Zencos Data Science Team Heads to Analytics Experience

by David Septoff  |  Posted on 08/30/2017

Zencos is a proud sponsor of Analytics Experience 2017. Our Data Science team will be in attendance, September 18-20 in Washington, DC and we are excited! 

Using Network Analysis to Look at the College Football Teams

by Reid Baughman  |  Posted on 08/24/2017

College football season is here! Whether you’re a fan of football or not, sports generate a lot of data that when analyzed the right way, can yield important insights into players or teams. Here at Zencos, we are passionate about leveraging a wide variety of analytical techniques to disrupt the status quo and give companies the competitive edge. Let's use some network analysis to look at the college teams.

Using Data Science to Fight Financial Crime

by Leigh Ann Herhold  |  Posted on 08/08/2017

If you have been following the new Netflix crime show Ozarks, then you witnessed how difficult it was for Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) to launder $8 million dirty dollars from a dangerous drug cartel. The gritty crime thriller depicts the intensity and difficulty of the task in a dramatic and satisfying way. Money laundering is a very real and constant threat to both small and large financial institutions and casinos around the world. Applying data science and business logic with consistent model testing and validation is key to detecting anomalies.

Tame your Big Data with SAS Coding Efficiencies

by Ryan Kumpfmiller  |  Posted on 07/31/2017

Many of us have experienced code execution taking forever to run. In most cases, we set those jobs to run at night so as not to waste a day of work. But, what if we could optimize performance and run the said jobs in a time period that’s more conducive to a day’s work? This topic explains some general coding efficiencies, explains how SAS stores data, and a technique for working with the database.

Hold your breath as We Dive into Visualizing Shark Attacks in The Bahamas

by Jaime D'Agord  |  Posted on 07/13/2017

Sharks are an intriguing species because they aren't animals we encounter every day. Using SAS Visual Analytics 8.1, shark attacks in The Bahamas were graphed to determine which activities and which islands experienced greater number of shark attacks.

Don’t Fear the Fin - Unless You’re Taking a Selfie

by Chris St. Jeor  |  Posted on 07/13/2017

Shark Week! The best week of the entire year. Why do we love it so? Is it the extensive description of blue sharks’ social patterns? The scientific explanation of the effect of water salinity on the health of tiger sharks? The lengthy summary of the whale sharks’ migration? Of course not. We are drawn to Shark Week year after year for one reason only: our morbid fascination with shark attacks.

Can Phelps (or Ledecky) Actually Outswim a Shark?

by Sean Ankenbruck  |  Posted on 07/13/2017

Is it possible for a human to outswim a shark? We were curious, so we put together a quick analysis on the top swimming speeds of various shark species and then compared them to the top speeds achieved by two world renowned Olympic athletes, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. The results are quite interesting. 

Seem like @MaryLeeShark took a Bite of Your System Performance?

by Nick Welke  |  Posted on 07/13/2017

If your SAS server performance has been lagging, it might seem as if @MaryLeeShark (a great white shark with a Twitter account) has taken a bite out of it. There can be several reasons for slow system performance ranging from outdated hardware to poor programming techniques. As you review your system, here's a few options to consider so your system is as speedy as can be.

Machine Learning Demystified

by Sean Ankenbruck  |  Posted on 07/10/2017

It seems like every day there is an exciting new article on the internet surrounding the mysterious topic of machine learning. With all the hype surrounding this concept you would think it is something rather new, right? Not exactly. Although this  concept has been known by various names over the years, the mathematics behind it have been in development for decades. So, what is it? At the most basic level, machine learning is the ability to train a computer or an algorithm to learn without being explicitly programmed to do so. This results in better predictions from your models.

Zencos Welcomes New Data Science Staff

by David Septoff  |  Posted on 07/07/2017

Zencos Consulting, a leader in delivering business intelligence (BI) consulting solutions and a SAS® Alliance Partner, announced today the creation of a new Data Science Solutions practice. Here's our newest Data Science team staff members ... 

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