Intelligent Agents: AB Testing, User Targeting, and Predictive Analytics

Whether you are in marketing, web analytics, data science, or even building a Lean Startup, you probably are on board with the importance of analytical decision-making.  Go to any related conference, blog, meet up and you will hear at least one of the following terms: Optimization, AB & Multivariate Testing, Behavioral Targeting, Attribution, Predictive Analytics, […]

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Balancing Earning with Learning: Bandits and Adaptive Optimization

While AB Testing is currently the default method for optimizing online conversions, there are frameworks other than AB testing for selecting between competing optimization options.  One of the main alternative approaches is known as the Multi-Armed Bandits problem.  Solutions to the so called bandit problems have several nice features that often make them a good […]

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