Advanced business analytics and intelligence software providing company SAS partners with Clemson University to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) software for education and research.
The new partnership will provide SAS’ advanced data science and analytics tools to Clemson students and faculty as a part of a new $3.3 million commitment to assist teaching and academic research.
Students and faculty at Clemson, including those at the Watt Household Innovation Center, will have access to SAS knowledge science and assessment tools for aiding educational training and research.
CEO of SAS Jim Goodnight said, “Clemson’s students, faculty and researchers will be able to use the latest industry-leading SAS AI and advanced analytics software to learn new skills and generate new breakthroughs.”
The company mentioned that its partnership with Clemson gives students who know SAS Viya and other analytics skills a competitive advantage. SAS Viya, the company’s flagship artificial intelligence and data analytics platform, allows users to turn raw data into actionable insights.
Clemson researchers will be able to use the massive data sets generated by SAS Viya to investigate a range of essential topics, including racial inequities in education, addiction, wildlife disease, agriculture, and the human genome. SAS is used in Clemson’s courses to better educate students for employment in multiple sectors, such as healthcare, finance, government, and other fields.
Additionally, SAS will also offer faculty and staff teaching materials to assist them in incorporating SAS into their curriculum and research.
Founding dean of the College of Science, Cynthia Young, said, “By integrating SAS into coursework, we’re helping strengthen literacy in data science.”
She further added that their students become more competitive, their alumni become more successful, and the state and nation gain a workforce that understands SAS and is better prepared to advance various industries through data.