Mar 15–18, 2020
Ben Fowler

Ben Fowler
Machine Learning Technical Leader, Southeast Toyota Finance


Ben Fowler is a machine learning technical leader at Southeast Toyota Finance, where he leads the end-to-end model development. He’s been in the field of data science for over five years. Ben has been a guest speaker at the Southern Methodist University program multiple times. Additionally, he’s spoken at the PyData Miami 2019 Conference and has spoken multiple times at the West Palm Beach Data Science Meetup. He earned a master of science in data science from Southern Methodist University.


4:15pm4:55pm Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Location: 210 C/G
Ben Fowler (Southeast Toyota Finance)
Selecting the optimal set of features is a key step in the machine learning modeling process. Ben Fowler shares research that tested five approaches for feature selection. The approaches included current widely used methods along with novel approaches for feature selection using open source libraries to build a classification model using the Lending Club dataset. Read more.

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