Daryl Pregibon

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We consider problems that can be characterized by large dynamic graphs. Communication networks provide the prototypical example of such problems where nodes in the graph are network IDs and the edges represent communication between pairs of network IDs. In such graphs, nodes and edges appear and disappear through time so that methods that apply to static(More)
We have been developing signature-based methods in the telecommunications industry for the past 5 years. In this paper, we describe our work as it evolved due to improvements in technology and our aggressive attitude toward scale. We discuss the types of features that our signatures contain, nuances of how these are updated through time, our treatment of(More)
Massive transaction streams present a number of opportunities for data mining techniques. Transactions might represent calls on a telephone network, commercial credit card purchases, stock market trades, or HTTP requests to a web server. While historically such data have been collected for billing or security purposes, they are now being used to discover(More)
Data mining is on the interface of Computer Science andStatistics, utilizing advances in both disciplines to make progressin extracting information from large databases. It is an emergingfield that has attracted much attention in a very short period oftime. This article highlights some statistical themes and lessonsthat are directly relevant to data mining(More)
There has been considerable work on user browsing models for search engine results, both organic and sponsored. The click-through rate (CTR) of a result is the product of the probability of examination (will the user look at the result) times the perceived relevance of the result (probability of a click given examination). Past papers have assumed that when(More)
A feature of data mining that distinguishes it from “classical” machine learning (ML) and statistical modeling (SM) is scale. The community seems to agree on this yet progress to this point has been limited. We present a methodology that addresses scale in a novel fashion that has the potential for revolutionizing the field. While the methodology applies(More)
Logistic regression-type models are used in many applications. Some examples include the classical dose-response experiment, prospective and retrospective studies of disease incidence (with and without matching), and the analysis of ordinal data. In most instances, the model is fitted by the method of maximum likelihood, which, like least squares, is(More)