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August 2020 Meetup: Finding the Right Fit for Analytical Models

  • 27 Aug 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
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The idea of building analytical models is based on constructive feedback: you build a model, get feedback from metrics, make improvements, and then iterate until you achieve a desirable accuracy. Model Evaluation is a core part of this process as it helps to find not only the best model that represents your data but also how well the chosen model will work in the future. In this meetup, we explore various techniques in evaluating your analytical models.

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Manuel Leonard Albis

University of the Philippines

Manuel Leonard Albis is an Assistant Professor of the UP School of Statistics. He holds a Master of Science in Statistics from UPSS, a Master of Arts in Economics from the School of Economics, and is currently finishing his PhD in economics from the same institution. He has been a consultant of multilateral institutions, such as the Asian Development Bank in a project for the enhancement of regional surveillance for financial stress, the World Bank for the development of the CCT household targeting system of the Philippines, and various government agencies and in the private sector. His research interests are in the fields of econometrics, time series analysis, and impact evaluation. He also serves as a board member for the UP School of Statistics Alumni Association.

Rick Bahague

Meralco / PyData Philippines

Rick Bahague worked on numerical solutions to the Confined Quantum Time Problem during his stay at the Theoretical Physics Group, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman. He is the founder and co-organizer of PyData Philippines. He has worked with various public data sets for transparency in governance as volunteer coordinator for the Computer Professionals' Union, a non-governmental organization advocating "Information and Communications Technology for the People". When not doing data carpentry and analyses with Python on open data sets, he crunches big data for data science initiatives using Apache Spark/PySpark. Rick is presently a data scientist at Meralco.


Angie Tobias-Lozano

JG Summit Holdings, Inc.

Angie Tobias-Lozano is presently a data scientist at JG Summit Holdings, Inc. Angie graduated with a degree in Statistics from Central Luzon State University. She completed her Master of Science in Statistics from the University of the Philippines. She is currently taking her doctorate in, yes, Statistics from UP. She has worked on projects involving "A Comparison of Parametric and Nonparametric Estimation of Multiple-Input Transfer Function Models," "Consumer’s Purchase Intention for New Product: A Logit Regression Analysis," and "Quantifying Advertising Impact on Sales: A Vector Autoregressive Model."


Sara Venturina-Reyes


Sara Venturina is an experienced analytics professional with 21 years of relevant experience across industries such as Telco, Financial Services and Public Sector. She is currently the Head of Data Analytics at Troo (EastWest Ageas Life) responsible for setting the overall data analytics strategy, vision, and the culture of championing the use of data in making business decisions and supporting business agenda. Most recently Sara was the Data Science, Technology & R&D Head at Thakral One and prior to that was the Director for Advanced Analytics at Globe Telecom's Enterprise Data Office. She has related experience in business intelligence and data warehousing as well; and has worked in various projects in public sector, banking and telecommunications industries as a consultant with SAS Singapore and SAS Philippines. Sara holds an undergraduate degree in BS Statistics from the University of the Philippines and is currently a Board Member of the University of the Philippines School of Statistics Alumni Association.





Moderated by

Michelle Alarcon

Analytics Association of the Philippines

Michelle Alarcon is the Vice-President of the AAP, Managing Director of Z-Lift, organizer of R User Group Philippines, a member of the board of the UP School of Statistics Alumni Association, and Head of Learning at FTW Foundation.

About the AAP

The Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Association of the Philippines (AAP) is the enabling organization formed to take the lead in driving the growth and evolution of all Analytics-enabled fields, and AI-enabled fields and technologies in the Philippines. We take pride in having the most distinguished and active players in the Analytics and AI field working to elevate the country in its application of Analytics and AI best practices at pace with the 4th Industrial Revolution and for the good of society.

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