End to End Modeling & Machine Learning


Effective predictive modeling projects follow the analytics life cycle, from data and discovery to deployment and decisions. Data scientists use a variety of tools, both commercial and open-source, to collaborate and develop enterprise applications of analytics and artificial intelligence. SAS Viya provides a unified platform to perform all these from one graphical user interface or through programming APIs. In this workshop, you will load data into memory, prepare input variables for modeling and build complex analytics pipelines to demonstrate powerful machine learning models. Need to integrate open source models? No problem. We’ll show you how you to do that and deploy any model. Then you can save and package the best performing model for deployment while keeping the ability to retrain it on new data.

Session Outline
1. Building SAS Viya models using the Python API and the SWAT package (45 minutes)
2. Building Python Models using the SAS Viya Model Studio graphical interface (20 minutes)
3. Deploying Open Source Models using Open Model Manager (25 minutes)


Ari Zitin holds bachelor’s degrees in both physics and mathematics from UNC-Chapel Hill. His research focused on collecting and analyzing low energy physics data to better understand the neutrino. Ari taught introductory and advanced physics and scientific programming courses at UC-Berkeley while working on a master’s in physics with a focus on nonlinear dynamics. While at SAS, Ari has worked to develop courses that teach how to use Python code to control SAS analytical procedures, including machine learning and optimization.