Ferit is a software engineer and leader focused on developing and scaling teams. He brings a broad array experiences from Boston area product startups, IT organizations and digital consultancies such as Maxwell Health, Brightcove, Harvard University and Razorfish. Outside of work he is very focused on learning to be a great parent, and the little free time that’s left goes to cooking, singing and exercise. He holds a software engineering degree from University of Pennsylvania.
Jenn’s background is in Computer science and she has experience in a variety of domains including HR, Power Measurement and Biotech. She has been involved in QA since 2003 and really enjoys helping her teams produce high quality, intuitive software that exceeds expectations.
Ricardo started his career with hardware and then moved on databases which made him unusually fond of both low-level stuff and SQL. He spent the next 10 years between automotive and financial industries working mostly on backend services for B2B applications running both on the desktop and on the web. Before joining RStudio he worked a few years on enterprise-grade security software what made made him very wary of hackers. Ricardo is originally from Brazil but terrible at soccer and while not coding he likes spending time with his family, cooking, playing Nintendo games and following closely the C++ community.
Cole is a solutions engineer and has a background in mathematics and big data. He has architected and managed analytic frameworks for reporting that use R, SAS, and Tableau. He has a diverse set of skills and interests that include soccer, philosophy, economics, and open source software. Cole lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and two young children.
Aron is a software engineer with experience at a number of Boston-area startups. Most recently, he helped build the Brightcove video platform. He has Mathematics and Computer Science degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Aron grew up as part of a farming family and still adores apple cider donuts.
Mara (better known as @dataandme) is our tidyverse developer advocate. She got into R by way of a long-time obsession with the NBA and (fantasy) basketball. When not catering to the every whim of her dogs, she can be found: hunting down weird words; indulging her bibliomania; and/or quantifying, visualizing, and watching Archer.
Becky has spent most of her career helping to grow tech start ups. She's held various roles in People Ops, Recruiting, and even in Engineering as a ScrumMaster. At RStudio she enjoys working closely with our talented, curious, and thoughtful team providing tools, resources, and opportunities for continuous learning and growth. She can’t help but solve a problem and loves to find the best method or person for the job. In her free time Becky likes going on adventures and trips with her young family but, not without her color coded packing list and an excessive amount of snacks.
Lou is a passionate advocate for data science software, and has had many years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in large and small software companies, including product marketing, product management, engineering and customer success. In his spare time, his interests includes books, cycling, science advocacy, great food and theater.
Robert is a member of our marketing team. His background is in digital marketing and marketing-automation. Robert is a big NBA fan (especially the 76ers) and likes electronic music and art-house films. In his spare time, he takes trips to Cape May, NJ and is active in the Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia community in Boston/Philadelphia.
James holds a master’s degree in data science from the University of the Pacific and works as a solutions engineer. His past consulting work centered around helping businesses derive insight from data assets by leveraging R. Outside of R and data science, James’s interests include spending time with his wife and children, cooking, camping, cycling, racquetball, and exquisite food. Also, he never turns down a funnel cake.
Community Sustainability Developer
Ron is a quality assurance engineer who has worked mostly in startups. His professional experience is in QA, operations, and marketing, but first he earned a BS in History and an MA in Cognitive Psychology. Outside of investigating bugs, he writes short fiction, fervently watches movies, and plays “The Time Warp” on the ukulele.
Jenny is a recovering biostatistician who takes special delight in eliminating the small agonies of data analysis. She’s part of Hadley’s team, working on R packages and integrating them into fluid workflows. She’s been working in R/S for over 20 years, serves in the leadership of rOpenSci and Forwards, and is an Ordinary Member of the R Foundation. Jenny is an Associate Professor of Statistics (on leave) at the University of British Columbia, where she created the course STAT 545.
Shawn is an Accounting and Finance veteran with over 20 years of experience working with start up and publicly traded companies. He enjoys working with people and data to help companies drive growth. He lives in Boston, MA with his wife and son. When not working, you can find him coaching his son’s sports teams or boating.
Nathan joins us as a member of the support team and is eager to help our customers succeed. He has been in the industry for many years and has had the opportunity to build and lead a support organization from the ground up. He was also a part of the AWS acquisition of Elemental Technologies. Nathan loves living in Colorado and spends his free time mountain biking and rock climbing.
