Pratt Professional Masters Seminar Series
Friday, February 27, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
Dr. Radhika Kulkarni, SAS Institute
Big Data, Analytics, Data-driven decisions, predictive modeling, machine learning and so on. All these terms have become ubiquitous in our daily lives. We hear about applications of neural networks or logistic regression in multiple industries even on our daily commute to work. Does this mean that we have overcome all the challenges in successful applications of analytics to solving complex business problems? Far from it! This presentation will describe some of the challenges in the context of specific business problems. Addressing them will be important as opportunities for automated large scale modeling continue to grow in areas such as digital marketing, event stream processing involving sensor data, large scale forecasting in many diverse industries and many other applications. Dr. Radhika Kulkarni is Vice President of Advanced Analytics R&D at SAS Institute Inc. She oversees software development in many analytical areas including Statistics, Operations Research, Econometrics, Forecasting and Data Mining. Dr. Kulkarni has a Master¿s in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and a Master¿s and Ph.D in Operations Research from Cornell University.