Patrick Koch
Senior Manager, SAS Analytics R&D

Patrick Koch is a Senior Manager in the Analytics R&D division at SAS. He leads a team responsible for: analytic framework development, supporting the Analytics division with infrastructure and tools for automated machine learning, optimization strategies in machine learning, parallel tuning of predictive models, portable model scoring, streaming analytics, and graph analytics. Before joining SAS, Patrick led a team developing collaborative decision support technologies for engineering design at Dassault Systèmes – combining sampling strategies, predictive modeling surrogates for complex and expensive black box simulations, non-linear optimization, and uncertainty quantification methods with interactive post processing and visualization. Patrick received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology where his research focused on optimization under uncertainty.