successfully applied similarity search techniques to solve complex biological questions at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Germany, and published several peer-reviewed articles related to similarity search data structures and applications. He obtained a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan with a Monbusho scholarship where he specialized in software similarity analysis for intellectual property protection, similarity search data structures and pattern recognition. Before becoming a scientist, he spent several years at Intel writing data processing software.

Leslie McIntosh
Leslie serves as the Director of Clinical informatics within the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Washington University overseeing the implementation and adoption of ClinPortal, a CBMI developed clinical database repository, and CIDER, a software application allowing access to the aggregated patient electronic medical records from Washington University School of Medicine and the BJC hospital system.  She holds a Masters in Public Health with an emphasis in biostatistics and epidemiology in addition to a Ph.D. in epidemiology.

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