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Xiangxiang Meng

Xiangxiang Meng

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

Current City: Cary, NC

PhD; University of Cincinnati
MS; University of Cincinnati

Languages spoken: English, Chinese

Using SAS since 2007    Teaching SAS since 2013

Professional experience:
Xiangxiang Meng is a Staff Scientist in the Data Science Technologies department at SAS. Xiangxiang received his PhD and MS from the University of Cincinnati. The current focus of his work is on the algorithm development and platform design for machine learning and business intelligence software, including SAS Visual Statistics and SAS In-Memory Statistics on Hadoop. His research interests include decision trees and tree ensemble models, Bayesian networks and Naive Bayes, recommendation systems, and parallelization of machine learning algorithms on distributed data.

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Invited speaker at conferences

Analytics Conference (2014)
SAS Global Forum (2014)
International Conference of Machine Learning (workshop organizer) (2014)
Strata (2014)

What is your favorite training course and why?
The preparation course/guide for SAS Advanced Certificate. This teaches you so many fundamental concepts around Macro and SQL that many SAS programmers use a lot, but not very efficiently.

What is the best part about teaching?
Deliver what I have designed and developed to customers, and learn from customers and their needs.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?

What is your favorite place or dream vacation destination?
Candy Crush

Are you passionate about a particular sports team?
Houston Rockets

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