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712, 2022

Wei Sun (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center) – Counterfactual-based Prescriptive Trees

Counterfactual-based Prescriptive Trees December 7, 2022 11:00 AM Singapore (Registration will open at 10:50 AM.) Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 816 5574 7293 Passcode: 649680 Abstract In this talk, we will present a framework on prescriptive analytics that has been successfully applied to several clients’ projects including a major US airline and a large financial institution. The framework consists of a causal teacher model which produces counterfactual outcomes corresponding to different treatment actions, and a prescriptive student model which distills a set of policies that optimizes a given objective in the form of a tree. The prescriptive tree can be built greedily as demonstrated in our ICML […]

2311, 2022

James Trevelyan (The University of Western Australia) – Engineering Practice – Social Science Research

Little has been written on how the social culture that hosts an enterprise influences engineering [...]

2610, 2022

Mingmei Li & Benjamin Tan (Singapore University of Technology and Design) – Presentations by the Aviation Studies Institute

The Aviation Studies Institute in SUTD will be presenting on: Estimating Hub Traffic Share on the [...]

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