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Hosted by the Transport Studies Group
Research Seminar: Statistics and neural networks: differences, similarities, and why should transportation researchers be interested?
Speaker(s): Associate Professor Matthew Karlaftis from the School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Date: 28 May 2013
Time: 10:30 – 12:00
Venue: Fire Station (RT.0.25), Civil and Building Engineering
Matthew G. Karlaftis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the National Technical University of Athens. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Mathematics from the University of Miami (USA), and a Ph.D in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Prof. Karlaftis has long and significant research experience on a variety of research areas related to transportation planning, transportation economics and quantitative methods.
In the data analysis universe, there are two ‘schools of thought’; the first approach uses statistical techniques, while the second approach applies the paradigms of “computational intelligence”. Although the goal of both approaches is the same, researchers often fail to communicate and even understand each other's work. This presentation aims to provide an insight into the differences and similarities between these two approaches; and the rationale behind selecting the appropriate approach. Three case studies from transportation research that compare the two distinct approaches on the same set of data are also discussed.
The presentation is relevant for a range of staff across the School in terms of both method (statistics, computational intelligence) and application (transport, healthcare).
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Please let Fahmida Khandokar know if you plan to attend.