DMCS Past Papers 2005 - 2013


Improved Cardiac Care via Automated Mining of Medical Patient Records

R. Bharat Rao

Siemens Medical 

[2005 1st Place Prize Winner]


Closing the Gap: Automated Screening of Tax Returns to Identify Egregious Tax Shelters

Dave DeBarr and Zach Eyler-Walker

Mitre Corporation 

[2005 2nd Place Prize Winner]


Revenue Recovery with Insolvency Prevention on a Brazilian Telecom Operator

Carlos Andre R. Pinheiro, Alexandre G. Evsukoff, Nelson F. F. Ebecken

Brasil Telecom and COPPE/UFRJ


The Mining of SAS Technical Support Data

Annette Sanders and Craig DeVault

SAS Corporation


Data-driven Modeling of Acute Toxicity of Pesticide Residues

Frank Lemke, Emilio Benfenati, Johann-Adolf Mueller

KnowledgeMiner Inc.Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche


External Search Term Marketing Program: A Return on Investment Approach

Pramod Singh, Laksminarayan Choudur and Alan Benson

Hewlett-Packard Company


Optimal Allocation of Online Advertisements using Decision Trees and Non-Linear Programming

David Montgomery

Poindexter Systems


Autonomous Profit Maximization in Online Search Advertising

Brendan Kitts, Benjamin J. Perry, Benjamin LeBlanc, Parameshvyas Laxminarayan

iProspect  / Isobar Communications Corporation 


Price Optimization in Grocery Stores with Cannibalistic Product Interactions

Brendan Kitts and Kevin Hetherington

iProspect  / Mitre Corporation 


Market Basket Recommendations for the HP SMB Store

Pramod Singh, Charles Thomas and Ariel Sepulveda

Hewlett-Packard Company


Publishing Operational Models of Data Mining Case Studies

Timm Euler

University of Dortmund


Championing LTV at LTC

Ed Freeman and Gabor Melli

Washington Mutual / PredictionWorks Inc.


Survival Analysis Models to Estimate Customer Lifetime Value

Paolo Giudici, Silvia Figini, Claudia Galliano and Daniela Polla

University of Pavia  / Sky Italy


Neural Network to identify and prevent bad debt in Telephone Companies

Carlos André R. Pinheiro, Alexandre G. Evsukoff, Nelson F. F. Ebecken

Brasil Telecom / Coppe / UFRJ


Data Mining-Based Segmentation for Targeting: A Telecommunications Example

Kasindra Maharaj and Robert Ceurvorst

Synovate Inc. 


Data Quality Models for High Volume Transaction Streams

Joseph Bugajski, Chris Curry, Robert Grossman, David Locke, Steve Vejcik

Open Data Group and Visa International

[2007 1st Place Prize Winner]


Analytics-driven solutions for customer targeting and sales force allocation

R. Lawrence, C. Perlich, S. Rosset, I. Khabibrakhmanov, S. Mahatma, S. Weiss

IBM T.J.Watson Research Center

[2007 2nd Pace Prize Winner]


How Investigative Data Mining Can Help Intelligence Agencies in Understanding and Splitting Terrorist Networks

Nasrullah Memon, David L. Hicks, Abdul Qadeer Khan Rajput, Henrik Legind Larsen

Aalborg Universitet Esbjerg and Mehran University of Engineering & Technology



Brendan Kitts and Gang Wu

Microsoft Corporation


Finding Duplicates in the 2010 Census

Edward "Ned" Porter and Michael Ikeda

US Census Bureau


Any-time clustering of high frequency news streams

Fabian Moerchen, Klaus Brinker, Claus Neubauer

Siemens Corporate Research


Data mining for quality improvement

Françoise Fogelman Soulié and Doug Bryan



A Process to Define Sequential Treatment Episodes for Patient Care

Patricia B. Cerrito

University of Louisville


Weight Watchers: Four Years of Successful Data Mining

Tom Osborn

University of Technology Sydney / Thought Experiments


Extreme Data Mining: Optimized Search Portfolio Management

Kenneth L. Reed

Xtreme Data Mining LLC


Mining Source Code Elements for Comprehending Object-Oriented Systems and Evaluating Their Maintainability

Yiannis Kanellopoulos, Thimios Dimopulos, Christo Tjortjis, Christo Makris

University of Manchester, Deutsche Telekom Labs, University of Patras


Blocking Objectionable Web Content by Leveraging Multiple Information Sources

Nitin Agarwal, Huan Liu, Jianping Zhang

Arizona State University and America Online Inc


Service Quality Improvement through Business Process Management based on Data Mining

