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Abstract by Tyler Moncur

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Tyler Moncur

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Mathematics

Faculty Advisor

Ben Webb

Title

Binary Classification on Individual Transitions between Organizations

Abstract

Organizations and groups are dynamic; individual members join and leave groups constantly. This is clearly the case with any team, company, or department. The goal of this research project is to predict this dynamic aspect of groups. We use data for baseball teams as a case study to predict when individual players will leave their team. Various features of the baseball data set are used to makes predictions, which can be generalized to other groups, such as length of career, position, and number of games played. We apply machine learning algorithms to this problem to make and evaluate our predictions, specifically which individuals remain and which individuals leave the organization.