Principal Data Scientist, SAS
Robert Blanchard builds end-to-end artificial intelligence applications. He also researches, consults and teaches machine learning with an emphasis on deep learning and computer vision. Blanchard has authored an introductory book on computer vision and has written several professional courses on topics including neural networks, deep learning and optimization modeling. Before joining SAS, he worked under the Senior Vice Provost at North Carolina State University, where he built models pertaining to student success, faculty development and resource management. Before that, he was a member of the R&D group on the Workforce Optimization team at Travelers Insurance. His models at Travelers focused on forecasting and optimizing resources.