Susan VanderPlas

This site contains links to my CV, projects I find interesting, and slides from some of my presentations. If you want to see my projects in a less finished state, look at my github page:


My Current CV. I graduated in May 2015 with my PhD in Statistics from Iowa State University. As of August 2015, I am working for Nebraska Public Power District as a Statistical Analyst.

A more streamlined resume can be found here.

Papers, Presentations, and Projects

Personal Projects

  • Exploring Personal Ads in Online Classifieds - This analysis is still in progress; I began it to explore text mining and classification algorithms (and chose the topic because of its potential for amusement).

  • 2012 Election Visualization - I worked with Dianne Cook, Andee Kaplan, and Eric Hare to visualize data from the 2012 presidential election. I focused on analyzing political contributions, campaign spending, and voting technology.

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