Anne has a background in sales & training, and has worked for companies such as Thomson Reuters and Forrester Research. Originally from Wisconsin, Anne has called Boston home for over 10 years.
Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel is Senior Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh and Data Scientist and Professional Educator at RStudio. Mine’s work focuses on innovation in statistics and data science pedagogy, with an emphasis on computing, reproducible research, student-centered learning, and open-source education as well as pedagogical approaches for enhancing retention of women and under-represented minorities in STEM. She co-authored three open-source introductory statistics textbooks as part of the OpenIntro project and she teaches the popular Statistics with R MOOC on Coursera.
Lauren is a Customer Success Representative with a focus in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. She has a background in Supply Chain Management & Information Systems and has experience IT Consulting for large healthcare companies – focusing on business transformation, technology implementation, process improvement, & requirements management. In her free time, Lauren loves traveling, watching baseball (go Indians!), and spending time with her family and friends.
Chaita is a Quality Engineer who has worked across Retail, Publishing & Gaming domains. She holds a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. Born in India, she lived in London before making Austin her home. Apart from breaking stuff, her hobbies include theater, coaching math pentathlon and is a fan of ‘Walking Dead’.
Richard is a QA Automation Engineer with experience in cybersecurity and e-commerce. He is an avid outdoors person and dog lover and is often exploring new places with his Rottweiler and black lab.
Jay is a U.S. Air Force veteran with IT, Wall Street, banking, and fund management experience. He has provided technical support to several military groups and has over 15 years of experience using Linux and Unix. Most recently Jay managed a private fund with a focus on algorithmic trading using R with C++ and CUDA.
Adam has experience as an engineer across a wide variety of roles and industries from writing specs for nuclear submarine surfacing systems to architecting the map loading software in large scale video games. He is excited to bring his passion for intuitive user experience to the RStudio IDE team.
Technical Support Engineer
Emily is part of the support team. She has experience using data in engineering, quality and training in the baking industry with a focus on translating technical speak into human terms. She lives with her family of five in Columbus, OH.
Desirée is a PhD candidate in neuroscience in Atlanta, Georgia, who enjoys working on projects and building products that involve coding, teaching, and illustration. Her most recent hobby project is a collaboration called “Teacups, Giraffes, & Statistics”, an illustrated series of online modules to teach stats and coding in R, featuring a whimsy narrative about miniature giraffes. When she’s not in front of her computer, Desiree enjoys playing music, tending to her plants, and watching birds.
Andrie started using R in 2009 for market research statistics. He is a regular contributor to StackOverflow and co-author of “R for Dummies”. He contributed several R packages to CRAN, including miniCRAN, checkpoint, ggdendro, sss, and surveydata, and regularly speaks at industry events and R user groups. He is a qualified yoga teacher, and continues to study yoga therapy annually in Chennai, India.
Rachael has a background in operations and sales. Originally from CT, she has lived in Boston for 7 years. Growing up in a family restaurant/bar, she has always wanted to work directly with customers and do all she can to make people happy. Her interest in analytics and affinity for networking led Rachael to RStudio. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, playing guitar, and meeting new people.
Michael is a part of the Enterprise Advocate team. He served as a Business Analyst and Technical Project Manager within the Banking and Energy domains at Cognizant. Michael earned his Bachelor's of Science in Economics at Virginia Tech with a concentration in Applied Business Computing. In his free time, he enjoys writing music, attending shows around Brooklyn, and film photography.
Hadrien is an avid adventurer who grew up training horses. He now continues to ride on weekends along with trail running and working towards his private pilot’s license. He fell in love with data science and R after college and has worked in various industries including tech and insurance. He is now a member of the customer success team at RStudio.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tonya is a psychology nerd who fell in love with R during her graduate training in clinical psychology. Since joining RStudio in 2017, she has been using her experience in research, teaching, and statistics to help customers become as successful as possible using RStudio’s toolchain. When she’s away from her computer, you will often find her doing yoga, cooking, running, or cuddling with her two beloved cats.
