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Tuesday 14—Wednesday 15 May 2013
9.30am to 5pm
This course introduces attendees to a range of data analysis methods for the detection of fraud, abuse and suspicious behaviour. It provides key concepts and hands on practice with a range of readily available and free tools, including Microsoft Excel and R, a powerful open source data analysis tool. This course is suitable for all practitioners in fraud detection, law enforcement, security, compliance, insurance, audit and the finance function who are seeking an introduction and hands-on experience with data analysis techniques.Click here for more details…
Thursday 16—Friday 17 May 2013
9.30am to 5pm
Data mining is a vital discipline of growing importance in commercial, government, and not-for profit contexts, particularly for managers and those in risk, customer and IT functions. Learn the fundamentals of predictive modelling, including coverage of generalised linear models, support vector machines, decision trees, gradient boosting machines and neural networks. This course also covers a range of other key data mining tools including principal components analysis, cluster analysis, and more. Click here for more details…
Monday 20 May–Tuesday 21 May 2013
9.30am to 5pm
R is the world’s most popular data mining and statistics package. It’s also free, and easy to use, with a range of intuitive graphical interfaces. This two-day course will introduce you to the R programming language, teaching you to create functions and customise code so you can manipulate data and begin to use R self-sufficiently in your work. Click here for more details…
This course is strongly recommended as a foundation for those wishing to take one of our other, more advanced courses.
Presciient provides public and in-house training, coaching, mentoring, strategic advice and other capability development services for Business Analytics in Australia and overseas.
Dr Eugene Dubossarsky is a leader in the data analytics industry with 17 years of commercial analytics experience. He is a director of Presciient, an analytics advisory firm specialising in training, mentoring, and analytics capability development. He is the the principal founder of Analyst First, an international organisation dedicated to promoting effective, valuable analytics practice for business and government. He is also a founder of the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) and Director, University of New South Wales School of Mathematics and Statistics Industry Advisory Board. He is a frequently invited chair and keynote speaker at Business Analytics and Big Data conferences and appears in print and TV. He has 20 years' experience programming in R and its parent language, S. Eugene is also the founder and head of the Sydney Users of R Forum, a group with 480 members, as well as a leader and sponsor of the Melbourne and Canberra user groups.