Max Kuhn

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.

rstudio::global 2021

What's new in tidymodels?

January 21, 2021

tidymodels is a collection of packages for modeling using a tidy interface.

rstudio::conf 2020

Total Tidy Tuning Techniques

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...

rstudio::conf 2019

parsnip: A tidy model interface

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...


Creating and Preprocessing a Design Matrix with Recipes

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.