FROM: Dr. Maggie Habeeb
RE: Guest speaker for MAA and Pi My Epsilon
Sent: 10/24/2019 12:40:17 PM
To: Students, Faculty, Staff


The MAA club and Pi Mu Epsilon would like to invite you to attend a talk given by Dr. Kim Roth from Juniata College. Title and abstract below!


When: October 31 at 11am

Where: Eberly 360


Title: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Random Forests and

Predicting Fracking



When you have thousands of variables that you can select from to

describe and predict whether active fracking is occurring, how do you

choose? Random forests are a learning method that uses

an ensemble of decision trees to build a predictive model.

We’ll discuss how to make a random forest and how we

used one to tell what measures from the microbiome and the sample site

best predicted active fracking status.