Felix Liao is a manager within the customer advisory team at SAS and is also responsible for the analytics platform product portfolio for SAS Australia and New Zealand. He has over 15 years of experience working in the Australian and New Zealand analytics market. Felix was responsible for the regional launch of SAS Viya and was also responsible for the successful launch of SAS Visual Analytics in Australia and New Zealand in 2012. He is a regular speaker and blogger on the topic of analytics, data visualization, and machine learning. A computer engineer from his undergraduate study, Felix obtained his MBA in 2009 from Macquarie University, and he is also a SAS certified data scientist. His diverse background allows him to bring a wide set of views and perspectives, which are critical in modern analytics and machine learning projects and initiatives.
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Smart Data Discovery Using SAS® Viya®: Powerful Techniques for Deeper Insights
by Felix Liao
Gain Powerful Insights with SAS® Viya®!
Whether you are an executive, departmental decision maker, or analyst, the need to leverage data and analytical techniques in order make critical business decisions is now crucial to every part of an organization. Smart Data Discovery with SAS® Viya®: Powerful Techniques for Deeper Insights provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct a smart discovery process and empower you to ask more complex questions using your data. The book highlights key components of a smart data discovery process utilizing advanced machine learning techniques, powerful capabilities from SAS® Viya®, and finally brings it all together using real examples and applications.
With its step-by-step approach and integrated examples, the book provides a relevant and practical guide to insight discovery that goes beyond traditional charts and graphs. By showcasing the powerful visual modeling capabilities of SAS® Viya®, it also opens up the world of advanced analytics and machine learning techniques to a much broader set of audiences.
- Richann Watson is an independent statistical programmer and CDISC consultant based in Ohio. She has been using SAS since 1996 with most of her experience being in the life sciences industry. She specializes in analyzing clinical trial data and implementing CDISC standards.
- Kriss Harris worked at GlaxoSmithKline as a statistician supporting drug discovery. At GSK, he developed an increasing passion for both SAS graphics and teaching and taught SAS graphics to SAS programmers, statisticians, and scientists. After leaving GSK, he became an independent statistical programmer and has consulted at Eli Lilly, Eisai, and MedAvante-ProPhase.
- Sanjay Matange is Research & Development Director in the Data Visualization Division at SAS, where he is responsible for the development and support of ODS Graphics software.
- Michele M. Burlew designed and programmed SAS applications for data management, data analysis, report writing, and graphics for academic and corporate clients for over 40 years. She has expertise in many SAS products and operating systems.