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Introduction to Sequential Analysis

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Introduction to Sequential Analysis


Sequential analysis is a powerful statistical technique used to make decisions with minimal data. Developed by Abraham Wald and Milton Friedman during WWII, it has been used in several applications, including the determination of critical damage to aircraft, medical studies, A/B testing in e-commerce, and the search for the origin of cosmic rays. Although the technique is very easy to implement, in the current marketplace, it is a highly valued skill. In this session, Brian will introduce the sequential analysis technique and suggest some ways to learn more about it.

This talk will be presented by Brian Connolly, Senior Data Science Consultant at Illumination Works. Brian is an experimental high energy physics PhD turned data science & analytics professional. Over the past 10 years Brian has been contributing his data science expertise to industries as diverse as healthcare, retail/e-commerce, and AgTech. He is currently a Senior Consultant at Illumination Works, a Dayton-based company that specializes in providing services related to data analytics, software development, and system integration. While Brian is well-versed in many aspects of data science, he is particularly interested in natural language processing, Bayesian statistics, and MLOps/data engineering. Brian is a hands-on leader, a teacher and a mentor, and an in-demand speaker.

Session will take place 4-5pm, followed by networking 5-6pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

Meetups are hosted the third Wednesday of each month at Union Hall in OTR and feature subject matter experts and enthusiasts in the fields of data and analytics. Please note: we do not meet in December because of the holidays, so the November meetup was the last meetup of 2023.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Illumination Works for providing refreshments. Illumination Works is a trusted technology partner in user-centric digital transformation, delivering impactful business results to clients through a wide range of services including big data information frameworks, data science, data visualization, and application/cloud development, all while focusing the approach on the end-user perspective. For more information, visit their website at
  • InfoTrust, our digital sponsor. If you are looking for a new position, check out their website at they are a great place to work right here in the Cincinnati area.
  • Cintrifuse for providing the space to meet. If you’re a founder looking for support, be sure to visit they're a startup catalyst and innovation hub right here in the greater Cincinnati area.

Transportation options to Union Hall include:

  • Bus: there are over 10 bus stops within a three block radius of Union Hall. These stops are serviced by lines that go to neighborhoods including Walnut Hills, Norwood, Pleasant Ridge, Northside, College Hill, Clifton, Mt. Auburn, Avondale, Finneytown, and others. Bus fare within Hamilton County is $2, and you can plan your trip using the Transit app:
  • Cycling: bike parking is available on the street right outside Union Hall, and bikes are permitted inside Union Hall, if you would prefer to bring your bike inside.
  • Driving: the Mercer Commons Garage is right across the street from Union Hall, and is $4 for 2 hours.

COVID-19 safety measures

Event will be indoors
We share Cintrifuse's covid policy, and will communicate any updates they may make closer to the event.
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.
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