Guests on The R-Podcast

One of the driving forces behind the popularity of R for data science is the community of users and developers sharing their knowledge and contributing back to the R ecosystem. One of the goals of the R-Podcast is to showcase innovative developments and analyses by bringing members of the R community on the show to discuss their efforts. Below is a list of guests who have appeared on at least one episode of the podcast. If you would like to be on the R-Podcast, please visit the contact page for the various ways of getting in touch with the show.

JJ Allaire

JJ Allaire

JJ Allaire is a software engineer and founder of RStudio. Before forming RStudio JJ created a wide variety of products including ColdFusion, Open Live Writer, and Lost it!. On top of his work with the RStudio IDE, JJ contributes to several R packages including rmarkdown, rticles, reticulate, and bookdown.

Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen is a software engineer at RStudio. Jeff’s background is in Computer Science and bioinformatics; it was there that he first encountered R in 2007. After spending many years as an RStudio user and evangelist, he joined the team in 2013. On top of his work with Shiny Server and RStudio Connect, Jeff also maintains a few R packages such as plumbr and shinyStore.

Dean Attali

Dean Attali

Dean is a R/Shiny consultant leading his own consulting company of AttaliTech Ltd. Dean was previously a software engineer at Google and top San Fransisco startup Wish.com. He is the author of several R packages such as shinyjs, timevis, addinslist, and more.

Barbara Borges

Barbara Borges

Barbara is a software engineer at RStudio working primarily in the Shiny package. She holds a double major in Statistics and Computer Science from Macalester College. After four freezing Minnesota winters, she is back in her warm homeland of Portugal (but to the disappointment of many, she’s not a soccer fan).

Joe Cheng

Joe Cheng

Joe Cheng is the CTO of RStudio. Joe is a software engineer who has worked at a number of startups including Allaire, Upromise, and Onfolio. He also worked on Windows Live Writer. Joe was the creatore of the RStudio IDE along with JJ Allaire as well as the creator of the shiny R package for creating interactive web applications with R.

Dirk Eddelbuettel

Dirk Eddelbuettel

Dirk is an active member of the R community in many capacities. He is a board member of the R Foundation, author/maintainer of the Rcpp package, maintainer of the finance and high-performance computing task views on CRAN, and is a maintainer for R packages on Debian.

Garrett Grolemund

Garrett Grolemund

Garrett is a data scientist and master instructor at RStudio. Garrett excels at teaching, statistics, and teaching statistics. He wrote the popular lubridate package and is the author of Hands On Programming with R and co-author of R for Data Science, from O’Reilly Media. He holds a PhD in Statistics and specializes in Data Visualization.

Will Landau

Will Landau

Will Landau is a research scientist in the life sciences industry. Will likes to solve scientific problems from a statistician’s perspective, and likes to build tools for data analysis. He develops and maintains some R packages on CRAN, including drake and downsize. Will is also a minimalist, a sailor (wind-powered, not military), a climber, a CrossFitter, and a martial artist.

Javier Luraschi

Javier Luraschi

Javier is a software engineer at RStudio with experience in technologies ranging from desktop, web, mobile and backend; to augmented reality and deep learning applications. He previously worked for Microsoft Research and SAP and holds a double degree in Mathematics and Software. He is author and maintainer of the sparklyr R package which provides an interface to the powerful Apache Spark platform.”

Vincent Nijs

Vincent Nijs

Vincent Nijs is an associate professor of marketing within the Rady school of management at the University of California San Diego. Within the R community Vincent is best known for his highly innovative radiant web-based tool for teaching business analytics built with R and shiny.

Hadley Wickham

Hadley Wickham

Hadley Wickham is Chief Scientist at RStudio and Adjunct Professor of Statistics at Rice University. He is interested in building better tools for data science. His work includes R packages for data analysis (ggplot2, plyr, reshape2); packages that make R less frustrating (lubridate for dates, stringr for strings, httr for accessing web APIs); and that make it easier to do good software development in R (roxygen2, testthat, devtools, lineprof, staticdocs). He is also a writer, educator, and frequent contributor to conferences promoting more accessible and more effective data analysis.

Yihui Xie

Yihui Xie

Yihui Xie is a software engineer at RStudio. Yihui got his PhD from the Department of Statistics, Iowa State University. He is interested in interactive statistical graphics, statistical computing, and web applications. He is an active R user and the author of several R packages, such as animation, formatR, Rd2roxygen, and knitr, among which the animation package won the 2009 John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award (ASA). He is also the author of the books “Dynamic Documents with R and knitr” and “bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown”. In 2006 he founded the “Capital of Statistics”, which has grown into a large online community on statistics in China. He initiated the first Chinese R conference in 2008 and has been organizing R conferences in China since then. During his PhD training at the Iowa State University, he won the Vince Sposito Statistical Computing Award (2011) and the Snedecor Award (2012) in the Department of Statistics.