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CCASA is hosting our first in-person luncheon since March 2020
2023 September Luncheon
Improving Predictive Performance with Extreme Gradient Boosting
Date: Thursday, Sepp 21, 2023
Time: 12PM - 2:00PM Central
Location: East Bank Club 500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654
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High dimensional data analysis for predictive modeling is both challenging and valuable. A recent extension of the gradient boosting approach, Extreme Gradient Boosting (XGBoost), shows great promise in this area as demonstrated by its success in numerous Kaggle competitions. This presentation will outline XGBoost and illustrate its use in the development of a predictive model applied to customer database scoring.