A/B Testing

Demand Forecasting of Perishable Products

The objective of this project is to minimize wastage of meal kits in retail stores. Currently, this is being done by tracking each individual item from the source until the point of sale. This is a cumbersome process and is labor intensive. In order to realize the objective using machine learning the first step in the process is to have an accurate forecast of the demand. This project focuses on generating accurate forecast for each individual item (46 unique items) for each store (47 unique stores).

Dr. Semmelweis and the discovery of handwashing

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis was a Hungarian physician born in 1818 and active at the Vienna General Hospital during the 1840s. In 1847, the Ignaz Semmelweis made a breakthrough discovery: he discovered handwashing. Contaminated hands were a major cause of childbed fever and were often fatal by enforcing handwashing at his hospital he saved hundreds of lives. Childbed fever was a deadly disease affecting women that just have given birth. In Vienna General Hospital’s First Obstetrical Clinic, doctors’ wards had three times the mortality of midwives’ wards.