Why RStudio?

The technology to amass data exceeds our abilities to make use of it.

People all over the world are turning to R, an open source statistical language, to make sense of data.

Inspired by the innovations of R users in science, education, and industry, RStudio develops free and open tools for R and enterprise-ready professional products for teams to scale and share work.

Our goal is to empower users to be productive with R.

Let us know how we can help you!

We are a distributed team with headquarters in Boston’s Innovation District, and a second office in Seattle. One or more of us can also be found in Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Virginia…and Belgium and Portugal!

J.J. AllaireSoftware Engineer & Founder - Boston, MA
JJ Allaire is a software engineer and entrepreneur who has created a wide variety of products including ColdFusionOpen Live WriterLose It!, and RStudio. GitHub
Jeff AllenSoftware Engineer - Dallas, TX
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. GitHub
Aron AtkinsSoftware Engineer - Boston, MA
Aron is a software engineer with experience at a number of Boston-area startups. Most recently, he helped build the Brightcove video platform. He has Mathematics and Computer Science degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Aron grew up as part of a farming family and still adores apple cider donuts. GitHub
Uriel AvalosSoftware Engineer - Austin, TX
Uriel is a mathematician turned full-stack engineer. He has extensive experience with modern Javascript development as well as various backend technologies. He is the author of a Flux framework called RFlux. He exercises his math skills by implementing machine learning and natural language processing research papers. In his spare time, he also enjoys spending time with his family. GitHub
Aaron BergCustomer Success - Little Rock, AR
Aaron is member of the Customer Success team. His background is in building business processes and data systems for commodity companies. Most recently he used R to automate finance, risk management, and reporting activities for a coffee trading business. GitHub
Phil BowsherCustomer Success - Indianapolis, IN
Phil is a Sr. Account Executive in Customer Success at RStudio. His background is in analytical programs and consulting. He has experience at a number of technology and consulting corporations working in data science teams and delivering innovative data products. GitHub
Jessica BrennanBusiness Manager - Boston, MA
Jessica’s background is in Business Management.  She has previous experience in startups.  Most recently, she worked for Brightcove under Tareef Kawaf for five out of her seven years there.
Jennifer BryanSoftware Engineer - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Jenny is a recovering biostatistician who takes special delight in eliminating the small agonies of data analysis. She’s part of Hadley’s team, working on R packages and integrating them into fluid workflows. She’s been working in R/S for over 20 years, serves in the leadership of rOpenSci and Forwards, and is an Ordinary Member of the R Foundation. Jenny is an Associate Professor of Statistics (on leave) at the University of British Columbia, where she created the course STAT 545. GitHub
Bill CarneyMarketing - Boston, MA
Bill has a wide range of cross–functional experience building and leading organizations through accelerated growth, expansion, product development and market differentiation. He has been in and led sales & marketing teams his entire career from early stage start-ups such as RStudio, VisibleGains, Veracode, ByAllAccounts and Spotfire to larger companies like TIBCO, Stratus Technologies, and Anixter. GitHub
Anne CaromeEvents - Boston, MA
Anne has a background in sales & training, and has worked for companies such as Thomson Reuters and Forrester Research. Originally from Wisconsin, Anne has called Boston home for over 10 years.
Mine Çetinkaya-RundelData Scientist and Professional Educator - Durham, NC
Mine is Professional Educator at RStudio and Assistant Professor of the Practice at Duke University. Her work focuses on innovation in statistics pedagogy, with an emphasis on computation, reproducible research, open-source education, and student-centered learning. She is the author of three open-source introductory statistics textbooks as part of the OpenIntro project and teaches the popular Statistics with R MOOC on Coursera. GitHub
Winston ChangSoftware Engineer - Minneapolis, MN
Winston is a software engineer at RStudio, and is a developer for the Shiny, ggplot2, and devtools packages. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University and is the author of R Graphics Cookbook, published by O’Reilly Media. GitHub
Chaita ChaudhariQuality Engineer - Austin, TX
Chaita is a Quality Engineer who has worked across Retail, Publishing & Gaming domains. She holds a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration. Born in India, she lived in London before making Austin her home. Apart from breaking stuff, her hobbies include theater, coaching math pentathlon and is a fan of ‘Walking Dead’.
Joe ChengCTO - Seattle, WA
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. GitHub
Jay ClarkSupport Engineer - Long Island, NY
Jay is a U.S. Air Force veteran with IT, Wall Street, banking, and fund management experience. He has provided technical support to several military groups and has over 15 years of experience using Linux and Unix. Most recently Jay managed a private fund with a focus on algorithmic trading using R with C++ and CUDA.
Jim ClemensVP Customer Success - Boston, MA
Jim has built Sales and Services functions for numerous high growth technology companies including SGI, Macromedia, Frictionless Commerce, Oat Systems and Bit9. He holds a Computer Science degree from Dartmouth College.
Alan DipertSoftware Engineer - Los Angeles, CA
Alan is a software engineer on the Shiny team. In the past, he’s helped build web applications, reporting pipelines, and many things between. When he’s not working, Alan likes to spend his time reading or being with his family.
Steven FazzioData Scientist | Growth Marketer - Austin, TX
Steven is a growth marketer and data analyst. Originally coming from the natural sciences, he has spent years working with information technology at Indeed, The University of Texas at Austin, and Epic Systems. In his spare time, Steven enjoys all things related to food, including foraging, gardening, cooking, and dining out.
