Welcome!

News Feed Item

SAS recognizes excellence in teaching, use of analytics in education

Many of today’s businesses are faced with the challenge of employing a workforce with skills to analyze big data and make effective decisions. Use of analytics by educational institutions to improve administration, teaching and learning is one way to address this growing need. Acknowledging the importance of analytics in education, SAS has recognized Kennesaw State University with the third annual SAS Excellence in Education award and presented Dr. David Dickey of North Carolina State University with the SAS Distinguished Professor award. The 2014 SAS Student Ambassadors were also honored at SAS® Global Forum.

"Our most important initiative outside of serving our customers is ensuring that the next generation of leaders is prepared to use information to make wise, informed decisions,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “That’s why it’s so important to us to recognize Dr. Dickey, Kennesaw State University and the SAS student ambassadors for their work in advancing analytics training in higher education.”

Kennesaw State practices the analytics they preach

The SAS Excellence in Education Award was created to honor organizations that best illustrate the use of SAS to enable decision makers across the organization to act with the highest level of confidence and knowledge to meet defined goals.

Kennesaw State University is lauded for its campus administrative use of SAS, as well as its superb academic use in the classroom and research centers. Administratively, the university runs a campus-wide data warehouse built around SAS Data Management solutions. Additionally, Kennesaw State uses SAS Business Intelligence solutions and SAS Visual Analytics to create reports and disseminate information across campus. The university actively uses SAS predictive analytics to predict enrollments and funding. Academically, Kennesaw State is actively pursuing classification as an Institute of Analytics, with the goal of offering Masters and PhD programs in Analytics.

Creating analytics experts at North Carolina State University

The SAS Distinguished Professor award recognizes a professor using SAS in teaching and/or research and supporting successful student use of SAS.

Dr. David Dickey, recipient of the SAS Distinguished Professor award, is the William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Statistics, an instructor of the Masters in Analytics program at North Carolina State University and the co-creator of the Dickey-Fuller test for time series. He has developed many innovative ways to use SAS – from the most elementary to advanced analytics and time series topics. He teaches data mining, forecasting and statistical topics, and supports SAS in many ways. In addition to teaching generations of SAS users at North Carolina State University, Dickey has been a contract instructor and beta tester for the SAS Education Division, and has authored numerous statistics and analytics books.

Tomorrow's analytics leaders

Also recognized were the 2014 SAS Student Ambassadors representing 13 institutions. These students use SAS in innovative ways that benefit their respective industries and research. They are:

Aaron Clark from Grand Valley State University; Lucy D’Agostino McGowan, Renee Gennarelli and Sarah Lyons from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Carl Grafe from University of Utah; Nurul Husna Jamian from Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam; Chan Jin from Georgia Regents University; Pankush Kalgotra from Oklahoma State University; Milica Miocevic from Arizona State University; Elizabeth Rowse from Cardiff University; Grant Schneider from The Ohio State University; Deanna Schreiber-Gregory from North Dakota State University; Rafal Wojdan from Warsaw School of Economics; Yang Ge from Lancaster University; and, Xiao Yao from The University of Edinburgh.

Winners of 19 student scholarships and 10 faculty scholarships representing an additional 29 institutions were also recognized.

Today's announcement was made at SAS Global Forum, the world's largest gathering of SAS users, attended by more than 4,500 business and IT users of SAS software and solutions. Select sessions and keynotes from the user conference will be livestreamed.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS and all other SAS Institute Inc. product or service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Copyright © 2014 SAS Institute Inc. All rights reserved.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Interne...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, will discuss recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model f...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Niagara Networks will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue an...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm ...
Digitization is driving a fundamental change in society that is transforming the way businesses work with their customers, their supply chains and their people. Digital transformation leverages DevOps best practices, such as Agile Parallel Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile Operations to capitalize on opportunities and create competitive differentiation in the application economy. However, information security has been notably absent from the DevOps movement. Speed doesn’t have to negat...
Leading cloud-centric IT organizations are establishing core capabilities to improve productivity, control costs and provide a highly responsive end-user experience. Key steps along this journey include creating an end-user cloud services catalog, automating workflows and provisioning, and implementing IT showback and chargeback. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Jamensky, executive vice president of Products at Embotics, will walk attendees through an in-depth case study of enterprise I...
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago, facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new service. In his session at 19th Cloud Exp...