Traditionally, banks have been seen as the front line in anti-money laundering activity. They have increasingly been subject to regulatory requirements to check customers, transactions and activity. However, as governments have required banks to make fraudulent activity harder, criminals have evolved their tactics. And the financial sector needs to keep
Traffic collisions are the second leading cause of firefighter deaths in the United States and most of these collisions occur at intersections. That statistic, together with a vision to apply a combination of AI and IoT to find a solution for all emergency vehicle collisions inspired the Team Hackanadians in
I was recently told that an organization had tried to implement AI for forecasting in supply chain but had failed due to poor data. This got me thinking about exactly what the impacts of poor data would be. And whether the approaches I had applied elsewhere could help. It's probably
Over the last two years, the Future of Work has been the topic of fervent discussion: Is the traditional office dead? Is hybrid work possible? Will we all go remote? Recently, with the decrease in COVID-19 case numbers and return to semi-normalcy, conversation about the Future of Work has changed
Gartner first openly used the term "hyperautomation" in 2019. But what is it? How will it benefit your organization? And what are we hyperautomating? In this post, I discuss what we are hyperautomating and how the convergence of technology and decision maturity made it possible. If you are still curious about
In 2021, the RFC and ABLE Employee Inclusion Group teamed up to find out more about fitness, wellness, and recreation experiences of people with disabilities at SAS. The goal was to understand employees' individual and collective experiences with the RFC, and opportunities to enhance accessibility and inclusivity of programs offered.
This blog post was written by Dr. Maryam S. Jaffer, Director Data and Statistics, Emirates Health Services; Dr. Bashar Balish, Senior Director, Cerner; and Michel Ghorayeb, UAE Managing Director, SAS. The future of health care has never been more exciting. Artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics have captured center stage
Longitudinal data are measurements for a set of subjects at multiple points in time. Also called "panel data" or "repeated measures data," this kind of data is common in clinical trials in which patients are tracked over time. Recently, a SAS programmer asked how to visualize missing values in a
SAS' Brian Gaines provides a primer on GAMs.
When I started working at SAS in 2005, one of the most popular ways to use SAS software was the SAS Analytics Pro bundle on SAS®9. And why not? It provided all the analytics power of trusty SAS Display Manager coupled with the elegance and ease of use of SAS®
Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships. ― Winona LaDuke As we continue to “celebrate a world of flavors” by nourishing ourselves, appreciating our diversity and trying new foods and flavors, enjoy this insider's look into dishes that hold a special
This article shows how to compute properties of a discrete probability distribution from basic definitions. You can use the definitions to compute the mean, variance, and median of a discrete probability distribution when there is no simple formula for those quantities. This article is motivated by two computational questions about
While studying business intelligence as an undergraduate student at business school HEC Montreal, Camille Duchesne encountered Cortex, an analytics simulation that pits participants against each other to develop the most accurate models for a particular task. In this case, the simulation supports a fictional charity by predicting which subjects from
Statistical programmers need to access numerical constants that help us to write robust and accurate programs. Specifically, it is necessary to know when it is safe to perform numerical operations such as raising a number to a power without exceeding the largest number that is representable in finite-precision arithmetic. This
A previous article showed how to use SAS to compute finite-difference derivatives of smooth vector-valued multivariate functions. The article uses the NLPFDD subroutine in SAS/IML to compute the finite-difference derivatives. The article states that the third output argument of the NLPFDD subroutine "contains the matrix product J`*J, where J is
For the last three weeks, our Work/Life series on Coping with Symptoms of Anxiety and Worry has sent out short videos with strategies shared by Alex Harrison, LCSW, Alumni and Family Liaison for ERC/Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center. Below you'll find all three videos on demand. Video One: Understanding
Money laundering is a growing threat within the insurance industry. The regulatory framework within banking is adding stronger controls and governance processes which will encourage launderers to seek alternative areas to launder funds. While insurance presents a different type of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risk, the risks still exist. Long considered
SAS' Xuejun Liao weighs the pros and cons of collaborative filtering and supervised learning and explores their use in a unified framework.
Wes was ready for a change. “I wasn’t happy in my previous role, and decided to embark on a job search. I came across the role at SAS on LinkedIn and immediately applied,” Wes recounts. “The position was perfectly aligned to my career goals and aspirations – it almost felt
On this Pi Day, let's explore the "πth roots of unity." (Pi Day is celebrated in the US on 3/14 to celebrate π ≈ 3.14159....) It's okay if you've never heard of the πth roots of unity. This article starts by reviewing the better-known nth roots of unity. It then
For Pi Day, veteran SAS user Leonid Batkhan reveals a pi paradox.
Successful asset liability management in banks requires a modern analytics infrastructure.
Food has a culture. It has a history. It has a story. It has relationships. ― Winona LaDuke At SAS, our culture is formed by celebrating backgrounds, experiences and perspectives from colleagues in 59 countries around the world. Since work should be a place where people can be themselves
Did you know that you can use π to partition the positive integers into two disjoint groups? It's not hard. One group is generated by the integer portions of multiples of π. The FLOOR function gives the integer portion of a positive number, so you can write integer that are
This blog post was originally published in November of 2018. I have continued to learn about motivating behavior change and would even consider myself an expert at this point (4 years later). Using social emotions to motivate change is still my strongest and most successful strategy so I am sharing
During the SAS Hackathon, teams and mentors collaborate to find solutions to specific challenges. The hackathon is a win-win situation for all participants, from idea generation to the development of new technologies or solutions. The SAS Hackathon encourages developers to collaborate on practical ideas and offers employees the chance to
I previously showed how to use SAS to compute finite-difference derivatives for smooth scalar-valued functions of several variables. You can use the NLPFDD subroutine in SAS/IML software to approximate the gradient vector (first derivatives) and the Hessian matrix (second derivatives). The computation uses finite-difference derivatives to approximate the derivatives. The