Welcome!

I am a Research Statistician Developer at SAS where I am a part of a small team in Advanced Analytics R&D that designs and develops graphical user interfaces (“tasks”) in SAS® Studio to help make the analytical methods in SAS easier to learn and use.

SAS Studio is a modern interface for SAS that you can use in place of the SAS Windowing Environment or Enterprise Guide®. SAS Studio is not a stand-alone product but is available with Base SAS® or SAS® Viya®. SAS Studio is also the primary interface that comes with SAS® University Edition, which is free to students, educators, and learners for non-commercial use, and can be installed on all three major operating systems. Yes, it actually works easily on Mac and Linux! If you use statistical software, I encourage you to check it out!

Before joining SAS, I finished my PhD in statistics at North Carolina State University under the direction of Hua Zhou and Eric Chi. My research interests include machine learning, big and high-dimensional data, computational statistics, and statistics education. While in grad school, I served as an instructor for ST311 (introductory statistics) for several semesters. I also gained real-world experience as a Data Scientist Intern at MaxPoint Interactive and as a statistical consultant for the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Please take a look around my website and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

  • I will miss the opportunity to reunite with old friends, but I am still looking forward to the upcoming virtual JSM. As always, there is a lot of great content on the program.
  • Speaking of which, do you want to learn how SAS University Edition and JupyterLab form a great combination for teaching well-rounded data scientists?  Want to learn about a programming interface in which your code, results, and explanatory text can seamlessly coexist? 
    • I will discuss these topics in a presentation at JSM this year. A video of my presentation is available on demand in the virtual JSM platform. I will be available to chat on Thursday, August 6th from 10AM to 2PM, but please feel free to contact me anytime if you any comments or questions.
    • SAS University Edition includes JupyterLab and is free to educators and students for non-commercial use. Learn more

SAS Global Forum 2020

  • Although I completely understand and agree with the decision to cancel the in-person version of SAS Global Forum 2020, it was sad to miss out on the chance to meet and interact with our users at SASGF – truly one of the highlights of my year! A huge thanks to everyone involved in the pivot to a virtual event.
  • You can access a lot of the tutorials and technical talks on the SAS Users YouTube channel. Additional content is available from the virtual SASGF portal. Plus, don’t forget about the proceedings, which are also available. There is a lot of great content, so I encourage you to check it out!
  • The following list contains links to my content for this year’s conference:
Type Title Status
Demo Image Classification Using SAS® Available
Demo Build Fully Connected Neural Networks with SAS® Studio Tasks and SAS® Viya® Available
Paper Tips for Writing Custom SAS® Studio Tasks That Use CAS Actions for Advanced Analytics Available