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.

Louis Bajuk-Yorgan
TIBCO (Chairperson)
Yorgan leads Predictive Analytics product strategy at TIBCO Spotfire, including the development of the new TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R.
Yorgan leads Predictive Analytics product strategy at TIBCO Spotfire, including the development of the new TIBCO Enterprise Runtime for R. With a background in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences, Lou was a Research Scientist at NASA JPL before focusing on analytics and BI software 16 years ago. An avid cyclist, runner and gamer, Lou frequently speaks and tweets (@LouBajuk) about the importance of Predictive Analytics for the most valuable business challenges.
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Dinesh Nirmal
IBM
Dinesh Nirmal is IBM Vice President of Analytics Development, responsible for delivering advanced analytics solutions covering data management, Hadoop, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more
Dinesh Nirmal is IBM Vice President of Analytics Development, responsible for delivering advanced analytics solutions covering data management, Hadoop, artificial intelligence, machine learning and more. During his 20 years' IBM service Dinesh has held technical leadership and senior management roles, from IMS Director, VP of Smarter Process, VP of Analytics and z Systems to his current role. Dinesh is also Site Executive of IBM Silicon Valley Laboratories and an R Consortium board member. By applying a "People First" strategy across both customers and IBM development teams his team has been able to deliver ground breaking technology platforms that help revolutionize business models and nurture customers on their cognitive journeys. Dinesh also owns the mission for the IBM Machine Learning Hub and IBM Spark Technology Center.
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David Smith
Microsoft
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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Chris Mentzel
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Chris Mentzel leads the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative.
Chris Mentzel leads the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative, a $60 million effort within the Science Program to enable data scientists to turn the scientific data deluge into opportunities to address some of today's most important research questions. Previously, Chris led the grants administration department and also worked as senior network engineer for the foundation. He has held positions as a systems engineer and integrator at the University of California, Berkeley, and at various Internet consulting firms in the Bay Area. An active member of the broader big data and open science communities, Chris serves on a number of advisory boards and program committees and speaks frequently at conferences and workshops on topics related to data-driven research. Chris received a B.A. in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.Sc. in management science and engineering at Stanford University.
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Robert Gentleman
R Foundation
Dr. Gentleman is recognized as one of the originators of the R programming language
Dr. Robert Gentleman, Ph.D., has been Vice President of Computational Biology at 23andMe, Inc. since April 20015. Dr. Gentleman focus on the exploration of how the human genetic and trait data in the 23andMe database can be used to identify new therapies for disease. He served as a Senior Director in bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Genentech (a member of the Roche Group). Prior to joining Genentech, Dr. Gentleman was a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where he served as the Head of the computational biology department. Dr. Gentleman has been an innovator in the statistical computing world for more than 30 years. In 1996, he and a fellow professor at the University of Aukland in New Zealand released the R code as a free software package after five years of its development. Today, R is used by more than 2 million people both in academic and commercial settings, quickly becoming the de facto standard for predictive analytics. In his academic career, he has received multiple research grants and has published more than two dozen articles on statistical computing. Dr. Gentleman served as a Director of Revolution Analytics, Inc. (formerly REvolution Computing, Inc.) since January 2010. Dr. Gentleman served as a professor at Harvard University, the University of Auckland, and the University of Waterloo. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Gentleman founded the Bioconductor Project, an open source, open development software project to provide tools for the analysis and comprehension of high-throughput genomic data. He has been awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award, an award for Open Access in the Life Sciences presented by the Bioinformatics Organization and is Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). Dr. Gentleman, along with Ross Ihaka at the University of Auckland, is also recognized as one of the originators of the R programming language, a widely-used programming language software environment for statistical computing and graphics. He holds a BS in mathematics from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Washington.
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Joseph Rickert
R Studio
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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Chester Ismay
DataCamp
Chester Ismay is a Data Science Curriculum Lead at DataCamp, where he builds (and helps instructors build) R, Python, and SQL courses.
Chester Ismay is a Data Science Curriculum Lead at DataCamp, where he builds (and helps instructors build) R, Python, and SQL courses. He was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Pacific University and an Instructional Technologist and Consultant for Data Science, Statistics, and R at Reed College. He obtained his PhD in statistics from Arizona State University and has taught courses and led workshops in statistics, data science, mathematics, computer science, and sociology. He is the co-author of the fivethirtyeight R data package, the infer, and moderndive R packages and is the creator and maintainer of the thesisdown R package. He is also a co-author of an open source, free textbook entitled ModernDive: An Introduction to Statistical and Data Sciences via R.
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Mark Hornick
Oracle
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
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 (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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Rich Calaway
Microsoft
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Gabriela de Queiroz
IBM
Gabriela de Queiroz is a Data Scientist and the founder of R-Ladies, a world-wide organization for promoting diversity in the R community.
Gabriela de Queiroz is a Data Scientist and the founder of R-Ladies, a world-wide organization for promoting diversity in the R community. She likes to mentor and shares her knowledge through mentorship programs, tutorials and talks. She has worked in several startups and where she built teams, developed statistical models and employed a variety of techniques to derive insights and drive data-centric decisions. She holds 2 Master’s: one in Epidemiology and one in Statistics.
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Chris Mentzel
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Chris Mentzel leads the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative.
Chris Mentzel leads the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Data-Driven Discovery Initiative, a $60 million effort within the Science Program to enable data scientists to turn the scientific data deluge into opportunities to address some of today's most important research questions. Previously, Chris led the grants administration department and also worked as senior network engineer for the foundation. He has held positions as a systems engineer and integrator at the University of California, Berkeley, and at various Internet consulting firms in the Bay Area. An active member of the broader big data and open science communities, Chris serves on a number of advisory boards and program committees and speaks frequently at conferences and workshops on topics related to data-driven research. Chris received a B.A. in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.Sc. in management science and engineering at Stanford University.
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Stephen Kaluzny
TIBCO
Luke Tierney
University of Iowa
Dr. Aimée Gott
Mango Solutions
Aimée is the Practice Lead for Education at Mango Solutions. She has a PhD in Statistics from Lancaster University where she also completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees
Aimée is the Practice Lead for Education at Mango Solutions. She has a PhD in Statistics from Lancaster University where she also completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees. Aimée oversees training course development and has personally delivered training all over the world to hundreds of people on all aspects of R. When not busy with training, Aimée is engaged on consultancy projects, working with industry users of R, in companies ranging from Italian banks to US pharmaceutical companies. Aimée speaks regularly at R user groups and conferences around the world, including UseR!, the RStudio Conference, EARL, eRum and Strata. Additionally, she is a member of the R Consortium Working Group focusing on R Certification. She is a co-author of Sam’s Teach Yourself R in 24 hours.
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Gábor Csárdi
R-Hub Project Lead ( Non-voting observer )
Joseph Rickert
R User Group Support Program ( 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
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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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.

 
John Mertic
Director
John comes from career background of both software development and open source, and leads R Consortium
John Mertic is director of program management for ODPi, R Consortium and the Open Mainframe Project at the Linux Foundation. John comes from a PHP and open source background. Previously, he was director of business development software alliances at Bitnami, a developer, evangelist, and partnership leader at SugarCRM, board member at OW2, president of OpenSocial, and a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. As an avid writer, John has published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect and authored The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications and Building on SugarCRM.
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