The instructor, Dr. Jiang (Jay) Zhou , has two decades of experience building predictive analytics solutions across industries including telecommunication, banking and insurance. These solutions have resulted in over $200 million savings for clients. Dr. Zhou has founded/co-founded 3 data analytics companies, i.e., Business Data Miners, AI Strike and Data Foretell. He is the Chief Executive Officer AI Strike. Previously, he was a senior modeling engineer at Nestor, Inc., the chief statistician at Lightbridge, Inc., a vice president at Citizens Bank and a consulting member of technical staff at Oracle Inc. He has made presentations about data analytics at American Bankers Association(ABA) conferences, Predictive Analytics World, universities and other events.
Dr. Zhou has been involved in 3 head to head competitions to build the best predictive models, i.e., a customer credit risk model for a top 3 cell phone company, a bank card fraud detection model for a top 15 bank, and a direct sales model for a marketing company. Dr. Zhou's models have won all 3 competitions.
In addition to his technical skills, he is, as one of his clients put it, "a great trainer, and a good presenter of theoretical data mining concepts so that they can be understood by most". He is the author of the blog "Deep-Data-Mining" that is regarded as one of the best on data analytics and data mining.
Dr. Zhou obtained a B.S. from Zhejiang University, M.S. from Beijing University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. He can be reached by email: email@example.com