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Acquisition Funnel for Higher Education; Enhancing the Quality of Predictive Modeling on College Enrollment


Predictive modeling has gained popularity in studying college enrollment due to fierce competition in higher education. To make informed decisions and allocate limited resources to improve enrollment, predictive modeling has been applied to challenge and change the traditional recruitment process. This session is intended for two learning outcomes: Participants who are not familiar with predictive modeling will learn how to lay out a plan to collect and build a comprehensive data infrastructure and conduct predictive modeling. Participants who have run predictive modeling will learn how to critically examine the quality of their predictive analyses.


Mr. Feyzi R. Bagirov is the Chief Business Officer (CBO) at 592 LLC and an Analytics Instructor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Mr. Bagirov has an extensive experience as an online educator, developing and teaching courses on Data Science, Data Analytics, Game Analytics and Data Mining subjects in a number of online undergraduate and graduate programs. He has participated in the creation of the graduate Master of Science in Data Analytics at the University of Maryland University College, and is a Founding Director of an undergraduate program (Bachelor of Science in Data Science) at Becker College. Mr. Bagirov is a former US Marine. For the past 4 years, Mr. Bagirov worked on various analytical and educational projects and startups in the United States and overseas (Azerbaijan, Tunisia, Senegal and Mozambique). In addition, he is the founder of the Big Data Behavioral Analytics Boston meet-up. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Azerbaijan University in Baku, Azerbaijan, and an MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.