About Us

The Indiana Statistical Consulting Center (ISCC) is part of the IU Department of Statistics, with Professor Michael Trosset as Director. The Center was created by Indiana University to provide statistical support for the IU research community.


We moved! Stats consulting is now in Woodburn 200 in the new SSRC (Social Science Research Commons).

Woodburn Hall is at 1100 East 7th Street, just east of the IMU, across from the IU Art museum.

The SSRC is on the 2nd floor in Room 200. ISCC consultants sit in the last two alcoves on the right.


In Spring 2014, the ISCC is open for free consulting from 9 to 12, Monday to Friday. Please contact us to schedule a visit.


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Michael Trosset, Professor of Statistics, Executive Director

Michael became Professor of Statistics and Director of ISCC in the Fall of 2006. His statistics career thus far has encompassed both academic positions and private consulting experiences. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California Berkeley.


  • Computational statistics, statistical learning, design & analysis of computer experiments, stochastic optimization and response surface methodology
  • Apple computers, R programming
  • A large backyard, running, saving box turtles from traffic
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Stephanie Dickinson, Senior Consultant, Managing Director

Stephanie became the first full-time consultant at ISCC in Fall 2007. She received a Master of Applied Statistics degree from The Ohio State University in 2001, and worked as a senior consultant at OSU's Center for Biostatistics, before working at a statistical consulting company in Washington, DC, and then coming to Indiana University.

  • Linear mixed models, logistic regression,
  • Windows computers, SAS and SPSS (also STATA and R)
  • Volleyball, barbeque, wildflowers
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Thomas Jackson, Senior Consultant

Thomas recently joined the consulting team in July 2011 after completing a Master's degree in Statistics at Colorado State University.  He shares his time between teaching in the Statistics Department and consulting through ISCC.

  • Spatial statistics, negative binomial/poisson models
  • Macs and Windows, R programming
  • Hiking, reading, and biking
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Maria Kaylen, Senior Consultant

Maria is almost finished with her PhD in Criminal Justice. She started at ISCC as a student Consulting Associate in January 2012, while finishing the MS in Applied Statistics alongside her PhD. She joined the team as a full-time consultant in July 2013.

  • Logistic Regression, Linear Regression, GIS
  • Windows computers, Stata, SPSS, R
  • Running long distances, healthy cooking
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Consulting Associates, Spring 2014

Wes Beaulieu, Hannah Bolte, Riley Greene, Beate Henschel, Zifei Hu, Fan Huang, Ki Kim, Harrison Lin, Hongda Lin, Hiroki Naganobori, Ti Wu, Huizi Xu, Zhili Xu (See photos here.)