Revolution Analytics at JSM 2012

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Revolution Analytics is proud to once again be a gold sponsor and Wi-Fi sponsor of the JSM 2012 conference in San Diego, the largest gathering of statisticians, biostatisticians, analysts, data miners and data scientists in the world. The conference begins on Sunday, and you'll find the Revolution Analytics team in the exhibit hall. Drop by to take a look at the new Revolution R Enterprise 6 and pick up R-branded goodies. There will also be refreshments available in the booth 10am-2pm on Monday and Tuesday, and we're pleased to be able to provide free WiFi in the exhibition hall during exhibition hours.

Members of the Revolution team are also participating in the formal conference program. I'll be part of a panel discussion on big data and predictive analytics. Our Chief Scientist Lee Elefsen will deliver a presentation on how to effectively scale analytics systems from a single to multiple core approach to deal with exponential increases to the size of typical data sets. And VP of Product Development Sue Ranney will deliver a presentation on the increased incidence of multiple birth rates in the United States over the last 30 years, applying multivariate analysis to individual-level data obtained from public-use data sets. Full details with links to the JSM program are below:

Who: Lee Edefsen, chief scientist, Revolution Analytics
What: “Parallel External Memory Algorithms Applied to Generalized Linear Models
When: Monday, July 30, from 10:35 a.m. – 10:50 p.m. PT
Where: San Diego Convention Center, Room 30B

Who: Sue Ranney, vice president of product development, Revolution Analytics
What: “The Rise in Multiple Births in the U.S.: An Analysis of a Hundred-Million Birth Records with R
When: Wednesday, August 1, from 11:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. PT
Where: San Diego Convention Center, Room 32B

Who: Dean Abbott, President, Abbott Analytics (Moderator)
  David Smith, vice president of marketing and community, Revolution Analytics
  Wayne Thompson, analytics product manager, SAS Institute
  Daniel Fystra, founder and president, Frontline Systems
  Ralf Klinkenberg, co-founder and chief business development officer, Rapid-I
  Dan Steinberg, founder and president, Salford Systems
  Thomas Hill, vice president of analytic solutions, Statsoft
  Jon K. Peck, senior engineer, IBM-SPSS           
What: “Predictive Analytics and Data Mining: The Software Makers” (panel discussion)
When: Wednesday, August 1, from 2:00-3:50 p.m. PT
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, room Sapphire D

There are many other R-related talks in the program from R users as well. A couple I'm particularly looking forward to are the panel on Evolution of Statistical Graphics and Visual Analytics, Google's talk on Scaling R to Internet Scale Data, Saptarshi Guha's talk on RHIPE, and the talk on Enhancing Web Pages with R in the Browser.

What other R-related talks are you going to at JSM? Let us know in the comments.

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