Karl FeinaurSoftware Engineer -Dallas, TX
Karl is a software engineer on the RStudio IDE. In the past, he’s written distributed server applications for the finance, hospitality, and data storage industries. GitHub
Amanda GadrowSoftware Engineer - Newark, OH
Amanda has solved problems at small Boston-based startups for many years. She has experience building high-quality software in various roles, including customer support, test strategy and automation, and product management. GitHub
Rachel GarzaQA Engineer - Austin, TX
Rachel worked as a QA Engineer in the advertising and gaming industries before joining RStudio. She holds a certificate in Pattern Discovery in Data Mining from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a graduate of the Colaberry School of Data Analytics. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, going to concerts and reading.
Garrett GrolemundData Scientist and Master Instructor - Orlando, FL
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 the upcoming book, Data Science with R, from O’Reilly Media. He holds a PhD in Statistics and specializes in Data Visualization. GitHub
Darby HadleyQA Engineer - Austin, TX
Darby is a QA engineer that has worked primarily in the video game industry. He has tested everything from AAA games to web applications with work ranging from automation development to management. GitHub
Lionel HenrySoftware Engineer - Belgium
Lionel is a software developer at RStudio. He studied political
science and statistics, developed a passion for writing R packages,
and now assists Hadley in creating a rich data analysis framework. GitHub
Jim HesterSoftware Engineer - Cleveland, OH
Jim is a software engineer at RStudio working with Hadley to build better tools for data science. He is the author of a number of R packages including lintr and covr, tools to provide code linting and test coverage for R. GitHub.
Fereshteh KarimeddiniSoftware Engineer - Boston, MA
Fereshteh is a software engineer with 20 years of experience at various established and startup companies in the Boston area. She has a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her experience is in ensuring product quality via manual, automated, load and performance testing. GitHub
Tareef KawafPresident - Boston, MA
Tareef is a software startup executive and a member of teams that built up ATG’s eCommerce offering and Brightcove’s Online Video Platform, helping both companies grow from early startups to publicly traded companies. GitHub
Andrew KippSoftware Engineer - Boston, MA
Andy is a software engineer that has worked at a number of startups. GitHub
Pete KnastEnterprise Advocate - San Diego, CA
Pete has been in sales since his undergrad days at both Suffolk and Temple. Whether recruiting, selling web ad-space or handling high tech accounts, he has prided himself on being an asset to his customers. The fascinating projects he encountered in the analytics market, both at Spotfire and Jaspersoft, led Pete to RStudio. During his career Pete has enjoyed working at a variety of companies; from his own start up to larger companies like TIBCO. Outside of providing customers with excellent service, Pete enjoys surfing and spending time with his family. GitHub
Max KuhnSoftware Engineer | Data Scientist - Waterford, CT
Max was a nonclinical statistician for 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry and for 6 years in the medical diagnostic industry. His degrees are in Biostatistics (Ph.D.) and Mathematics (B.S.). He has released several R packages for predictive modeling and machine learning, including caret, C50, and Cubist. He is the author of the Springer book Applied Predictive Modeling (with Kjell Johnson), which won the American Statistical Association’s Ziegel Award for best book in 2014. Google Scholar  GitHub
Sean LoppSolutions Engineer - Golden, CO
Sean has a degree in mathematics and statistics and  worked as an analyst at the National Renewable Energy Lab before making the switch to customer success at RStudio. In his spare time he skis and mountain bikes and is a proud Colorado native.
Javier LuraschiSoftware Engineer - Seattle, WA
Javier is a Software Engineer 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 Engineering. GitHub
Jonathan McPhersonSoftware Engineer - Seattle, WA
Jonathan is a software engineer on the RStudio IDE. In the past, he’s written Web applications at a nuclear site in the desert, exploratory information visualization systems at UC Davis, and features for flagship Office products and modern web applications at Microsoft. GitHub
Steve NolenSite Reliability Engineer - Los Angeles, CA
Steve is a site reliability engineer at RStudio. He’s currently living in Los Angeles (after a number of years working at UCLA on a data science-based education project) but originally hails from the Philadelphia area. He holds a master’s degree in information security from Penn State University as well as bachelor’s degrees in both music and computer information systems from Westminster Choir College and Rider University. GitHub
Roger ObergVP Marketing - Austin, TX
Roger has been a general manager and vice president of sales, marketing, and engineering from early stage start-ups such as RStudio, Veracode, XVT and Requisite to Ping Identity, Spotfire, TIBCO, Rational, and IBM. GitHub
Ian PylvainenSupport Engineer - Boston, MA
Ian is a support engineer that has worked in information technology and support for many years, including at Wellesley College and Wesleyan University.GitHub
Jonathan Regenstein
Enterprise Advocate - Atlanta, GA
Jonathan worked in the the world of finance and did graduate work in political economy before joining RStudio.  He has very little free time, but if he had more he would enjoy skiing, SCUBA diving, squash and tennis. GitHub
Bárbara Borges Ribeiro
Software Engineer - Aveiro, Portugal
Bárbara is a software engineer 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). GitHub

Joseph RickertR Community Ambassador - San Francisco, California
Joseph Rickert is RStudio’s “Ambassador at Large” for all things R. He works with the RStudio team and the R Consortium to promote open source activities, the R language and the R Community. Joseph represents RStudio on the R Consortium board of directors.

