Let's learn more about Shunping Huang in this edition of People Power.
What do you do?
I am a Research Statistician Developer in the SAS Enterprise Miner Group. My task is to research the latest machine learning methods and develop scalable algorithms that can efficiently process big data streams.
What surprises you most about your job?
It surprises me when I learn about the extreme growth in demand for big data analytics, and the level of computational challenges it brings. Both surprises and energizes me to solve the problems.
Fill-in-the-blank: Because of what I do ...
People will have a better way to analyze their huge volumes of data and benefit from them.
I still remember the nervous moment when I came in for interview, the smile and welcome from the guards every morning I drive through the entrance, the kind help offered by the colleagues around me, the inspiring group discussions that spark new ideas, and the excitement of the badminton games after work.
What is your fantasy job (if SAS didn’t exist)?
My current job is honestly one of my dream jobs. I would also like to shoot more beautiful photos in my spare time.
What’s your favorite SAS/coding trick?
I recently wrote about a node that bridges SAS Enterprise Miner to R: Spectral Clustering in SAS® Enterprise Miner™ Using Open Source Integration Node.
What is your ‘pick’ – from technology to movies to music, what are you into these days?
A piece of music that is my recent favorite: Gracie’s Theme by Paul Cardall.