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Seminar on IIM by Dr. Donald Lee (January 17 Wednesday)
posted by School of Business for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Business & Economics

Event Details

Topic:
Estimating customer service rates, loan defaults, and cancer survival: Some applications of a new hazard egression method

Speaker:
Dr. Donald Lee
Associate Professor of Operations
Yale School of Management

Abstract:
Hazard rate models permeate many fields of scientific inquiry. In this talk we will survey some modern applications to queueing, fintech, marketing, and early warning systems for adverse medical events. Central to these applications is the need to estimate the underlying hazard function using as few assumptions as possible. By fusing machine learning with survival analysis, we propose a flexible estimation method that generalizes all existing (semi)parametric models. To illustrate the benefit of the flexibility afforded by our method, we use it to resolve an on-going debate in healthcare operations regarding the relationship between service rate and workload at an emergency department.

Date/Time17/01/2018 14:30-16:00
VenueKKL1301, 13/F K.K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong
LanguageEnglish

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