For our February Relationship Series, Candice Creasman sat down with Work/Life to share her insights into patterns that can occur in dating and relationships. There are three recordings in this post, we invite you to listen to one or all three! Candice Creasman, PhD is a Licensed Professional
This episode covers one of the greatest challenges in Dutch data science: how to distribute €43 billion (no, that’s not a typo) among all Dutch health care insurers in a fair, equal and transparent way. To learn more, I visited the biggest health insurer of the country, Zilveren Kruis, and
During each minute you spend reading this article, 18 people will die of cancer. With each tick of the clock, your odds of becoming one of them increases: age is one of the primary risk factors for cancer. Take Nancy. She is a normal, active, healthy woman. Inside her body
As one of SAS' newest systems engineers, recently joining the Americas Artificial Intelligence Team, I’m incredibly excited to gain expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning. I also look forward to applying my knowledge to enable others to leverage the advanced technologies that SAS offers. However, as a recent graduate
Life phases Wild salmon spend the first phase of their lives in rivers, developing through stages as they make their way downstream to the estuary. Here they embark on the second phase of life, swimming in the open ocean and eventually returning to the river to spawn. Analytical models are
As a high school English teacher, I faced a dilemma every February. Throughout the year, I assigned texts by African American writers, including Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston. After all, their voices were central to any discussion of American literature. For Black History Month, however,
Expect to lose time if you don't include a data steward in your project until you're reviewing the data model.
Have you ever run a regression model in SAS but later realize that you forgot to specify an important option or run some statistical test? Or maybe you intended to generate a graph that visualizes the model, but you forgot? Years ago, your only option was to modify your program
Regular expressions are a powerful method for finding specific patterns in text. The syntax of regular expressions is intimidating, but once you've solved a few pattern-recognition problems with regex, you'll never go back to your old methods.
Plotting just your data often helps you gain insight into how it has changed over time. But what if you want to know why it changed? Although correlation does not always imply causation, it is often useful to graph multiple things together, that might logically be related. For example, recessions
Creating a map with SAS Visual Analytics begins with the geographic variable. This blog post explains the first type of geography variable that VA supports: predefined. Future posts will cover the other two types of geography variables in VA: custom coordinates and custom polygons.
Each day, more than 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses. Combating the opioid epidemic begins with understanding it, and that begins with data. SAS recently partnered with graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy to understand how data mining and machine
Each week in February, your Work/Life team has invited therapists and dating professionals in the community to respond to questions about relationships. To kick off this series, we asked our experts… How do you keep from losing yourself in a relationship—new or longstanding? Kate Freiman-Fox, Ph.D. Matchmaking, Date and Relationship
February may be a short month, but it's packed: Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day...and the flu. Flu season is a lot like watching a sunrise. When flu season begins each Oct 1 there is a great sense of anticipation as the HCC administers thousands of flu shots and begins reporting flu and influenza-type illnesses to
Recently, I worked on a cybersecurity project that entailed processing a staggering number of raw text files about web traffic. Millions of rows had to be read and parsed to extract variable values. The problem was complicated by the varying records composition. Each external raw file was a collection of
Feature generation (also known as feature creation) is the process of creating new features to use for training machine learning models. This article focuses on regression models. The new features (which statisticians call variables) are typically nonlinear transformations of existing variables or combinations of two or more existing variables. This
"Hello, Mr Kaiser!" Remember him? At least our dear German readers will: From the 1970s to the early 2000s he came to our living room before every newsreel. As the insurance representative of the nation, he embodied trust, closeness and fairness. Whether property, casualty or motor vehicle insurance, Günther Kaiser
Historian Carter G. Woodson was one of the first scholars to study African American history. In 1915 he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), to promote the scientific study of black life and
I get asked a lot of questions by customers at all levels. They want to know how to solve their problems, and it is part of my role to help them find answers. The range of questions is extremely broad. Data scientists want to know how they can improve collaboration
New technologies promise to achieve what no politician has yet managed in the 70-year history of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS): improving patient care while simultaneously saving money. In the government’s 10-year-plan announcement this month, far-reaching new technological measures were announced. They demonstrate just how key digital transformation will
In the previous Graphically Speaking blog for PROC SGMAP, you used PROC GPROJECT so map regions would match OpenStreetMap and Esri background images. This time, the same British Columbia shapefile is used with: PROC GREMOVE to remove unwanted boundary lines PROC GREDUCE to reduce map data PROC GPROJECT to zoom
Recently, I was given an amazing opportunity to work on a project in biomedical image analytics in collaboration with a large university medical center. The goal of the project was to develop a computer vision system that identifies tumors in CT scans of livers. I have always loved applying technology
As a SAS analytical software tester, Portia Exum knows what it takes to deliver quality software. She understands the rigor and the dedication to produce a product that the world can trust. But last year, she was on the receiving end of what it means to trust and find confidence
One of the key health trends we’ll continue to follow in 2019 is the flood of medical and personal data that, if managed and analyzed properly, could help health care organizations provide better care, life sciences companies deliver better therapies and individuals make smarter lifestyle choices. Sounds great, but there
I previously discussed how you can use validation data to choose between a set of competing regression models. In that article, I manually evaluated seven models for a continuous response on the training data and manually chose the model that gave the best predictions for the validation data. Fortunately, SAS
As promised in my blog, Deciding to Adopt, I will be sharing 4 podcasts about adoption that I recorded with Darius Moore and Alex Kelly with the Children's Home Society of NC. Here are the first two on "Becoming a Foster Parent" and "Fostering to Adoption". On January 18th
Todd Wright says questions from the C-suite morph as the complex data and analytics landscape evolves.