What do you do:
I’m the development product manager for SAS/STAT® software, and I also coordinate some division-wide activities such as our documentation process. Since SAS/STAT now includes 75 procedures and requires nearly 8,000 pages of documentation, obviously it takes several people to manage it. I keep current with statistical methodology being developed and adopted, obtain feedback from customers, and help to decide on priorities for future development. My role also includes outreach, and I give talks to both SAS user groups and statistical groups about our statistical software. I also represent the analytical interests in SAS Global Forum planning and coordination, as well as support.sas.com, where I manage the Statistics and Operations Research focus area on support.sas.com. I’m also the lead author of the SAS Press book Categorical Data Analysis Using the SAS System.
What’s the most interesting part of your job?
Learning new statistical methodology is still probably the most fun for me. We occasionally bring in area experts for seminars to jump-start us in new areas, and that’s always invigorating.
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