Tyler is a software engineer who cut his teeth working on data science problems at McGill in Montreal. Since then he worked at multiple startups in the Boston-area and even spent some time teaching. When Tyler is off the clock you'll most likely find him skiing, surfing, or rock climbing.
Josh is a Site Reliability Engineer from Portland Maine. He is from Cumberland Maine originally, but lived and worked in the greater Boston area for 10 years before finding his way back home again. He is an avid traveller with a heavy focus on Italy. He’s been practicing Italian for a few years now, but it still admittedly very intermediate at it. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Saudia is a Technical Recruiting Lead with years of experience finding great talent. Prior to joining RStudio she worked at DigitalOcean and Audible where she did tech recruiting and ran diversity and inclusion programs. Outside of work she paints, read books (mostly fiction), and scavenge the house for socks that her puppy steals and hides from her.
Elisa is a member of the marketing team, helping to plan and execute our event sponsorships and roadshow events. Originally from Dallas, but moved to Austin, TX ten years ago to attend The University of Texas – hook ‘em! In her free time, Elisa enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Garrett specializes in teaching, data science, and teaching data science. He has a PhD in Statistics, wrote the popular lubridate package, invented the RStudio cheatsheets, and has (co)authored three books: Hands-On Programming with R, R for Data Science, and R Markdown: The Definitive Guide.
Customer Success Rep
Kevin has worn many hats over his sales career. For the last four and a half years, he worked for a data analytics start up in the education space. Kevin loves building deep relationships and thrives on helping his clients solve problems and meet strategic goals. Kevin lives on the north shore of Boston with his wife and two young kids. When not chasing his kids around, he loves cooking, exploring the craft beer scene and tries his best to stay active with boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu training.
Jen is an HR and People Analytics veteran who was first introduced to RStudio as a user in 2013. Ever since, she has been captivated by open data science tools and the communities that build them. She has held HR roles in a variety of industries, including financial services, biotech, and used record shops. Outside of work, Jen loves books of all kinds, and is a novice fly caster.
Lionel is a software developer at RStudio. He studied political science and statistics, developed a passion for writing R packages, and now assists Hadley in creating a rich data analysis framework.
Ashely is a Technical Writer with previous experience working in the public and private sectors. Her claim to fame is her name appearing in the Middle-earth: Shadow of War end game credits. Ashley's hobbies include crafting, attempting to keep her succulents alive, binge-watching The Office, and watching her husband play for the ECHL Adirondack Thunder. Ashley currently lives in Glens Falls, NY, with her husband and two dogs.
Alison is a Data Scientist & Professional Educator at RStudio. She has used R both in the classroom as a professor, and in the lab as a scientist and mentor. She specializes in teaching data science to new and advanced R users, and helping data scientists adopt literate programming tools to document and communicate their work. She is one of the authors of the book “blogdown: Making Websites with R Markdown”. Previously, she was an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of a computational research center at Oregon Health & Science University. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, and Autism Speaks. Alison holds a Ph.D. in psychology and quantitative methods from Vanderbilt University (2008) and an undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech (2002).
Kaitlyn is a member of our People Ops team. She is all about creating, communicating and inspiring! She spent the previous 8 years in the Venture Capital industry where she worked in a variety of marketing and communication roles. Kaitlyn's main focus at RStudio is on internal employee satisfaction, company-wide cohesiveness and event planning. When Kaitlyn isn't organizing, planning or enhancing time management you can find her cycling, hiking, volunteering, traveling and meeting new people.
Carl has experience as an analyst, educator, and computer scientist. R has been Carl‘s go-to platform for market research data science since 2002, and he spent the last three years teaching companies around the world how to analyze big data using Hadoop. Carl moved to the Boston area to study computer science at MIT in the previous millennium and still resides in the suburbs with his wife and two grown sons. He is also an enthusiastic classical singer, cat servant—cats don’t have owners, they have staff—and aviation geek.
Dave has held a diverse number of roles in both large enterprises and small startups, with a passion for applying emerging technologies to business problems. Prior to RStudio he served in an IT role building an internal data science platform. Dave lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works with business partners to insure their success with RStudio products.
