Kaplan is an expert in the application of nonlinear dynamics to biomedical problems. His work deals with chaos and fractals, focusing on biological and medical applications such as determining whether irregular heart rhythms are random or chaotic. Kaplan teaches courses in applied mathematics, statistics and computer science. He is the author of Understanding Nonlinear Dynamics. EDUCATION: B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., Harvard University. Kaplan has been teaching at Macalester since 1996.
Conference review: Kickoff workshop for project mosaic (with N. J. Horton and N. J. Pruim), R Journal (2011)
Rethinking assessment of student learning in statistics courses (with Joan Garfield, Andrew Zieffler, George Cobb, Beth Chance, and John P. Holcomb), The American Statistician (2011)
Review of "Google's PageRank and Beyond: The Science of Search Engine Rankings'', American Mathematical Monthly (2008)
Computing and Introductory Statistics, Technology Innovations in Statistics Education (2007)
Much of the computing that students do in introductory statistics courses is based on techniques...
Detrended Fluctuation Analysis of EEG as a Measure of Depth of Anesthesia, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2006)