SAS-Related Talks at the INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting

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The INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in Philadelphia November 1-4. More than two dozen SAS staff will participate, and SAS will have three adjacent booths representing SAS/OR (and all of Advanced Analytics), JMP, and the SAS Global Academic Program. SAS is well-represented among the presentations at this meeting, with 16 talks involving SAS authors, presenters, or topics. Here are the scheduled talks. Unless otherwise noted, all authors/presenters are from SAS.

Saturday, Oct. 31

From 3pm to 5:30pm in Room 104B at the Convention Center there will be a pre-conference workshop, "Solving Business Problems with SAS Analytics and OPTMODEL."

Sunday, Nov. 1

  • Aurelie Thiele (Lehigh University), "Overview of 'The Richard E. Rosenthal Early Career Connection Program'" (Session SA30)
  • David Oury (Bentley University), "The Analytics of Kickstarter" (Session SB05)
  • Zhenpeng Miao, Virginia Miori, Yingdao Qu (St. Joseph's University), "Data Mining Techniques Applied to the Study of Canines with Disease" (Session SB34)
  • Tom Bohannon, Mike Speed, "SAS Education Practice: Introduction to SAS Text Mining" (Session SC79)
  • Xiaodong Yao, Jason Chen, Matt Maxwell, Tugrul Sanli, "Resource Pricing in Hospitality Industry" (Session SD43)

Monday, Nov. 2

  • Matthew Windham (NTELX, Inc.), "Geospatial Analysis of Bike Share Data" (Session MA29)
  • Mia Stephens, "SAS JMP Division: Interactive and Visual Data Analysis with JMP 12 Pro" (software demo, Session MA79)
  • Kathy Lange, "Predictive Modeling at Scale" (Session MB30)
  • Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, Randy Bartlett (Blue Sigma Analytics), Esma Gel (Arizona State University), Louise Wehrle (INFORMS), "Extending the Reach of Certification: The New Associate Certified Analytics Professional" (Session MC29)
  • Emily Lada, Chris Derienzo (Mission Health System), David Tanaka (Duke University Medical Center), Phillip Meanor, "Using Simulation to Determine a Balance Between Cost and Quality of Care for Critically Ill Infants" (Session MD34)
  • Hui Yang (Pennsylvania State University), Liying Cui (Starbucks), Soundar Kumara (Pennsylvania State University), Andrew Kusiak (The University of Iowa), Yan Xu, "Panel Discussion on Big Data Science: Opportunities and Challenges" (Session MD72)

Tuesday, Nov. 3

  • Philipp Christophel, Menal Güzelsoy, Amar Narisetty, Imre Pólik, "The SAS MILP Solver: Current Status and Future Developments" (Session TA19)
  • Cheyanne Baird, Praveen Lakkaraju, Michael Wallis, "Analyzing and Predicting Threatening Language in #gamergate Tweets" (Session TC05)
  • Ed Hughes, Rob Pratt, "SAS: Building and Solving Optimization Models with SAS" (software demo, Session TD79)

Wednesday, Nov. 4

  • Xiaodong Yao, "Competitive Rate Information: Use and Misuse in Hospitality Revenue Management" (Session WB29)

If you'll be in Philadelphia for the meeting, please take a look at these talks. I'm sure you'll find many topics that interest you. Also make sure to stop by our booths in the exhibition area. See you there!

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Rob Pratt

Sr Manager, Advanced Analytics R&D

Rob Pratt has worked at SAS since 2000 and is a Senior Manager in the Operations Research department within SAS R&D's Advanced Analytics division. He manages a team of developers responsible for the optimization modeling language, network algorithms, and the decomposition algorithm. He earned a B.S. in Mathematics (with a second major in English) from the University of Dayton, and both an M.S. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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