Laura Higgins is a Technical Enablement Engineer at JMP, a business unit of SAS. Since joining SAS in 2008, Higgins has been working with JMP customers to help them discover opportunities in their data and bring data-driven problem solving to their organizations.
Before joining SAS, Higgins worked as an ontology engineer for Ingenuity Systems, makers of IPA genomic analysis software, following a 15-year career in biological research. Her most recent research in genomic analysis was undertaken at the NASA Ames Research Center. In addition to having been a JMP user since 1996, Higgins’ statistical background includes multivariate statistics, genomic data analysis and extensive modeling experience. Higgins holds a PhD in biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in biology from Purdue University.