Dean Abbott

Co-Founder & Chief Data Scientist at SmarterHQ

Applying data mining, data preparation, and data visualization methods to business and research problems since 1987. Data mining course instructor for wide variety of audiences, including analytics novices, seasoned analytics professionals, statisticians, and academics.

Specialties: Fraud Detection (tax compliance/avoidance, invoice fraud, credit card fraud) Association rules for automatic business rule discovery Customer Relationship Management (inbound/outbound response modeling, customer segmentation, survey analysis, lifetime planned giving)in insurance, non-profit, and banking industries.

Non-profit donation models; lifetime planned giving models. Understand of and explanation of algorithms–linear regression, logistic regression, neural networks, GMDH, decision trees

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