The primary mission of the R Consortium is to develop and implement infrastructure projects to support the R community. As a Linux Foundation Project, the R Community embraces principles of openness and collaboration as defined in the code of conduct.

Board of Directors

The business of the foundation is managed by it’s Board of Directors, composed of appointed Platinum members of the R Consortium, annually elected Gold and Silver members of the R Consortium, and the ISC appointed director as defined in the ByLaws.

Alun Bedding
Genentech (Gold Member Representative)
Alun is a Director of Biostatistics at Genentech, leading a team of statisticians working in early clinical development in Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Ophthalmology.
Alun is a Director of Biostatistics at Genentech, leading a team of statisticians working in early clinical development in Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Ophthalmology. He has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 30 years for a variety of companies and has experience in all areas of drug development, from pre-clinical to post registration. His specialist areas are model based dose finding, master protocols, adaptive clinical trials, Bayesian methodology and statistical software. Alun is also a member of the PSI AIMS Special Interest Group, the ASA Biopharmaceutical Software working group and the TransCelerate Placebo and Standard of Care workstream. Alun has a BSc in Applied Statistics from Sheffield Hallam University and a PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Reading.
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David Smith
Microsoft (Platinum Member) (R Consortium Treasurer)
David Smith is a developer advocate at Microsoft, with a focus on data science and the R community.
David Smith is a developer advocate at Microsoft, with a focus on data science and the R community. With a background in Statistics, he writes regularly about applications of R at the Revolutions blog (blog.revolutionanalytics.com), and is a co-author of “Introduction to R”, the R manual. Follow David on Twitter as @revodavid
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Adam Jones
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Platinum Member)
As a program officer in the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Science Program, Adam is part of the team managing the Marine Microbiology and Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiatives.
As a program officer in the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Science Program, Adam is part of the team managing the Marine Microbiology and Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiatives. He also leads awards advancing science and technology policy fellowships in Washington D.C., Sacramento, and other state capitols. In addition, Adam oversees grants in partnership with the foundation’s Environment program focused on coral reef conservation and freshwater resources in California. Prior to joining the foundation, Adam was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. He has a broad research background in marine microbiology, natural products biochemistry, genetics, genomics, and drug discovery. Adam has conducted fieldwork in a variety of temperate and tropical locations around the world. Adam received a B.S. in biology from Providence College, a M.S. in marine biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a Ph.D. in oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He completed postdoctoral research as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Tübingen in Germany.
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Michael Lawrence
R Foundation (R Foundation Representative)
Michael is a scientist in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology department at Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED), based in South San Francisco, CA.
Michael is a scientist in the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology department at Genentech Research and Early Development (gRED), based in South San Francisco, CA. There he leads the development of tools, applications and environments for analyzing genomic data using R and Bioconductor. His research interests are in visualization, software interfacing, and genomic data manipulation. Michael is a member of the Bioconductor Technical Advisory Board, the R Core team, and the R Foundation Board.
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Joseph Rickert
R Studio (Platinum Member)
Joseph, RStudio’s “Ambassador at Large” to the R Community and editor of the R Views blog, has been focused on promoting the R language and supporting the R Community since he joined Revolution Analytics in 2009.
Joseph, RStudio’s “Ambassador at Large” to the R Community and editor of the R Views blog, has been focused on promoting the R language and supporting the R Community since he joined Revolution Analytics in 2009. In addition to serving on the R Consortium’s Board of Directors, he is a member of the ISC and administers the R User Group Support Program. In the past, Joseph held technical, marketing, and sales positions with several prominent Silicon Valley startups including, Sytek Inc., Alantec, Parallan Computer and Scotts Valley Instruments as well as with larger organizations including CSC, Agilent Technologies and Microsoft. Joseph is a member of the ASA, and a Life Member of the IEEE. He has experience working with standards committees including the IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD Working Group and the IDEMA PRML technical committee. Joseph studied Classics and Mathematics as an undergraduate at Franklin & Marshall College and earned an M.A. in Humanities and an M.S. in Computational Statistics from the California State University. You can follow him on Twitter as @RStudioJoe.
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Mark Hornick
Oracle (Silver Member Representative)
Mark Hornick is a Director, Oracle Advanced Analytics Product Management, currently focusing on Oracle’s R technologies.
Mark Hornick is a Director, Oracle Advanced Analytics Product Management, currently focusing on Oracle’s R technologies. He works with internal and external customers in the application of R for scalable advanced analytics in Oracle Database, Oracle Exadata, and Oracle Big Data Appliance – on-premises and cloud. Mark is coauthor of Using R to Unlock the Value of Big Data, Oracle Big Data Handbook, and Java Data Mining: Strategy, Standard, and Practice, and blogs at blogs.oracle.com/R. He joined Oracle’s Data Mining Technologies group in 1999 through the acquisition of Thinking Machines Corp., and transitioned to R technologies in 2010. Prior, Mark contributed to research and development in the areas of distributed object management, extended transaction models, workflow management systems, and telecommunications network monitoring and control object models at GTE Laboratories, now Verizon. Mark is a founding member of and Oracle Advisor to the IOUG Business Intelligence Warehousing and Analytics (BIWA) SIG, serving as Content Selection Committee Chair for BIWA Summit events. He is also the Oracle representative to the R Consortium. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree from Brown University, both in Computer Science.
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Hadley Wickham
R Studio (ISC Chairperson)
Hadley is Chief Scientist at RStudio, a member of the R Foundation, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and the University of Auckland.
Hadley is Chief Scientist at RStudio, a member of the R Foundation, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and the University of Auckland. He builds tools (both computational and cognitive) to make data science easier, faster, and more fun. His work includes packages for data science (the tidyverse: including ggplot2, dplyr, tidyr, purrr, and readr) and principled software development (roxygen2, testthat, devtools). He is also a writer, educator, and speaker promoting the use of R for data science. Learn more on his website, http://hadley.nz.
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Infrastructure Steering Committee

An Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) is responsible for the identification, selection and oversight of infrastructure projects, as well as directing best practices and community leadership within the R community. Voting representatives are appointed by the Platinum and Gold members of the R Consortium, as well as an elected member from the Silver membership class and the project leads for all top level projects as directed in the ISC Charter.