Joseph came to RStudio from Microsoft /Revolution Analytics where he was a data scientist, blog editor and special programs manager after having spent most of his career working for startups in various technical, marketing and sales positions. Joseph attended Franklin & Marshall college on a Classics scholarship and later earned an M.A. in Humanities and an M.S. in Statistics from the California State University. You can follow him on Twitter as @RStudioJoe. GitHub

Gary RitchieSoftware Engineer - Seattle, WA
Gary is a software engineer working on the RStudio IDE. During several years at Microsoft, he developed a variety of desktop, mobile and web features. Prior to that he built software for (much) smaller companies in the geophysical and medical fields. He enjoys hiking, coffee, and avoiding sunburns. GitHub
Robby ShaverVP Product Design - Boston, MA
Robby is a designer who’s helped create a variety of software products & services for organizations large and small including Noteflight, Adobe, Virtual Ubiquity, Maven Networks, IBM, Lotus & Learningways.
Edgar Ruiz
Solutions Engineer - Biloxi, Mississippi
Edgar has a background in deploying enterprise reporting and Business Intelligence solutions. He has posted multiple articles and blog posts sharing analytics insights and server infrastructure for Data Science. He lives with his family near Biloxi, MS GitHub
Joshua SpiewakSoftware Engineer - Boston, MA
Josh is a software craftsman with a passion for start ups and single malts. He has Computer Science degrees from Brown University. When not building software, Josh plays Magic with his sons and sails with his family in Narragansett Bay. GitHub
Nathan StephensDirector of Solutions Engineering - Baltimore, MD
Nathan has a background in analytic solutions and consulting. He has experience building data science teams, architecting analytic infrastructure, and delivering innovative data products. He is a long time user of R.
Kevin UsheySoftware Engineer - Seattle, WA
Kevin is a software engineer at RStudio, and primarily works on the RStudio IDE. He is an active R user, a member of the Rcpp core team, and has contributed to a wide variety of packages in the R ecosystem. He is the maintainer of the ‘packrat‘ package, which allows users to
manage their R package dependencies in an isolated, portable, and reproducible way. GitHub
Clay WalkerWeb Developer - San Diego, CA
Clay has an Electrical and Computer Engineering background but his professional experience has been in developing single page web applications. He is a nomad, agricultural hobbyist, stargazer, and former homebrewer. GitHub
Hadley WickhamChief Scientist - Houston, TX
Hadley 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. GitHub
Yihui XieSoftware Engineer - Omaha, NE
Yihui Xie 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. GitHub & Weibo
Jon YoderSoftware Engineer - Blacksburg, VA
Jon loves full-stack software development. He has recently written software for data virtualization (Cisco) and bioinformatics research (where he first worked with R). Jon resides in the mountains of southwestern Virginia, and enjoys his family, animals, nature, and mountain biking. GitHub
The creators of R provided a flexible and powerful foundation for statistical computing; then made it free and open so that it could be improved collaboratively and its benefits could be shared by the widest possible audience.

It’s better for everyone if the tools used for research and science are free and open. There are many benefits to free software in science: improved reproducibility, wider sharing of knowledge and techniques, and elimination of cost barriers to create a more level playing field, to name just a few.

R users are doing some of the most innovative and important work in science, education, and industry. It’s a daily inspiration and challenge to keep up with the community and all it is accomplishing.

RStudio has a mission to provide the most widely used open source and enterprise-ready professional software for the R statistical computing environment. These tools further the cause of equipping everyone, regardless of means, to participate in a global economy that increasingly rewards data literacy.

We offer open source and enterprise ready tools for the R computing environment. Our flagship product is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which makes it easy for anyone to analyze data with R. We also offer many R packages, including Shiny and R Markdown, and a platform for sharing interactive applications and reproducible reports with others.

    • Founded in 2008
    • Free and Open Source products first delivered in 2009
    • Initial public release of RStudio in 2011
    • Series A in 2013: General Catalyst, Baseline
    • RStudio Server Pro and RStudio Shiny Server Pro announced in late 2013
    • Shinyapps.io service launched in early 2015
    • RStudio Connect delivered in late 2016

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RStudio and Shiny are affiliated projects of the Foundation for Open Access Statistics. FOAS works to ensure the continued success of the Journal of Statistical Software (JSS), one of the few major open access journals that is free for both readers and authors. They also promote the use and development of free software for statistics, such as the R language and environment for computational statistics.

R Consortium

The R Consortium is a collaboration between the R Foundation, RStudio, Microsoft, TIBCO, Google, Oracle, HP and others. It’s chartered to fund and inspire ideas that will enable R to become an even better platform for science, research, and industry.