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LatentView among the winners at INFORMS 2008 Data Mining Contest

New York, NY, Chennai India, 26th Sep 2008 - LatentView Analytics (LatentView), a leading Predictive Analytics and Decision Management services firm, has secured the runner up position at the INFORMS Data Mining Contest 2008.

The business challenge was to be able to identify patients in a hospital, with high risk of contracting nosocomial pneumonia during a surgical procedure. The LatentView team developed a predictive model which would score patients on the risk of contracting nosocomial pneumonia. After evaluating different techniques, Logistic regression was the chosen technique to develop the predictive model, which had an AUC of .8304.

"Our success at the INFORMS data mining competition is a testimony to our talented team and reflects our passion to benchmark ourselves against the very best in the Industry. The ability to blend business knowledge, with deep understanding of statistics and modeling techniques, helps us to deliver actionable insights to complex business problems", says Venkat Viswanathan, CEO of LatentView Analytics.

Here are the winners of INFORMS Data Mining Contest 2008:

Part 1 winner:
Claudia Perlich, Grzegorz Swirszcz, Yan Liu, Prem Melville, Saharon Rosset, and Richard Lawrence
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
AUC: 0.8805

Part 1 runner-up:
Srividhya Kannan, Sai Kameswara Rao Vadrevu, and Gowrishanker Muthyala LatentView Analytics
AUC: 0.8304

Part 2 winner: Prem Swaroop
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland


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