Susan Soccolich, Research Associate

Center for Truck and Bus Safety: Safety and Human Factors

Susan Soccolich is a Research Associate with the Safety and Human Factors Group of the Center for Truck and Bus Safety (CTBS) at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). Prior to joining VTTI, Ms. Soccolich worked for the Virginia Tech Department of Statistics during her time as a graduate student in the same department. As part of the Department of Statistics' Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA), she consulted with various clients to design experiments, perform statistical analyses, and draw appropriate conclusions. The consultations often involved studies in the fields of psychology or other social sciences. At VTTI, Ms. Soccolich has assisted with many aspects of the research process, including submitting research proposals, formulating data collection and analysis plans, analyzing data, and writing and presenting research findings. Ms. Soccolich has analyzed data from both planned experiments and naturalistic studies, using descriptive, contingency table and nonparametric, discriminant function, cluster, and linear, logistic, and Poisson/negative binomial regression analyses. She is able to succinctly describe analysis methods and explain results and conclusions in both writing and presentations. She has worked to prepare and present at several naturalistic driving data-centered workshops and conferences. Ms. Soccolich is skilled in SAS, R, SQL, and Excel.