DMCS Past Papers and DMCS Practice Prize Winners


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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