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Governance

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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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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Bob Engle
Biogen (Platinum Member Representative)
Bob is currently a Director of Data Sciences in Analytical Data Sciences at Biogen. He leads a Data Sciences group that supports exploratory research in Real World Evidence at Biogen with experience in R programming for modeling, simulations etc. His group focuses on Statistical Method/Application building, Simulations, Analyses of RWE/Exploratory/Biomarker data, integration of GxP R platform, building of RShiny applications and other tools.
I am currently a Director of Data Sciences in Analytical Data Sciences at Biogen. I lead a Data Sciences group that supports exploratory research in Real World Evidence at Biogen with experience in R programming for modeling, simulations etc. My group focuses on Statistical Method/Application building, Simulations, Analyses of RWE/Exploratory/Biomarker data, integration of GxP R platform, building of RShiny applications and other tools.
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Henrik Bengtsson
R Foundation (R Foundation Representative) (ISC Chairperson)
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.
Jared Lander
Lander Analytics
Jared P. Lander is Chief Data Scientist of Lander Analytics, the Organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup and the New York R Conference and R in Government Conference, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, and a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University. He is the author of R for Everyone (now in its second edition), a book about R Programming geared toward Data Scientists and Non-Statisticians alike. Jared is a frequent speaker at conferences, universities and meetups around the world.
Sumesh Kalappurakal
Janssen
Sumesh Kalappurakal, Heading Methodology and Innovation team within clinical and statistical programming in Janssen R&D. Sumesh has been with Janssen R&D for more than 16 years and led a Medical Affairs programming team for more than 12+ years. In his current role, Sumesh and his team working on Innovative solutions using open-source platforms(R and Python) in building methodologies, standards and web applications using open-source platform to support portfolio needs in clinical and statistical programming functions. His team also engaged in more advance automation techniques using NLP, AI/ML along with RPA to bring efficiency in the clinical trial operational space. Sumesh and his team working on a strategy in implementing open-source platform (“R”) as an additional analytical platform for all clinical study submission activities for clinical and statistical programming teams.
Mike K Smith
Pfizer
Mike K Smith, Lead, R Centre of Excellence and Senior Director Statistics at Pfizer. Mike is a professional geek, helping colleagues from the business lines understand the power of reproducibility, automation and writing good code and helping the IT department understand the needs of the business lines.s. He is passionate about driving business outcomes through primary research, data and alternative data solutions as well as statistical analysis.

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)
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) (ISC Chairperson)
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.
Michael Helbraun
Microsoft (Platinum Member)
Michael Helbraun is a Principal Architect for Data & AI on Microsoft's Digital Transformation Partnership team, where he works with strategic customers across Latin America.
Michael Helbraun is a Principal Architect for Data & AI on Microsoft's Digital Transformation Partnership team, where he works with strategic customers across Latin America. He holds a BS in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA focused on Economics and Operations from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Gábor Csárdi
R-Hub Project Lead (Voting member)
Joseph Rickert
R User Group Support Project Lead (Voting 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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Samantha Toet
R Community Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) Project Lead (Voting member)
Samantha Toet works in Business Development and Marketing at RStudio.
Eric Milliman
Biogen (Platinum member)
Eric is a data scientist in the Global Analytics and Data Sciences department at Biogen, based in Cambridge, MA.
Robert Muller
Roche
Yanina Bellini Saibene
R-Ladies
Nicholas Masel
Janssen R&D (Silver member representative)
Joseph Korszun
ProCogia (Silver-member representative)
Nan Xiao
Merck (Silver-member representative)
Nan is a statistician from Merck & Co., Inc. working in the Methodology Research group in the Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) department.

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.

Elisa Trevino
Project Coordinator
Elisa Trevino is a Project Coordinator for the R Consortium Foundation and helps manage the R Consortium Grants Program.