SAS Will Demonstrate Its Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning Product at Sigma Xi’s Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference

September 24, 2018

Media Contact:
Heather Thorstensen
Manager of Communications
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society or (919) 549-4691 ext. 216

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC—Sigma Xi is pleased to announce that participants of its 2018 Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference will have access to an on-site demonstration from SAS, an analytics software and services company based in North Carolina. SAS will demonstrate its SAS Viya product, Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning, designed for those who need to analyze large, complex data sets and build predictive models. The demonstration will show how to build machine learning models using SAS software. The latest SAS Viya platform will allow users to leverage other programming languages such as R, Python, or Java. 

This demonstration will be held in an afternoon session on October 27 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in California. The Sigma Xi meeting will run October 25–28 at the same hotel, and bring together scientists, engineers, and students to discuss “Big Data and the Future of Research.”

Benefits of SAS Viya’s Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning product include:

  • a single, highly collaborative environment that enables a variety of users to build and expand upon sophisticated models to get fast, highly accurate results

  • interactive visual and programming interfaces that reduce the amount of time it takes to prepare data, build models, and deploy them into production

  • access to a set of modern statistical, machine learning, deep learning, and text analytics algorithms in a single environment

  • an ability to test different modeling approaches to quickly identify champion models

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More About Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society is the world’s largest multidisciplinary honor society for scientists and engineers. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Sigma Xi chapters can be found at colleges and universities, government laboratories, and industry research centers around the world. More than 200 Nobel Prize winners have been members. The Society is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. On Twitter: @SigmaXiSociety