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Thursday, April 12 • 4:25pm - 4:30pm
How to Beat the House - Predicting Football Results with Hyperparameter Optimization Now Open

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The presentation will provide a short overview of machine learning algorithms for classification and techniques to speed up parameter tuning for models and model selection. The dataset used for this has NFL results from 2007 onwards. By selecting the right predictors, algorithm and parameters we are able to predict game results with 70-80% accuracy. This presentation is ideal for beginners who are curious about Data Mining and Machine Learning and would like to start with something fun.

Speakers
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Abhimanyu Roy

Student, Data Science Institute at UVA
Abhimanyu Roy is a MS Data Science candidate at the Data Science Institute at the University of Virginia. During his time there he has had the opportunity to work with Capital One's Machine Learning team and with the Center for Leadership Simulation and Gaming at UVA. Prior to this... Read More →

Sponsors
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Capital One

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and service to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. 
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S&P Global

S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City. Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics. It is the parent company of... Read More →


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