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This site is intended to help explain who I am and who I want to become.

A little bit about me

My name is David(Dave) P. Van Anda. I’m currently based in Upstate New York and working full-time at a divirod as a software and data engineer. Divirod is deploying the most comprehensive, scalable water data network in the world, in an effort to map and manage the world’s water resources accurately.

I recently completed a Master’s Degree in Data Science at Indiana University where I was also a Research Fellow working on a project at the Kelley School of Business. My role there was modeling and analyzing social contagion in corporate/professional environments.

Graduate Coursework

  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Network Science
  • Data Visualization
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Media Mining
  • Statistics
  • Non-parametric Statistics
  • Time Series Analysis

What I’m Reading Right Now

  • The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy by Anna Clark
  • The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman

Podcasts I Like Right Now

  • The Jim Rutt Show
  • Macro Voices
  • The TWIML AI Podcast

Recent Posts

Inspirational Priming and the Bandwagon Effect on Reddit

GitHub Repository: https://github.com/d141/Contagious-Inspiration Notebook: https://github.com/d141/Contagious-Inspiration/blob/main/Train_Inspiration.ipynb David Van Anda Indiana University Introduction The Bandwagon Effect was first described by Sundar et al. in 2008.[1,2] In their studies, they show that feedback about products from other people will influence an individual’s decision to purchase. This usually comes in the form of ratingsContinue reading “Inspirational Priming and the Bandwagon Effect on Reddit”


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