On-Demand Webinar

SAS Viya@ Access & Resources for academics, students & IT departments


About the webinar

Seminars 1-4 discussed and demonstrated the range of cloud-hosted data analytics capabilities available in SAS Viya. This Seminar 5 will provide information on

  1. Real-life experience of using SAS Viya for academic teaching
  2. Accessing SAS Viya in UK & Ireland universities
  3. SAS Viya hosting and managed service options
  4. Teaching resources for academics
  5. User resources for students and researchers

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About the Experts

Stefan Stoyanov
Data Scientist at Analytium

Stefan is a 2020 SAS Student Ambassador Award winner, passionate about education as enablement. As an MSc Business Analytics student, during his placement, he gained practical skills in SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning and an understanding of the whole enterprise analytics lifecycle. His experience with SAS helped him with the successful start of his data science career. In his current role, he is leveraging his highly awarded experience in project management consultancy and his sound SAS data science foundation to help businesses make better decisions while getting the most from their analytics platforms in the cloud.

Stefan is passionate about promoting the advantages of SAS Viya for Learners to enhance teaching in data science. He has been sharing his experience with SAS Viya in his popular #GameChanger blog series.


Dr Farjam Eshraghian
Senior Lecturer
Westminster Business School

Dr Farjam Eshraghian completed his PhD (Technology and Information Management) at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on the understanding of the dynamics of forming perceived information quality (PIQ) by organisational users. He joined Westminster Business School in 2017 and is currently a senior lecturer in Digital Business. His teaching focuses on data analytics, digital business and e-commerce.

His research interests include digital platforms, organisational adoption of AI and analytics, the challenges of data abundance in organisational decision making, and emerging technologies and technological dominance.