Robert Blanchard, Senior Analytical Training Consultant, SAS
Robert Blanchard researches, consults and teaches machine learning with an emphasis on deep learning and computer vision for SAS. He has authored several professional courses on topics such as neural networks and deep learning. Before joining SAS, Blanchard worked under the senior vice provost at North Carolina State University, where he built models pertaining to student success, faculty development and resource management. Prior to working in academia, he was a member of the research and development group on the Workforce Optimization team at Travelers Insurance. His models at Travelers focused on forecasting and optimizing resources. Blanchard graduated with a master’s degree in business analytics and project management from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in applied and resource economics from East Carolina University.