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If a Tree Falls in a LogicForest... An Introduction to Logic Regression

For our next Meetup, John Dennison will be discussing Logic Regression, a 10-year-old technique that blends aspects of decision trees with linear regression.

Socializing starts at 6:30, and the presentation at 7:00!

Blurb:

With an absolute blur of possible machine learning techniques out there, it can be difficult to know even where to start. I hope to share some thoughts useful to settle upon an approach. That is, what are the questions that you ask yourself when settling on a specific technique? Using some of these ideas, we will be exploring tools for learning with binary predictors. This will include an introduction to Logic Regression, simulated annealing and an ensemble technique implemented in R called LogicForest.

Bio:

John Dennison is a Data Product Developer for AcuStream LLC, a healthcare software start-up in McLean, VA. While reletively new to the machine learning world, he has taken the dive into nerdy world of data science and is not looking back. He is also despises thinly titled talks.

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