Melodie Rush, Principal Statistician for the Customer Loyalty Team, SAS
Melodie Rush is a Principal Statistician for the Customer Loyalty Team at SAS. Rush received both her BS in statistics and her MS in management with a technical option in statistics from North Carolina State University. Before joining SAS in 1996, Rush worked for Research Triangle Institute as a statistician. Her responsibilities included implementing national and local surveys on various topics such as health care, employee benefits and drug abuse. As part of her research, she has published work for both the American Statistical Association and the American Public Health Association. After joining SAS, Rush has developed presentations and methodology for doing many types of analysis, including data mining, forecasting, data exploration and visualization, quality control and marketing. She has spent the last 20 years helping companies identify and solve problems in each of these analytical areas.