College of Business

2022 SAS Workshop on Visual Analytics and Viya Platform

CSUMB Faculty, staff, and students at SAS Workshop

The Fall 2022 SAS Workshop had 15 attendees from colleges and departments across campus.


September 9, 2022 – The College of Business organized an in-person training workshop open to all faculty and the College of Business staff. A Campus-wide announcement was made from the Provost's office to include faculty from all the colleges on the campus. Attendees included students, faculty, and personnel from the College of Business, College of Science, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and University College and Graduate Studies.

CSUMB Faculty, staff, and students at SAS Workshop


Tom Grant of SAS from Virgina conducted the workshop in the Data Analytics lab of the Business and Information Technology (BIT) building for both morning and afternoon sessions.

The morning session was on SAS Visual Analytics Primer: Visualization-Oriented Exploration using SAS Viya Learners. The afternoon session gave attendees the opportunity to practice hands-on using the SAS Viya platform, a cloud-based analytics interface with advanced capabilities. Post-event survey responses to Dr. Sumadhur Shakya suggest most attendees found the event helpful in learning and expressed interest in attending such an event in the future, such as on text analytics.

Attendees enjoyed the lunch boxes the Dean, College of Business, Dr. Marylou Shockley, provided.