SAS-Related Talks at the INFORMS 2015 Annual Meeting


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!


About Author

Senior Manager

Rob Pratt has worked at SAS since 2000 and is a Senior Manager in the Scientific Computing department in the Analytics R&D division. He manages a team of developers responsible for the optimization modeling language and solvers for linear, mixed integer linear, quadratic, and conic optimization. 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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