This advanced course discusses predictive hazard modeling for customer history data. Designed for data analysts, the course uses SAS/STAT software to illustrate various survival data mining methods and their practical implementation.

Note: Formerly titled Survival Data Mining: Predictive Hazard Modeling for Customer History Data, this course now includes hands-on exercises so that you can practice the techniques that you learn. Other additions include a chapter on recurrent events, new features in SAS/STAT software, and an expanded section that compares discrete time approach versus the continuous time models such as Cox Proportional Hazards models and fully parametric models such as Weibull.

Learn How To

build models for time-dependent outcomes derived from customer event histories

account for competing risks, time-dependent covariates, right censoring, and left truncation

handle large data sets

compute the expected value of the remaining time until an event

evaluate the predictive performance of the model.

Who Should Attend

Predictive modelers, data analysts, statisticians, econometricians, model validators, and data scientists

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, you should;

have a basic understanding of survival analysis

have experience with predictive modeling, particularly with logistic regression

be familiar with statistical concepts such as random variables, probability distributions, and parameter estimation

be familiar with SQL (including topics such as sub-queries and left-joining)

have SAS programming proficiency.;Many of the SAS examples use DATA step, macro, and SQL programming. The Predictive Modeling Using Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis Using the Proportional Hazards Model courses provide relevant background information. Prior attendance in these courses is advantageous but not required.