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 Billie  Anderson, Ph.D.

Billie Anderson, Ph.D. Professor of Analytics

Dr. Billie Anderson started her statistical career at SAS in Research and Development. SAS is located in Cary, NC and is the largest privately-held statistical software company in the world. At SAS, she researched and implemented data mining algorithms. Her specific focus was implementing credit scoring and insurance data mining applications for industry.

Dr. Anderson has been teaching analytics and statistics courses since 2006. She has been a professor in Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Business. Before coming to Harrisburg University, Dr. Anderson held an Endowed Chair in Medical Informatics in a College of Pharmacy and was the founding member of a Biostatistics Core group.

In addition to her academic teaching, she is currently a Senior Analytical Trainer/Consultant for SAS. Dr. Anderson has taught courses in data mining and applied analytics to organizations such as Starbucks, Department of Homeland Security, State of California Pension Board, U.S. Department of Transportation and Safety, Ann Taylor, Lowes, State Farm Insurance, Dunn & Bradstreet, Suntrust Bank and many more Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

Teaching and Research Interests:

Dr. Anderson’s research is mainly focused on applying statistical and analytical techniques to business, healthcare, and government applications. She has over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She has researched how big data is changing the healthcare landscape, how social media data can be incorporated into credit scores and how to apply data mining time series to retail data to gain insights into customer purchasing behavior.

Dr. Anderson is currently participating in the code4PA Hackathon which contains open-source government data related to the opioid crisis. Dr. Anderson is hoping to submit the results of her findings from the code4PA Hackathon to a peer-reviewed journal by the end of this year.


Ph.D. in Applied Statistics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA.

Masters in Mathematics & Statistics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA.

Bachelors in Mathematics, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, USA.

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