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 its Board of Directors, composed of appointed Platinum members of the R Consortium, annually elected Silver members of the R Consortium, and the ISC appointed director as defined in the ByLaws.

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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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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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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Joseph Rickert
R Studio (Platinum Member)(R CONSORTIUM Board Chair)
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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Ning Leng
Genentech (Platinum Member Representative)
Ning is the Global Lead of Early Development Oncology of the Statistical Programming & Analysis function at Roche-Genentech, based in South San Francisco.
Ning is the Global Lead of Early Development Oncology of the Statistical Programming & Analysis function at Roche-Genentech, based in South San Francisco. Ning has experience in both early phase and late phase oncology development, with a special interest in biomarker technologies in support of the development of personalized healthcare. In addition, Ning is an advocate of open source language and open collaboration in pharma. Ning holds a Ph.D. degree in Statistics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Mark Hornick
Oracle (Silver Member Representative)
Mark Hornick is Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Machine Learning (OML).
Mark Hornick is Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle Machine Learning (OML). He leads the OML PM team and works closely with Product Development on product strategy, positioning, and evangelization, Mark has over 20 years of experience with integrating and leveraging machine learning with Oracle technologies, working with internal and external customers in the application of Oracle’s machine learning technologies for scalable and deployable data science projects. 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. He blogs at blogs.oracle.com/R and blogs.oracle.com/machinelearning. Mark is Oracle’s representative on the R Consortium’s Board of Directors and an Oracle Adviser and founding member of the Analytics and Data Oracle User Community. 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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Mehar Singh
ProCogia (Silver Member Representative)
Mehar is the CEO of ProCogia, where he consults other organizations on their R integration, data engineering, and data science. He is also a leader in the Seattle-based R scene where he fosters the growth of the language and its local community.
Mehar is the CEO of ProCogia, where he consults other organizations on their R integration, data engineering, and data science. He is also a leader in the Seattle-based R scene where he fosters the growth of the language and its local community.
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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 Silver 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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Henrik Bengtsson
R Foundation (R Foundation Representative)
Henrik Bengtsson is an Associated Professor at University of California, San Francisco, a member of the R Foundation, with a background in Computer Science and Mathematical Statistics.
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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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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Stephen Kaluzny
TIBCO (Silver Member)
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
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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Samantha Toet
R Community Diversity and Inclusion Project Lead (Non-voting observer)
Samantha Toet works in Business Development and Marketing at RStudio.
Orhun Aydin
ESRI (Silver Member)
Spatial Statistics Researcher at ESRI and Lecturer at University of Southern California
James Black
Personalised Healthcare Data Science team at Roche/Genentech
James is an Associate Group Director in the Personalised Healthcare Data Science team at Roche/Genentech, a diverse group of quantitative scientists focussed on enabling the Roche PHC vision by leveraging routinely collected real world data at ever greater scale to generate insights to support getting the right drug to the right patient.

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.

Dan Lopez
R Consortium Program Manager
Dan Lopez is the Program Manager for the R Consortium.