Rich is a software engineer that enjoys working with R. He likes to create R packages that help people to accomplish things. While Rich very clearly digs R, he enjoys other things as well! Examples include: playing and listening to music, reading books, watching films, meeting up with friends, and wandering through the many valleys and ravines of the Greater Toronto Area.
Derrick is a software developer with a focus on using Open Source technologies to build environments that contribute to scientific research. Over the years, he has embedded himself within research groups at institutions around the United States, working closely with over two dozen teams to understand their needs and implement software solutions that allowed them to work more effectively. He has a special place in his heart for software that works as intended, and now spends significant portions of time building systems that reduce the barriers that make software testing the uninvited friend at the development cycle party.
Curtis was recently an academic economist researching online communities and markets, conducting behavioral and market-structure experiments. Today, he is a part of RStudio’s efforts to support the R and open-source data-science community of users, developers, consultants, and trainers.
Sigrid is a trained psychologist who has worked in software development, database engineering, and data science / machine learning. At RStudio, she helps with software engineering and writes on the TensorFlow for R blog, the blog about deep learning and probabilistic reasoning from R. She is passionate about exploring the frontiers of deep learning and interfacing deep learning to Bayesian probabilistic computation.
Pete has been in sales since his undergrad days at both Suffolk and Temple. Whether recruiting, selling web ad-space or handling high tech accounts, he has prided himself on being an asset to his customers. The fascinating projects he encountered in the analytics market, both at Spotfire and Jaspersoft, led Pete to RStudio. During his career Pete has enjoyed working at a variety of companies; from his own start up to larger companies like TIBCO. Outside of providing customers with excellent service, Pete enjoys surfing and spending time with his family.
Stephen is an engineer who has built software for software & IT, electric utilities, SDLC toolchains, and mobile security while working for startups and larger companies. He’s done everything from UI/UX work to hard core server and processing work on everything from mainframes down to embedded devices. He acquired 5 patents for his work in bringing virtualization concepts to a marketable product.
Max Kuhn is a software engineer at RStudio. He is currently working on improving R’s modeling capabilities. He was a Director of Nonclinical Statistics at Pfizer Global R&D in Connecticut. He was applying models in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries for over 18 years. Max has a Ph.D. in Biostatistics. Max is the author of a number of R packages for techniques in machine learning and reproducible research and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Statistical Software. He, and Kjell Johnson, wrote the book Applied Predictive Modeling, which won the Ziegel award from the American Statistical Association, which recognizes the best book reviewed in Technometrics in 2015. Their new book, Feature Engineering and Selection, was released in 2019.
Kayla resides in the small town of Allenton, MI. She is a small business owner and dance enthusiast. She is also a large advocate for Michigan Special Olympics, a refurbished home goods artist, and loves to spend her spare time at home with her significant other and two rescued kittens, Lucky and Chance.
Jeremy studied computer science at Columbia, and worked as a software engineer before moving into business with positions as general manager, VP, and Managing Director at Elysium Digital, Stroz Friedberg, Aon, and the legal-technology startup Shoobx. Jeremy lives with his family outside Boston, and is an avid cyclist and a freelance classical musician.
Information Architect & Digital Librarian
Sarah enjoys helping companies ensure that their internal & external information is both findable and usable. As a librarian, she has worked for universities, a law firm and a start-up, ensuring that staff & clients are able to get the right information when they need it. If there's a mess that needs to be organized, she's the person to call! While she currently resides outside Sacramento, Sarah is a recent transplant to Northern California. She spent 15 years in Chicago, receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her Master's in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois. When she's not ignoring everyone in favor of a good book, she can be found spending time with her husband and 2 young kids, knitting, or enjoying the California sunshine.
Sean leads teams to create useful, enjoyable products. Before RStudio he was a data scientist and worked on alternative vehicle models at NREL, infant sleep dynamics, and originally studied mathematics. He lives outside Denver, CO and skis and bikes with his family.
Javier is a Software Engineer with experience in technologies ranging from desktop, web, mobile and backend; to augmented reality and deep learning applications. He previously worked for Microsoft Research and SAP and holds a double degree in Mathematics and Software Engineering.
