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Personal Biography of Dr. George Fernandez

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George Fernandez is currently working as a statistical training specialist for SAS Inc and provides live web and onsite training to analytics professionals worldwide. Before joining SAS Institute, he was a professor of applied statistical methods and served as the director for the University of Nevada - Reno Center for Research Design and Analysis. His publication records include, applied statistics books, a CD-Rom, 60 journal papers, and more than 30 conference proceedings. Dr. Fernandezís teaching experience includes APST 755 (Applied multivariate statistical methods); APST 463/663 (Design and analysis of experiments); APST 705 (Regression and correlations); APST 458/658 (Introduction to SAS programming); and APST 270 (Introduction to statistical analysis). He has served in more than 60 MS thesis 30 PhD dissertation committees. Dr. Fernandez is an experienced IACUC committee member and CITI certified IRB approved researcher.

Dr. Fernandez has more than 23 years of experience in teaching applied statistics courses and SAS programming. His book on "Data mining using SAS applications" (CRC press / Chapman Hall) contains many user-friendly SAS macro-applications. Many international and national SAS users are currently using his user-friendly SAS applications. He has presented 2-day courses on Statistical data mining using SAS macro applications which was organized by the CDC Atlanta and presented at National Center for Health Statistics, Maryland and at the National Institute for Occupational Hazard study Morgan Town WV June 2004. He has won several best paper and poster presentation awards at the regional and international conferences. He has presented several invited full-day workshops on "Applications of user-friendly statistical methods in Data mining".

He devised a user friendly screening charts to detect childhood obesity and invented a simple formula to estimate bodyís maximum weight limit. Based on these findings he received national and international recognition. He organized several sections on Data Mining and predictive Modeling and Statistics sections in SAS Global Forum Conference (2011-2006). He gave a Keynote presentation at the Kansas State 16th Conference on Applied Statistics, sponsored by the American Statistical Association, Eli Lilly& Company, Pfizer Inc, Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc, Quintiles Inc, and USDA-ARS (April 2004). He served as the Academic Program Reviewer- Food and Resource Economics program, University of Delaware in May 2007. He served as Associate Editor/Statistics: American Society for Horticultural sciences Journal, HortScience (1999-2007), and American Potato Research Journal (2003-present). He served as an Expert Witness in the Justice Court Reno representing Cancer support Wizdom Thrift Store in Reno and analyzed daily sales transaction data and detected fraudulent transaction.

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