Hadley Wickham
R Studio (Platinum Member) (ISC Chairperson)
Hadley is Chief Scientist at RStudio, a member of the R Foundation, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and the University of Auckland.
Hadley is Chief Scientist at RStudio, a member of the R Foundation, and Adjunct Professor at Stanford University and the University of Auckland. He builds tools (both computational and cognitive) to make data science easier, faster, and more fun. His work includes packages for data science (the tidyverse: including ggplot2, dplyr, tidyr, purrr, and readr) and principled software development (roxygen2, testthat, devtools). He is also a writer, educator, and speaker promoting the use of R for data science. Learn more on his website, http://hadley.nz.
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Hong Ooi
Microsoft (Platinum Member)
Hong Ooi is a Senior Data Scientist with the Azure team at Microsoft, where he builds packages and helps customers to develop solutions to data science and machine learning problems.
Hong Ooi is a Senior Data Scientist with the Azure team at Microsoft, where he builds packages and helps customers to develop solutions to data science and machine learning problems. He has worked in statistics and risk-related fields for more than 25 years, for a range of companies including NRMA Insurance and ANZ Bank. For much of that time he used R (and S-Plus) extensively, and is the author of several packages on CRAN. He holds a BEcon in Actuarial Studies and Masters in Applied Statistics from Macquarie University, and a PhD in statistics from the Australian National University
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Adam Jones
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Platinum Member)
As a program officer in the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Science Program, Adam is part of the team managing the Marine Microbiology and Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiatives.
As a program officer in the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Science Program, Adam is part of the team managing the Marine Microbiology and Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiatives. He also leads awards advancing science and technology policy fellowships in Washington D.C., Sacramento, and other state capitols. In addition, Adam oversees grants in partnership with the foundation’s Environment program focused on coral reef conservation and freshwater resources in California. Prior to joining the foundation, Adam was an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. He has a broad research background in marine microbiology, natural products biochemistry, genetics, genomics, and drug discovery. Adam has conducted fieldwork in a variety of temperate and tropical locations around the world. Adam received a B.S. in biology from Providence College, a M.S. in marine biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and a Ph.D. in oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He completed postdoctoral research as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Tübingen in Germany.
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Alun Bedding
Genentech (Gold Member)
Alun is a Director of Biostatistics at Genentech, leading a team of statisticians working in early clinical development in Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Ophthalmology.
Stephen Kaluzny
TIBCO (Gold Member)
Hannah Frick
Mango Solutions (Silver Member Representative)
Hannah Frick is a Data Scientist at Mango Solutions.
Gábor Csárdi
R-Hub Project Lead (Non-voting observer)
Joseph Rickert
R User Group Support Project Lead (Non-voting observer)
Joseph, RStudio’s “Ambassador at Large” to the R Community and editor of the R Views blog, has been focused on promoting the R language and supporting the R Community since he joined Revolution Analytics in 2009.
Joseph, RStudio’s “Ambassador at Large” to the R Community and editor of the R Views blog, has been focused on promoting the R language and supporting the R Community since he joined Revolution Analytics in 2009. In addition to serving on the R Consortium’s Board of Directors, he is a member of the ISC and administers the R User Group Support Program. In the past, Joseph held technical, marketing, and sales positions with several prominent Silicon Valley startups including, Sytek Inc., Alantec, Parallan Computer and Scotts Valley Instruments as well as with larger organizations including CSC, Agilent Technologies and Microsoft. Joseph is a member of the ASA, and a Life Member of the IEEE. He has experience working with standards committees including the IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD Working Group and the IDEMA PRML technical committee. Joseph studied Classics and Mathematics as an undergraduate at Franklin & Marshall College and earned an M.A. in Humanities and an M.S. in Computational Statistics from the California State University. You can follow him on Twitter as @RStudioJoe.
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Dr. Claudia Vitolo
R-Ladies Project Lead (Non-voting observer)
Claudia is an environmental scientist and a member of the R-Ladies leadership team.
Claudia is an environmental scientist and a member of the R-Ladies leadership team. She holds a PhD in Hydrology from Imperial College London and works on forecasting natural hazards for the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Prior to joining ECMWF, Claudia worked as researcher for Imperial College London (on environmental modelling, uncertainty estimation and web services development) and Brunel University London (on Big Data analytics for environment and health) as well as developer for various consultancies. She is an advocate of open source software, a passionate communicator and engaged in various outreach activities related to science and technology: from meetups to hackathons and kaggle competitions.
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Henrik Bengtsson
R Foundation (R Foundation Representative)

Leadership

As a project operating within the Linux Foundation, the project staff from the Linux Foundation focuses on project growth and health, ensuring a vendor-neutral environment for collaboration.

Jacqueline Serafin
R Consortium Program Manager
Jacqueline Serafin is the Program Manager for the R Consortium.