Arshavir Blackwell, PhD

CitizenNet Blog: A Gentle Introduction to Random Forests, Ensembles, and Performance Metrics in a Commercial System


Where we talk about some of the technology behind what we do:

Behind the scenes, a robust prediction system builds the targets for the project.  This prediction system is trained on past behavior, which it then uses to predict how a future (unknown) project may be best targeted.  One of the components of the prediction system is a classifier, which is a currently an ensemble of both Neural Networks and Random Forest classifiers.  This blog post aims to illustrate the basics of these methods.