Mike is a software engineer on the RStudio Connect team and has experience creating data science tools in startup and enterprise environments. He holds degrees in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Rochester. In addition to being an engineer, he has held roles as a product owner, project manager, software architect, and engineering manager. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and coaching first Robotics.
Katie is a mechanical engineer by training, but found her calling in data science and using R while working statistical analysis in the aerospace industry. A good cup of coffee, reproducibility, and making life easier for the next user are three things she loves most. Katie is an avid knitter and knitr, and she can often be found trying to tame her ridiculously overgrown garden, building Legos with the kids, or thinking about taking up running as a hobby.
Technical Support Engineer
Richard grew up in the South East of England, and moved to Wales in late 2017. He cut his teeth as a junior sysadmin, progressing through the ranks to senior sysadmin, before moving into the DevOps field. As a DevOps Engineer, he spent most of his time working with Amazon’s AWS, automating infrastructure build out and code deployment, and putting in place security and networking configurations. In his spare time, Richard likes to climb, hike, roast/brew/drink coffee, walk his dogs and, last but not least, ferment! He enjoys making water kefir, milk kefir, kombucha, and sourdough bread.
Chula Vista, CA
Tim is a Software Quality Assurance Engineer spending most of his career working for a variety Silicon Valley companies primarily focused on networking, storage and Cloud Computing technologies. Currently living in San Diego, CA., Tim and his family enjoy spending a lot of time on the beach. He’s a collector of rare vintage guitars and amplifiers and on occasion will build replicas for friends and clients.
Jonathan leads the development of the RStudio IDE. In the past, he’s written Web applications at a nuclear site in the desert, exploratory information visualization systems at UC Davis, and features for Office products and web applications at Microsoft. In addition to software engineering, he loves reading books, playing the piano, and riding his bicycle.
Marketing Automation Specialist
Karen joined RStudio as a Software Engineer Apprentice, after having recently graduated from the Resilient Coders bootcamp. She enjoys being hands-on and appreciates a challenge. Karen is a native Spanish speaker with a background in the social sciences. When she’s not coding, you can find her writing, hiking, or reading up on interesting places to explore.
Jason is a member of the Customer Success team at RStudio where he supports Healthcare and Life Sciences organizations as they adopt and scale our enterprise tools. He previously worked at SAS Institute, supporting data science teams and business users in the healthcare space. When he has spare time, he usually spends it on a lake with his wife and yellow lab, fishing for musky, but rarely catching a thing.
Tom holds a PhD in Neurobiology from the UNT Health Science Center and works as a Customer Success Representative. He fell in love with R and data science through his graduate research, using R and RStudio to wrangle, analyze, model, and visualize his data. He is passionate about growing the R community, and founded #TidyTuesday to help newcomers and seasoned vets improve their Tidyverse skills. In his home town of Dallas, Thomas and his wife run on the local trails, play with their Boston Terrier “Howard”, spend lots of time with their five nephews and families, and are always on the lookout for great new food, especially churros.
Nichole is an epidemiologist by training who was first introduced to R and RStudio while in graduate school. Since then, she has found any excuse to use, teach, and (now) work for RStudio. She is the co-founder of ‘Women in Data NoCO’- a group that brings together two of her favorite things; data lovers and beer. Her other interests include a love for powerlifting, starting a home brewery, and attempting to climb every 14er in Colorado.
Toni has many years of experience in breaking software across several different sectors including cybersecurity, financial, mobile, and more. In her spare times she wears many hats as she deejays, creates things of all varieties, cooks, dabbles in photography, and throws electronic music events.
Steve is a Site Reliability Engineer at RStudio. He's an avid homebrewer and is currently located in Philadelphia, PA. He and his wife love to travel and share a goal of visiting as many US National Parks as they can. He holds a master’s degree in information security from Penn State University as well as bachelor’s degrees in both music and computer information systems from Westminster Choir College and Rider University.
Kristopher is a solutions engineer and holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has experience working with R, Python, Spark, DevOps, and enterprise data science platforms. He enjoys empowering our customers with scalable data science workflows and tooling. He lives near Austin, TX with his wife and two children, enjoys BBQing and exploring the outdoors, and is a proud Texan.
