Catherine Truxillo
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Catherine Truxillo, Ph.D. has been a Statistical Training Specialist at SAS since 2000 and has written or co-written SAS training courses for advanced statistical methods including: multivariate statistics, linear and generalized linear mixed models, multilevel models, structural equation models, imputation methods for missing data, statistical process control, design and analysis of experiments, and cluster analysis. Although she primarily works with advanced statistics topics, she also teaches SAS courses using SAS/IML (the interactive matrix language), SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Enterprise Miner, SAS Forecast Studio, and JMP software.

Before coming to SAS, Catherine completed her Ph.D. in Social Psychology with an emphasis in Statistics at The University of Texas at Austin. While at UT Austin, she completed an internship with the Math and Computer Science department’s statistical consulting help desk and taught a number of undergraduate courses. While teaching and performing her own graduate research, she worked for a software usability design company conducting experiments to assess the ease-of-use of various software interfaces and website designs.

Cat’s personal interests include triathlon, hiking the woods near her home in North Carolina, and having tea parties with her two children.

Recent Posts

Two Ways to Handle Baselines in Catnip-Crazed Kitties

“Dear Cat, In a repeated measures drug study, I am unsure what to do with the baseline measurement. Since it is one of the time ... Read More

Five myths about unstructured data and five good reasons you should be analyzing it

“How can we begin to make sense of the unstructured data, when we still don’t make the most of our structured data?” said the exasperated ... Read More

Innovation and communication in analytics

Last week I awoke to an email saying that a respected friend and colleague in Belgium had had an injury and was not well enough ... Read More

Analytics 2012: From big data to big buffets

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Analytics 2012 update - a fresh approach to predictive models

Here's a quick update from the Analytics 2012 conference. I've seen lots of interesting talks. Frank Travisano and Hongsen Zhou from Chubb presented some of their ... Read More

Top 4 recommendations when using segmentation

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Welcome to fabulous Analytics 2012 Las Vegas

This week I am in Las Vegas at the Analytics 2012 conference. If you’re here too, find me and say hello! I love conferences, especially ... Read More

Why is there only one subject in my mixed model?

This morning I had to send my watch off to Switzerland to have its guts replaced. I will be late to everything for the next ... Read More

Help! I have too many variables for a cube!

The following email landed in my inbox this morning and it is such a good question that I decided to share because it comes up ... Read More

The Human Side of Statistical Process Control: Three Applications of SAS/QC You Might Not Have Thought About

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