I am very happy to announce that (after many months) my interactive course on Hyperparameter Tuning in R has now been officially launched on Data Camp! Course Description For many machine learning problems, simply running a model out-of-the-box and getting a prediction is not enough; you want the best model with the most accurate prediction. One way to perfect your model is with hyperparameter tuning, which means optimizing the settings for that specific model.

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These are slides from a lecture I gave at the School of Applied Sciences in Münster. In this lecture, I talked about Real-World Data Science and showed examples on Fraud Detection, Customer Churn & Predictive Maintenance. Real-World Data Science (Fraud Detection, Customer Churn & Predictive Maintenance) von Shirin Glander The slides were created with xaringan.

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In our next MünsteR R-user group meetup on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, titled Don’t reinvent the wheel: making use of shiny extension packages., Suthira Owlarn will introduce the shiny package and show how she used it to build an interactive web app for her sequencing datasets. You can RSVP here: http://meetu.ps/e/Gg5th/w54bW/f Shiny is a popular R package for building interactive web apps and dashboards – no web development knowledge required!

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Registration is now open for my 1.5-day workshop on how to develop end-2-end from a Keras/TensorFlow model to production. It will take place on February 21st & 22nd in Berlin, Germany. The workshop will cost 950.00 Euro + MwST. We will start at 9 am on Thursday and finish around 3 pm on Friday. Please register by sending an email to shirin.glander@gmail.com with the following information: name company/institute/affiliation address for invoice phone number reference to this blog The course material will be in English and we will speak a mix of German and English, depending on the participants’ preferences.

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This is code that accompanies a book chapter on customer churn that I have written for the German dpunkt Verlag. The book is in German and will probably appear in February: https://www.dpunkt.de/buecher/13208/9783864906107-data-science.html. The code you find below can be used to recreate all figures and analyses from this book chapter. Because the content is exclusively for the book, my descriptions around the code had to be minimal. But I’m sure, you can get the gist, even without the book.

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Update: There is now a recording of the meetup up on YouTube. Here you find my slides the TWiML & AI EMEA Meetup about Trust in ML models, where I presented the Anchors paper by Carlos Guestrin et al.. I have also just written two articles for the German IT magazin iX about the same topic of Explaining Black-Box Machine Learning Models: A short article in the iX 12/2018

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In our next MünsteR R-user group meetup on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, titled Using R to help plan the future of transport, Mark Padgham will provide an overview of several inter-related R packages for analysing urban dynamics. You can RSVP here: http://meetu.ps/e/F7zDN/w54bW/f The primary motivation for developing these packages has been their use in Active Transport Futures - a group of researchers and coders striving to aid cities to better plan for futures in which active travel, particularly walking and cycling, plays an increasingly prominent role (lots of open source code at github.

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Dr. Shirin Glander

Biologist turned Bioinformatician turned Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Münster, Germany