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Billie Anderson


Billie Anderson

Hometown: Mobile, AL

Current City: Grand Rapids, MI

Education:
PhD Applied Statistics; University of Alabama
Masters, Mathematics & Statistics; University of South Alabama
Undergraduate, Mathematics; Spring Hill College

Using SAS since 2001    Teaching SAS since 2012

Professional experience:
I worked at SAS in R&D for four years from 2008-2012. I then left SAS for the academic world. I recently was appointed as the Hagerman Endowed Chair in Medical Informatics at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. My current role is developing and teaching in an Informatics program. The students have the ability to earn a joint certification from Ferris State and SAS.

Courses I teach include

Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner
Applied Clustering Techniques

Authored/coauthored works:

Anderson, B. (2017). Big Data: Emerging Technology for Today's Credit Analyst. In N. Siddiqi, Intelligent Credit Scoring: Building and Implementing Credit Risk Scorecards (2nd ed., pp. 149-172). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Anderson, B., Davis, C., & Hardin, J. M. (2016). An Introduction to Data and Text Mining: A Focus on Building Alerting Systems for Decision Support. In S. Kudyba (Ed.), Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency through Technology, Analytics, and Management (2nd ed., pp. 333-352). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Taylor and Francis Group.
Anderson, B., & Hardin, J. M. (2015). Data Analytics. In F. Cornelius & L. Harman (Eds.), Ethical Health Informatics, Challenges and Opportunities (3rd ed., pp. 95-118). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Notable achievements:

Outstanding Registered Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Ferris State University

Recommended resources:
Blogs: SAS Voices
Books: The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century by David Salsburg
Discussion forums: SAS Analytics U
SAS conference papers: Identifying and Overcoming Common Data Mining Mistakes by Doug Wielenga

What students are saying:

Thank you Billie. I really like how you also provided extra visuals to demonstrate a point.
Taking Billie's SAS Applied Analytics Course was a great experience. She has a very thorough knowledge of the subject. I would not hesitate to recommend a course that she was teaching and will certainly look to take another of her classes in the future.
You are one of the best instructors I have at via a SAS class!!!

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