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Mathematical Sciences, Department of
Osama Mahmoud email@example.com
These Departmental Seminars are for everyone in Maths. We encourage anyone interested in the subject in general, or in the particular subject of the seminar, to come along. It's a great opportunity to meet people in the Maths Department and join in with our community.
Our work investigates the effect of feature selection on three methods: Random Forest (Breiman 2001), Optimal Trees Ensemble (Khan et al 2016) and Random Projection (Canning and Samworth 2017) in high dimensional settings.
To this end, LASSO has been considered for selecting the most important features based on training data for dimension reduction. Additionally, the influence of various hyper-parameters regulating the three methods has also been assessed. Analysis on several benchmark datasets is given to illustrate the phenomena. The results reveal that feature selection improves the predictive performance of the Random Forest and Random Projection methods in addition to reducing the computational burden. The performance of Optimal Trees Ensemble is less influenced by feature selection.
Nosheen Faiz (PhD Student), University of Essex
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