Fraud Detection in Python

Learn how to detect fraud using Python.
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A typical organization loses an estimated 5% of its yearly revenue to fraud. In this course, you will learn how to fight fraud by using data. For example, you'll learn how to apply supervised learning algorithms to detect fraudulent behavior similar to past ones, as well as unsupervised learning methods to discover new types of fraud activities. Moreover, in fraud analytics you often deal with highly imbalanced datasets when classifying fraud versus non-fraud, and during this course you will pick up some techniques on how to deal with that. The course provides a mix of technical and theoretical insights and shows you hands-on how to practically implement fraud detection models. In addition, you will get tips and advice from real-life experience to help you prevent making common mistakes in fraud analytics.

  1. 1

    Introduction and preparing your data

    In this chapter, you'll learn about the typical challenges associated with fraud detection, and will learn how to resample your data in a smart way, to tackle problems with imbalanced data.
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  2. 2

    Fraud detection using labeled data

    Now that you're familiar with the main challenges of fraud detection, you're about to learn how to flag fraudulent transactions with supervised learning. You will use classifiers, adjust them, and compare them to find the most efficient fraud detection model.
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    Fraud detection using unlabeled data

    This chapter focuses on using unsupervised learning techniques to detect fraud. You will segment customers, use K-means clustering and other clustering algorithms to find suspicious occurrences in your data.
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  4. 4

    Fraud detection using text

    In this final chapter, you will use text data, text mining, and topic modeling to detect fraudulent behavior.
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Charlotte Werger

Director of Advanced Analytics at Nike
Dr. Charlotte Werger currently works at Nike as a Director of Advanced Analytics. Charlotte is a data scientist with a background in econometrics and finance. She loves applying Machine Learning to a broad variety of problems, ranging from image recognition to fraud detection, to customer recommender systems. Charlotte has previously worked in finance as Head of Data Science at Van Lanschot Kempen, and as a quantitative researcher and portfolio manager for BlackRock and Man AHL. In those roles, she specialized in using data science to predict movements in stock markets. As the former Head of Education at Faculty, she loves teaching data science on- and off-line. Charlotte is also active as a Data Science mentor for the Springboard program. Charlotte holds a P.h.D from the European University Institute.
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