Partners With CrowdANALYTIX to Offer New Online Course With Crowdsource Contest As Project

September 11, 2013
By, a provider of online education in statistics and analytics, announces a partnership with CrowdANALYTIX, a predictive modeling “managed crowdsourcing” company, offering a new online course, “Applied Predictive Analytics in partnership with CrowdANALYTIX“, which will run from Oct. 11 to Nov 8, 2013.

Crowdsourcing, using the power of the crowd to solve problems, has been used for many functions and tasks, including predictive modeling (like the 2009 Netflix Contest). Typically, problems are broadcast to an unknown group of statistical modelers on the Internet, and solutions are sought. Every crowdsourced project harnesses the power of the community to find the most accurate predictive model.

The main goal of “Applied Predictive Analytics in partnership with CrowdANALYTIX” is to teach users (with a basic knowledge of R programming, predictive analytics and statistics) to learn and apply machine learning techniques in real world case studies. This course follows a hands-on approach for learning and includes participation in a private educational competition hosted by CrowdANALYTIX.
Learn inside tricks and methods – the instructor will serve as a personal guide in this course. Users will get hands-on experience with real-world data and the issues of problem definition and data prep. Then, they will take a defined dataset, develop models, assess them, and submit their best model, to be compared to others’ models.

About The Institute for Statistics Education at is the leading provider of online education in analytics and statistics, with 100+ courses and 4 certificate programs. Students come from over 70 countries, and are primarily working professionals. engages instructors for their expertise in a specific area, and most are authors of leading texts. Course topics include intro statistics, predictive modeling, forecasting, data mining, and more. Courses are delivered online, typically last 4 weeks, and feature a discussion forum with the instructor, plus individual feedback and grading on homework (includes training with statistical software). Lessons are organized by week, but within each week there is no requirement to be online at a particular time. For information, visit or call 1-703-522-5410

CrowdANALYTIX leverages the predictive wisdom of a global community of 3,000 data scientists and consultants to optimize the functioning of global businesses with its unique “Managed Crowdsourcing” platform. They have worked with several global clients for modeling & ideation contests, by organizing over 40 competitions (modeling, visualization & ideation) in verticals like e-commerce, telecom, banking and sports analytics. CrowdANALYTIX is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with its delivery center in Bangalore, India. For more visit

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