Customer Success Representative
Engineering Director, Ursa Labs
San Francisco, CA
Joseph began working with the R community in 2009 when he joined Revolution Analytics as a data scientist after a career of holding various technical and marketing positions at multiple Silicon Valley startups. He has been with RStudio since 2016. Joseph is the editor of the R Views blog, and is RStudio's representative on the R Consortium Board of Directors. Joseph attended Franklin & Marshall college on a Classics scholarship and later earned a M.A. in Humanities and a M.S. in Statistics, both from the California State University.
Gary is a software engineer working on the RStudio IDE. During several years at Microsoft, he developed a variety of desktop, mobile and web features. Prior to that he built software for (much) smaller companies in the geophysical and medical fields. He enjoys hiking, coffee, and avoiding sunburns.
Ingrid is a software engineer on the Connect team. She has experience working in the financial industry, satellite communications and even her own startup. She enjoys developing intuitive and mobile-friendly web applications that improve the overall user experience . She holds a degree in computer science from Florida International University. Ingrid loves the warm weather and likes to spend her free time in the water scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, jet skiing and parasailing.
Nick helps customers make the most of RStudio’s products. His background is in cognitive psychology, where he first developed his love for all things RStudio. Before joining RStudio, he worked to improve geopolitical forecasting with Good Judgment. In his spare time, Nick’s an avid NBA follower and fan of the 76ers
Edgar has a background in deploying enterprise reporting and Business Intelligence solutions. He has posted multiple articles and blog posts sharing analytics insights and server infrastructure for Data Science. He lives with his family near Biloxi, MS.
Customer Success Representative
Latoya joined the Support Engineer team in 2019 and currently resides in El Paso, Texas, with her husband, their ten-year-old daughter, and 2 fur babies. Before RStudio, she spent six years working at an IT corporation primarily in Software Developer role; however, she also has Product Engineer and Sys Admin experience under her belt. She left the corporation in 2018 to follow and support her husband's military career and is happy that her decision led her to a great opportunity at RStudio. Latoya holds a Masters in Computer Science and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in IT with a focus in Project Management. When she is not busy with work/classes, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing video games, or binging Netflix. Latoya loves music, traveling to different countries, and eating pasta.
Bill is a software engineer currently working on the Connect team. He enjoys developing unique and creative solutions which solve difficult problems. Bill has done this in many different industries prior to joining RStudio including Telecom, Defense, Medical, Manufacturing, IT Infrastructure and Banking. For fun, Bill loves scuba diving, wood working, photography and travel. He has dove in the Red Sea, climbed inside an Egyption Pyramid, camped on the African Serengeti, chased the northern lights in Finland, relaxed on a transatlantic voyage, visited a Tibetan monastery and driven a car around the coast of Iceland. Next up is a trip to Antarctica!
Dr. Barret Schloerke is a Software Engineer at RStudio and maintains many R packages surrounding the Shiny ecosystem, including reactlog, plumber, and learnr. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Purdue University. Outside of work, Barret enjoys traveling and dropping in at different CrossFit gyms.
Maria is a software engineer who has experience developing database drivers and a Client/Server architecture for database drivers. She joined RStudio in 2018 as a member of the RStudio IDE team.
Sales Operations Specialist
Castle Rock, CO
Carson brings a PhD in statistics to his engineering role with the goal of delivering better data visualization and statistical computing tools to scientists and analysts. His work on the R package plotly for interactive data visualization was recognized by the ASA with the 2017 Chambers Award. Before joining RStudio in late 2018, Carson ran a consulting business delivering data-driven software products and training services to organizations such as the Library of Congress, NOAA, Sandia National Labs, and TCB Analytics.
Director of Engineering
Head of Customer Solutions
Madhulika's background is in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University. She has been in the software testing field for the past 6 years specializing in web and UI automation. She joined RStudio in 2019 as a QA Engineer in the Shiny team. She is glad about being part of such a great team and also excited about the opportunity to learn about R and DataScience. In her leisure time, she loves to spend time with her 2 year old boy. She is also a decent badminton player and enjoys the nice California weather via hiking, cycling, gardening and visiting parks with her family.
Chris is a software engineer with a passion for good design. When not coding, he is usually knitting, reading, or cooking.
