Data Blending & Predictive Analytics Meetup in Boston - November 2015

- Boston, US


We are holding a meetup on Data Blending and Predictive Analytics with KNIME on November 18, which is very kindly hosted by Swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Dr Paul Prewitt-Freilino, Director of  Institutional Research, and Nathan Rush, Research Analyst, both from Wheaton College, will be demonstrating a number of ways in which KNIME can be used to facilitate and advance institutional research.

Tobias Kötter, AG will be giving a talk on how he uses big data, Hadoop and Spark from within KNIME.


  • 6.00 PM Introduction to KNIME, Tobias Kötter, KNIME

  • 6.30-7.30PM Presentations by Dr Paul Prewitt-Freilino, Nathan Rush and Tobias Kötter.

  • 7.30 PM Networking

  • 9.00 PM Close


Dr Paul Prewitt-Freilino works with faculty and staff at Wheaton College to identify opportunities to enhance and grow academic programs and support student retention and success. He has many years of experience establishing institutional research offices at colleges and holds a Ph.D in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Oklahoma. His research has focused on statistical models to predict enrollment and persistence and navigating the organizational challenges facing small colleges commited to liberal arts education.

Nathan Rush is a Research Analyst at the Office of Institutional Research, Wheaton College where he is responsible for designing and coordinating a variety of descriptive reports related to enrollment and retention. He is also an active member of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), North East AIR and Boston AIR and presents at meetings of all three organizations.

Dr Tobias Kötter is a Senior Data Scientist at in Berlin. His research interests include large scale data integration and mining, graph mining, text mining and creativity support systems. At KNIME he is the scientist to talk to on the topic of using KNIME with Big Data and integrating Hadoop and Spark. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Konstanz.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

If you would like to attend, please register via the KNIME Boston Users meetup site here!