Archive of Past
10-Mar-2000, Friday, 9:00am, JFK
Conference Center, Edison NJ
Web Publishing Using SAS Software
Chris Bresson, Destiny Corporation, Wethersfield, Connecticut
Discussed will be publishing reports, graphs and process
requests over the Web using SAS Software. Several techniques
and issues will be discussed, along with a live demonstration.
Destiny Corporation has extensive experience creating
applications like these for their customers.
SAS Career Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Jean Kim, Smith Hanley Associates, NY and Lloyd Turner,
Ph.D., CIBER Custom Solutions Group, NJ
During this time of technological advancement and industry
mergers, it is imperative that a professional manages his or
her own career development. This is especially true in the
pharmaceutical industry where new information technology meets
advancements in bioscience.
This presentation will be in two parts:
Jean Kim will give a broad overview of SAS programming careers
in the context of new developments in the industry, and how
job descriptions have changed to fit the department's needs.
Also, using her recruiting experience, she will speak about
what applicants are seeking in companies and what companies
look for in applicants. Lloyd Turner will use his experience
developing a SAS IT group in a pharmaceutical company to
discuss how new technology is changing the SAS Programmer's
role and what type of new opportunities have emerged in the
past few years.
Jean Kim recruits in the areas of Clinical Data
Computing Systems focusing on Clinical SAS Programming, Data
Management, Information Systems, and Database development.
Jean attends and volunteers for various professional societies
to keep informed of the new technological and process
developments in the pharmaceutical industry. Jean's active
presence in the industry offers a wealth of information to her
clients' team building efforts and her candidates' career
Prior to joining Smith Hanley Associates in 1996, Jean
served as the executive director of a social service agency
and has also worked as a director of marketing for a media
production company. She received her BA in Social Science from
University of California at Berkeley and MPA in Public
Administration from Harvard University.
Lloyd Turner is a senior consultant with the CIBER
Custom Solutions Group in New Jersey. He has managed numerous
client-server and data warehouse applications for clients in
the telecommunications, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals
industries. He is currently directing a business process
re-engineering project involving biostatisticians and clinical
programmers at the Schering-Plough Research Institute. He has
a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of
Pennsylvania and has extensive experience in using SAS tools
in business and academic environments.
28-Apr-2000, Friday, 9:00am, Raritan
Valley Community Coll., North Branch, NJ
SAS Certified Professional Program
Roger Staum, SAS Institute
An article on certification recently appeared in The NESUG
Express, the newsletter for the Northeast SAS Users Group (NESUG).
The article features an interview with two SAS Institute
Quality Partners, Michael Davis and Dave Riba. Davis and Riba
address such questions as "How should clients and employers
view certification?" and "How should you prepare for the
tests?" You can read this informative interview online at
Roger Staum is a Technical Consulting Specialist in the
Education Division of SAS Institute. He has been an Institute
employee for six years, based in the New York regional office.
He teaches courses in the Accessing and Manipulating Data,
Presenting Information, and Statistical Analysis curricula.
Overview of AppDev Studio
Carl LaChapelle, SAS Institute
AppDev Studio is a suite of products designed for the
development of web based information delivery applications.
Utilizing the power of Java, AppDev studio helps you develop a
variety of web-based clients that expose the computational
power and data services of the SAS MVA server.
In this presentation we'll take a look at each of the
products that are part of AppDev Studio. We'll explore the
features of each of the products, through a series of demos.
We'll then discuss each of the different types of clients you
can build with AppDev studio, and discuss their relative
strengths and weaknesses.
Carl LaChapelle is the director of the Display Products
division at SAS Institute. He has been an employee of SAS
Institute for the past fifteen years. He is responsible for
the development of SAS/AF, SAS/FSP, and AppDev Studio
products. Over the years he has worked on many parts of the
SAS system. He is currently working on getting SAS V8.1, and
AppDev Studio 2.0 ready to ship.
To find out more about AppDev Studio consider ordering the
following book at the SAS Book Sale…
Getting Started with AppDev Studio(TM), First Edition
Order Number: GO57575
Selling Price: $10.95
27-Oct-2000, Friday, 9:00am, Raritan
Valley Community Coll., North Branch, NJ
On visualizing Direct and Partial Correlations
Leonardo E. Auslender, SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, NC
Statisticians and data analysts focus on correlations among
pairs of variables to understand the strength of linear
relationships in the data. Since correlations measure
relations among pairs of variables, the standard output is in
matrix form, which tends to be difficult to interpret for a
large number of variables. The superlative analyst can also
incorporate partial correlations to further deepen the
analysis. The hapless data-miner who faces hundreds, if not
thousands, of variables does not long to wade through reams of
outputs of correlations to find "interesting" patterns.
In this paper, the author presents a method that enables to
visualize any number of Pearson (and partial) correlations by
using a Proc-Timeplot-like output.
Leonardo Auslender is a statistician and retired
economist with honors with more than 20 years of business
experience and SAS expertise, at present in the Analytical
Consulting group of SAS Institute. His area of expertise is in
the area of Giga-Data Analysis and Methods, and has written
papers and given lectures on missing value imputation, Tree
Regression, Support Vector Machines, Market-Basket Analysis,
Data Base Marketing, CRM, GDP and (Relative Price) Inflation
studies, Expectation Formations, Productivity and Technology
effects in the economy. He was a lecturer of Finance and
Macroeconomics at Rutgers University.
Data Warehousing and MDDB processing
using the SAS system
George Bukhbinder, Palisades Research, Inc., Bernardsville, NJ
This paper addresses several factors important to the
successful completion of a large-scale rapid data warehouse
development project in the telecommunications industry. These
- Data model design
- Metadata maintenance
- Dimensions and hierarchies required for building a
multidimensional database (MDDB)
- Internet enabled On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP)
This paper also includes a demonstration of the
Internet-enabled OLAP built as an interface to a data
warehouse and demonstrates benefits business gains from
building a powerful decision support system for marketing.
George Bukhbinder is a president of Palisades Research,
Inc., a database development and analytic consulting firm. He
has over 20 years of experience in marketing database design
and development, market segmentation, and statistical
modeling. He has worked extensively on the development and
implementation of information systems for direct marketing,
strategic planning, and profitability optimization. Mr.
Bukhbinder has a Ph.D. in Statistics.