Max Kuhn is a software engineer at RStudio. He is currently working on improving R’s modeling capabilities. He was a Director of Nonclinical Statistics at Pfizer Global R&D in Connecticut. He was applying models in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries for over 18 years. Max has a Ph.D. in Biostatistics. Max is the author of numerous R packages for techniques in machine learning and reproducible research and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Statistical Software. He, and Kjell Johnson, wrote the book Applied Predictive Modeling, which won the Ziegel award from the American Statistical Association, which recognizes the best book reviewed in Technometrics in 2015. Their latest book, Feature Engineering and Selection, was published in 2019.
January 21, 2021
tidymodels is a collection of packages for modeling using a tidy interface.
February 12, 2020
Many models have structural parameters that cannot be directly estimated from the data. These tuning parameters can have a significant effect on model performance and require some mechanism for...
January 24, 2019
parsnip is a new tidymodels package that generalizes model interfaces across packages. The idea is to have a single function interface for types of specific models (e.g. logistic regression) that...
June 8, 2017
In this talk, a new package called recipes is shown where the specification of model terms and preprocessing steps can be enumerated sequentially.
February 10, 2017