Annual Forum

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The IHBI team is glad to bring you another year of interesting speakers and topics at the 14th Annual Advanced Analytics and Predictive Modeling Forum! The topic this year will encompass the mistakes and ethical boundaries associated with Big Data, analytics, and visualization, and ways we can correct and prevent these from occurring. If you​ missed the "save the date" email from us and need your contact information updated or if you have any other forum-related questions, please email us at ihbi@cmich.edu.​ The presentations from last year's forum are available to view at by clicking here.

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Featuring​ John Elder, Ph.D.

​We're very excited to feature Dr. John Elder at this year's forum! He will be presenting two sessions at the event: "Top 10 Analytic Mistakes" and "Target Shuffling (to Save Science)". For more information about Dr. Elder, you can read a brief biography below:​


Twenty years ago, John Elder founded Elder Research, America's largest and most experienced analytics consultancy.  With offices in Charlottesville VA, Baltimore MD, and Washington DC, they've solved hundreds of challenges for commercial and government clients by extracting actionable knowledge from all types of data.  Dr. Elder co-authored 3 books -- on practical data mining, ensembles, and text mining -- two of which won "book of the year" awards.  John has created data mining tools, was a discoverer of ensemble methods, chairs international conferences, and is a popular workshop and keynote speaker. 

Dr. Elder earned Engineering degrees from Rice and UVA, where he's an Adjunct Professor.  He was named by President Bush to serve 5 years on a panel to guide technology for national security.  Lastly, John is grateful to be a follower of Christ and the father of five.​


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