1:45pm - 2:45pm PLENARY SESSION: Abstract to Concrete: Demystifying the Model Building Process
Monday Sep 15 - Room: Constitution B
Predictive models are often discussed in an almost magical sense. In reality, models end up being countless lines of boring mathematical equations that a computer can understand and use to quickly calculate a model result. Model results can vary from numerical to a classification to a probability to inferences about something. This session walks through the process of marrying a business problem with some data, creating predictive models, and producing a result. The intended audience are those who have wrestled with forming a concrete understanding of predictive models from more general and abstract concepts.