Working Groups are designed to support shared R&D activities for determining the best path or approach for a problem domain. Examples of current working groups include API design and testing infrastructure.
For activities that well defined and scoped, yet require funding to help bring to fruition, the ISC has established a grant fund. Twice yearly the ISC awards grants for projects such as code development, workshops, infrastructure, and other projects to help sustain the R community.
For community projects of importance to the R community and needing long term support by R Consortium, the project and ISC can consider the project for long term status. This gives the project guaranteed funding for 3 years, along with a voting seat on the ISC. Projects looking for this status will need to justify to the ISC why the project needs long term funding, as well as submit a 3 year plan and budget for consideration. Top level project get priority access to grant funds available.
The goal of the Infrastructure Steering Committee (ISC) is to support projects that, broadly construed, help the R community. This might be software development, developing new teaching materials, documenting best practices, promoting R to new audiences, standardising APIs or doing research.
Voting members of the consist of appointed and elected individuals from Platinum and Silver members of the R Consortium, one individual elected to represent the Silver members of the R Consortium, and the project leads for each top level R Consortium ISC Project.
Current ISC Voting Members
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.
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.
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.
R-Hub Project Lead (Voting member)
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.
R Community Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA) Project Lead (Voting member)
Samantha Toet works in Business Development and Marketing at RStudio.
ESRI (Silver Member)
Spatial Statistics Researcher at ESRI and Lecturer at University of Southern California
Biogen (Platinum member)
Eric is a data scientist in the Global Analytics and Data Sciences department at Biogen, based in Cambridge, MA.