Mikhail Golovnya graduated from Kharkov State Polytechnic University, Ukraine in 1995 with a Specialist Engineering Degree in Flight Dynamics and Space Shuttle Control. In 1996, he was a Research Scholar in Econometrics and Finance at Saint Norbert College, Wisconsin. Golovnya later joined the Master of Science in Computation Statistics program at the University of Central Florida, Orlando from which he graduated with honors in fall of 2000.
Golovnya began his work with Salford Systems as a Systems Analyst in the summer of 1999. He is primarily responsible for data mining consultation projects and works in model development and the search for technological improvements to Salford’s core products. He is also responsible for advanced testing of CART®, MARS®, TreeNet®, Random Forests®, and prototyping of new data mining algorithms and modeling automation. Golovnya also leads training sessions in CART, MARS, TreeNet, and Random Forests and provides guidance and technical support to Salford Systems’ data mining clients.