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As an American child growing up on a military base in Germany, I learned many important life lessons. One of the most important was about language and communication. I realized at age 12 that, even though I could speak German, I thought in English -- and it led me to
Chemical companies are sitting on data gold mines waiting to be exploited. Yet most of them struggle to capitalize on the full potential and insights of their data. How can you make advanced analytics work for you and gain competitive advantage? For the past couple of years, chemical companies have
This is my Pi Day post for 2021. Every year on March 14th (written 3/14 in the US), geeky mathematicians and their friends celebrate "all things pi-related" because 3.14 is the three-decimal approximation to pi. Most years I write about lower-case pi (π), which is the ratio of a circle's
My career path has taken me from the fields on my family farm to the boardrooms of organizations around the world. Starting when I was six years old, my summers involved working with my cousins on the farm from dawn until dusk. From a very early age, I learned the
Recently, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joined SAS CEO and founder Jim Goodnight for a fireside chat to announce the latest release of the cloud-native SAS® Viya® platform on Microsoft Azure. This new launch was a significant milestone to mark the progress that has been made in our extensive technology and
Data scientist has been on the career hot list for years, but how does one become a data scientist? Well, my journey to becoming a data scientist was not an intentional journey - I didn't start with a plan to end up in a data science career. In fact, I
Go from gridlocked model development to accelerated innovation by moving to the cloud.
The BIG Group can’t wait to gather in-person again, but for now, they’re staying safe and meeting virtually. We love this group portrait above of the Black Initiatives Group leadership council titled “An Evening of Excellence,” created by BIG co-chair Christopher Williams. __________________________________________________________________________________________ Our SAS culture blends our different backgrounds,
The management of the COVID-19 vaccination program is one of the most complex tasks in modern history. Even without the added complications of administering the vaccine during a pandemic, the race to vaccinate the populations who need it most all while maintaining the necessary cold-storage protocols, meeting double dose requirements,
SAS Cloud solutions on Azure help banks by delivering reliable stress test results fast.
On The DO Loop blog, I write about a diverse set of topics, including statistical data analysis, machine learning, statistical programming, data visualization, simulation, numerical analysis, and matrix computations. In a previous article, I presented some of my most popular blog posts from 2020. The most popular articles often deal
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When news about a new Coronavirus outbreak in China first hit the news, Falko and his colleague Anand Chitale wanted to know more. “We knew we could use SAS to analyze the data and discover new insights,” he said. By now, you’ve heard about our work helping customers combat the coronavirus pandemic.
We've turned some of our most notable predictions for next year into a slide show. Click the orange "next" button to see these 2021 predictions from SAS. Who’s brave enough to make predictions for next year after the unpredictable year we just had? We are. After all, the disruptive
Some people hear the words computer science and only think of coding but ask any computer scientist and they would tell you that coding is just a tool to solve important and interesting problems. At its core, computer science is about using technology to solve complex problems in the world,
What comes to mind when you think of a “homeless person”? Chances are, you’ll picture an adult, probably male, dirty, likely with some health conditions, including a mental illness. Few of us would immediately recall homeless individuals as family members, neighbors, co-workers and other loved ones. Fewer still are likely aware of how many youths (both minors and young adults) experience homelessness annually. Homeless youth is a population who can
Recently nine pharmacists from across the country were charged for their part in a $12.1M health care fraud scheme. The pharmacists allegedly took money for prescription medications that were neither purchased nor dispensed. The indictments further allege that the defendants billed Medicare and Medicaid for medications that were often medically unnecessary and for some medications that were purportedly dispensed to
Bribery and corruption continue to plague governments and organizations around the world. Brazil’s Operation Car Wash, the 1MDB scandal in Malaysia, the FIFA bribery case and many others continue to make headlines. The prevalence of widespread, coordinated corruption and bribery is alarming and seems to continue to grow, despite ongoing sanctions and fines meant to deter these
As the COVID-19 virus jetted to pandemic status, folks around the company, including Carlos, were tapped to come up with data-driven solutions – fast. “Until we have a vaccine, one of the most effective ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 is by implementing Nonpharmaceutical Interventions, called ‘NPIs’,” Carlos explained.
Imagine driving in a foreign country at night with no GPS and half a tank of gas in the pouring rain. And you have to reach your destination before sunrise. That’s a little like how it felt when COVID-19 turned our 2020 plans upside down, and we raced into the
You’ve finally done it. You managed to stay awake through the endless series of MOOC videos, and you’ve mastered the IRIS data set. You've learned that lm() will build you a pretty nifty model in R, and you can fit a Classifier with SciKit Learn. You know your Neural Net
An analyst report offers an unbiased, side-by-side, third-party evaluation of the technology in the market. These analysts know how to put the vendors through the paces and require proof of any claims that are made.
[Editor's note: This post was co-authored with Fritz Lehman, COO of Zencos] In 1976, the blockbuster movie Jaws was the number one grossing film. Why? Because it had a great villain – the great white shark. The movie told a vivid (and all too familiar) story about plans gone awry
SAS has always believed in the power of education, but in today’s data-driven economy, it’s more important than ever to ensure our students are introduced to data science at an early age. We as a company are focusing our resources on creating student experiences in data literacy, computer science and
Two billion people worldwide experience food insecurity and 14% of food produced for humans to consume is wasted before it arrives at the wholesaler, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The FAO celebrates World Food Day on October 16, 2020. This year’s event focuses
Being overwhelmed by the volume of news isn’t a new phenomenon. But today, our sense of being overwhelmed has increased and triggered feelings of fear, frustration and anxiety, given the ongoing developments and research tied to COVID-19. How do we sift through the volume of information facing us and truly understand whether the news we consume is factual or based on