Sung Ho Ha and Sang Chan Park

Kyungpook National University and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Text Mining for Product Attribute Extraction

Rayid Ghani, Katharina Probst, Yan Liu, Marko Krema and Andrew Fano

Accenture Technology Labs and Carnegie Mellon University


Mining Medical Images

Glenn Fung, Balaji Krhnapuram, Jinbo Bi, Murat Dundar, Vikas Raykar, Romer Rosales, Sriram Krishnan, R. Bharat Rao


[2009 1st Place Prize Winner]


Data Mining Based Tax Audit Selection: A Case Study from Minnesota Department of Revenue

Kuo-Wei Hsu, Nishith Pathak, Jaideep Srivastava, Greg Tschida and Eric Bjorklund

U. of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Revenue

[2009 2nd Place Prize Winner]


Online Experimentation at Microsoft

Ron Kohavi, Thomas Crook and Roger Longbotham


[2009 3rd Place Prize Winner]


Data mining for intelligence led policing

R. van der Veer, H. T. Roos, A. van der Zanden

Sentient and Amsterdam Police Force

[2009 3rd Place Prize Winner]


A Practical Approach to Combine Data Mining and Prognostics for Improved Predictive Maintenance

Abdellatif Bey-Temsamani, Marc Engels, Andy Motten, Steve Vandenplas, Agusmian P. Ompusunggu

Flanders Mechatronics Technology Centre


Identification of Independent Individualistic Predictors of Mail Order Pharmacy Prescription Utilization of Healthcare Claims

Aishwarya Meenakshi Sundar and Jaideep Srivastava

U. of Minnesota

Data Mining Approach to Credit Risk Evaluation of Online Personal Loan Applicants

Pavel Brusilovsky

Business Intelligence Solutions


Migration of Data Mining Pre-processing into the DBMS

Carlos Ordonez, Javier Garcıa-Garcıa and Michael J. Rote

U. of Houston, UNAM and  Teradata


Estimating Potential Customer Value using a classification technique to determine customer value

Thiery Vallaud and Daniel Larose

SOCIO Logiciels


Clickfraud Bot Detection: High Stakes Adversarial Signal Detection

Brendan Kitts, Albert Roux, Jing Ying Zhang, Raj Mahato, Ron Mills, Wesley Brandi, Kamran Kanany, Matthew Rice, Gang Wu



Correlation Explorations in a Classification Model

Vincent Lemaire, Carine Hue and Olivier Bernier

Orange Labs and GFI Informatique


Detection of Anomalous Particles from Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using SIPPER3 Underwater Imaging Platform

Sergiy Fefilatyev, Kurt Kramer, Lawrence Hall, Dmitry Goldgof, Rangachar Kasturi, Andrew Remsen, Kendra Daly

University of South Florida

[2011 1st Place Prize Winner]


Analysis of Treatment Patterns: A Case Study on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Ching Lien and Silvia Figueira

Santa Clara University


Dynamic Loan Service Monitoring using Segmented Hidden Markov Models

Haengju Lee, Nathan Gnanasambandam, Raj Minhas, Shi Zhao

Xerox Research Center Webster


Evaluation & extension to Duckworth Lewis method: A dual application of data mining techniques

Viraj Phanse and Sourabh Deorah

University of California, Los Angeles


Evolutionary algorithms for selecting the architecture of a MLP Neural Network: A Credit Scoring Case

Alejandro Correa Bahnsen and Andres F. Gonzalez

Colpatria Bank - GE Capital JV, Colombia


A/B Testing at SweetIM: The Importance of Proper Statistical Analysis

Slava Borodovsky and Saharon Rosset

SweetIM and Tel-Aviv University


"The 100 Most Influential Persons in History”: A Data Mining Perspective

Noora Al-Naimi and Khaled Shaban

Qatar University


An Augmented Vector Space Information Retrieval for Recovering Requirement Traceability

Yoshihisa Udagawa

Tokyo Polytechnic University


Classification Rule Mining Supported by Ontology for Discrimination Discovery

Thanh Binh Luong, Franco Turini, and Salvatore Ruggieri

Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca and Università di Pisa


Crime Forecasting Using Data Mining Techniques

Chung-Hsien Yu, Max Ward, Melissa Morabito, and Wei Ding

University of Massachusetts Boston


Identification of Human Behavior Patterns Based on the GSP_M Algorithm

Hector Gomez and Rafael Martinez

Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador and Universidad Nacional de Estudios a Distancia, Spain


Integrating Collaborative Filtering and Search-based Techniques for Personalized Online Product Recommendation

Yue Xu, Noraswaliza Abdullah, and Shlomo Geva

Queensland University of Technology



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