Shalu is a quality assurance engineer on the shiny team. She holds a Bachelor of engineering in Electrical engineering. She has worked in a previous startup company where she built a QA team and created testing processes and strategies.
Samantha is a Virginia native with a background in social psychology and statistics. She’s passionate about making data literacy more accessible for everyone, regardless of their means or background. When she’s not using R to analyze hip hop, she’s rewriting nasty math equations in Latex, organizing R-Ladies meetups, or getting her hands dirty in her vegetable garden. She lives with her partner, Nathan, and two big, stinky dogs.
Kevin is a software engineer on the RStudio IDE team. He is an active member of the R community, member of the Rcpp core team, and has contributed to a wide variety of packages in the R ecosystem. He is the maintainer of the popular reticulate, packrat, and RcppParallel R packages.
Davis is a software engineer working on modeling in the tidyverse. He holds a degree in Mathematical Finance (M.S.) and is the co-author of a number of R packages including furrr for parallelizing purrr code. Outside of R, his hobbies include reading and hiking.
Ann joins us as an Accounts Receivable/Staff Accountant in the finance team. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and has experience in the Pharmaceutical & Video Game industry. Ann resides in Michigan and grew up dancing; even pursued it as her career in NYC at one point. In her spare time she enjoys teaching dance, spending time with her family, and spoiling her dog, Kona.
Katherine is a part of the People Ops team. She has an extensive background in hospitality administration, catering, event planning, and baking. She loves all things details, technology, and creativity. When she isn't running the office efficiency, you'll find Katherine traveling, volunteering, lounging around in a pool, or reading a Mitch Albom book.
Steve is an experienced QA analyst with 17 years of experience and is chomping at the bit to gain new skills in a tech support engineer role. He is extremely eager to help our customers succeed with the suite of RStudio products. In his spare time, Steve enjoys road cycling, ice hockey and spending time with his family.
Hadley is Chief Scientist at RStudio and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Rice University. He is interested in building better tools for data science. His work includes R packages for data analysis (ggplot2, plyr, reshape2); packages that make R less frustrating (lubridate for dates, stringr for strings, httr for accessing web APIs); and that make it easier to do good software development in R (roxygen2, testthat, devtools, lineprof, staticdocs). He is also a writer, educator, and frequent contributor to conferences promoting more accessible and more effective data analysis.
Director of Marketing
Greg Wilson has been a programmer, a teacher, and an author, and is now combining all three roles as a data scientist and professional educator at RStudio. He was the co-founder of Software Carpentry, a non-profit organization that teaches basic computing skills to researchers, and co-editor of “Beautiful Code”, “Making Software”, and “The Architecture of Open Source Applications”. In his spare time, he writes children’s books and is learning to play the cello.
Yihui Xie earned his PhD from the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University. He is interested in dynamic reporting, interactive statistical graphics, statistical computing, and web applications. He is an active R user and has authored or co-authored several R packages, such as knitr, rmarkdown, bookdown, blogdown, pagedown, animation, and xaringan, among which the animation package won the 2009 John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award (ASA). He has authored four books in R: Dynamic Documents with R and knitr, bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown, blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown, and R Markdown: The Definitive Guide. In 2006, he founded the Capital of Statistics, which has grown into a large online community on statistics in China. He initiated the Chinese R conference in 2008, and has been organizing R conferences in China since then. During his PhD training at the Iowa State University, he won the Vince Sposito Statistical Computing Award (2011) and the Snedecor Award (2012) in the Department of Statistics.
Jon loves full-stack software development. He has recently written software for data virtualization (Cisco) and bioinformatics research (where he first worked with R). Jon resides in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, and enjoys his family, animals, nature, and mountain biking.
Heath has worked in IT Operations for many years. He has been the SME for Linux, virtualization, email routing, and storage. While he contributed to the data team creating ETL workflows for a public library, he found a fondness for working with data. In other capacities, he also taught as an instructor at a technical college, worked for the state of Colorado on an ERP implementation, and provided Oracle application support for a financial firm. Though he was never far from a Linux or UNIX terminal in any of those roles. During his off hours, Heath likes to swim, drink a proper brew of tea, play with his dogs and cooking something in his Dutch oven.