Dr. André de Waal

Dr. André de Waal

SAS Institute, Senior Analytical Consultant

André de Waal received his Ph.D. in theoretical computer science from the University of Bristol during 1994. He spent the next year in Germany and Belgium continuing his research in Logic Programming and Automated Theorem Proving. During 1996 he returned to South Africa to take up his position as lecturer at the School of Computer Science and Information Systems at North-West University, where he was later promoted to Associated Professor. During 1999 he became one of the founder members of the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics at the same university. He became responsible for the Data Mining Program in the Centre and shifted his research focus to include Neural Networks and Predictive Modeling. He joined SAS Institute in Cary, NC during December 2010 to take up the position of Analytical Consultant in the Global Academic Program.

SAS Viya Data Mining and Machine Learning

Harrisburg University

SAS Viya Data Mining and Machine Learning is a new product from SAS that showcases a rich set of data mining and machine learning capabilities that run on a robust, in-memory, distributed computing infrastructure. This product provides a single environment for the data scientist to perform necessary tasks associated with data preparation, feature engineering, model […]

Open Data, Analytics Tools and Management Considerations
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Analysis of the First Presidential Debate Using SAS® Text Analytics

Harrisburg University

During the last year of a presidential term in the United States of America, the race to the White House has everybody excited. News channels and newspapers provide “expert” analysis of day to day events. However, many of the expert opinions are biased and reflect a commentator’s political viewpoint or affiliation. Can text mining be […]

Track 2: Applied, Technical Implications
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