Associate Professor, Data Science Coordinator
Applied Statistics, Data Science

Olin-Rice Science Center, 125



Professor Heggeseth’s primary research interests lie broadly in the study of statistical methods and their application in social and hard sciences. She has recently collaborated with colleagues in social psychology, environmental epidemiology, genetic biology, and health policy. Her methodology work has focused on uncovering group structure in longitudinal data through clustering analysis techniques, probability models, as well as data mining approaches. As a teacher, her goal is to empower students to be curious, to make decisions in the midst of uncertainty, and to take ownership of their learning and their life, no matter their background or identity. Prior to coming to Macalester, she taught for five years at Williams College.

BA: St. Olaf College, Math and Statistics, 2008

PhD: University of California Berkeley, Statistics, 2013