Adventures in Machine Learning

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Posted by Anonymous on 26 Jul 2013 at 23:07

Lately I have been thinking about how to recommend movies to movie watchers, purchases to shoppers, artists to music lovers. In general, if you have a bunch of items and a bunch of users, how do you figure out which items to recommend to which users?

There are many solutions to this problem. One extreme solution is to ask a movie connoisseur to learn the movie watcher's tastes, habits, lifestyle, and more. Then the movie connoisseur carefully picks out a few movies he thinks the movie watcher would enjoy. While this solution can produce incredibly personalized results, it is very time-consuming and does not scale. The solution on the opposite end of the spectrum is collaborative filtering. In collaborative filtering, you take all the existing data on which movie watchers like...

Buzz: East Agile and Cabulous

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 18 Dec 2010 at 15:43

"John Wolper, Cabulous: ...mentioned a team called East Agile, which developed some of the analytics tools that he uses."

http://www.intelliot.com/2010/01/iphone-in-vietnam/

Banking Vietnam: Hanoi

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 27 May 2010 at 04:23

We are attending the Banking Vietnam conference in Hanoi. One key lesson from this is that business analytics and profitability reporting are important missing parts of Vietnamese banking infrastructure. There is also a strong interest in risk management issues and helping Vietnam move from a cash economy to one based on electronic and formal payment mechanisms.

Analytics Conferences in 2010

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 23 Feb 2010 at 02:41

To be honest, we have always been too busy to attend analytics conferences. For example, in my case, I have been developing in SAS for more than twenty years, but I have never been to a SAS conference. But this year, I am at least going to compile a list of some of the ones that look relevant to us. I will update this blog entry over time.

April 11-14, Seattle. SAS Global Forum. $995 onsite.

Coffee with East Agile

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 28 Aug 2009 at 23:33

If I were sitting down with you for a cup of coffee, this is what I'd tell you about East Agile, what we can do, and what it is like working with us. It is thirteen minutes long, but I think you will find it very enlightening and really help you get to know us.

Cheers,

-Lawrence Sinclair, CEO 

East Agile Intro Video <-- FULL 13 MINUTE VIDEO

(Download includes introduction, as well as discussions of our approach to analytics and software development)  

 

 

 

Or jump to the stream discussing our approach to agile development:

 

 

Learn about our approach to big data analytics:

 

  

Mobile Platform Analytics

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 27 Jul 2009 at 11:36

Recently, we've been doing a lot of analytics work for clients with social networks and games on mobile platforms ranging from basic phones using SMS to iPhones. The focus in these cases involves discovering the drivers behind customer behavior and developing viable business models against a rapidly changing competitive landscape. Our onsite PhD analytics guru, Tim, has been really key in making this part of our business work, supported by the rest of the offsite team at East Agile. Tim carries some pretty powerful tools in his belt, which includes Hadoop on EC2, SAS, and some special joint-entropy optimization tools.