Mike K Smith

I have 25 years experience of working in the Pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer), with more than 15 years working on modelling and simulation projects. I am a keen advocate of smarter drug development with a particular interest in Bayesian methods, dose-response, reproducible research and knowledge management. My particular expertise is in the use of simulation methodology to predict drug outcomes, find efficient trial designs, assess decision criteria and evaluate analysis methodologies. My current role at Pfizer is as specialist in computation and modeling solutions - evaluating and deploying new tools and training colleagues. I am an RStudio certified tidyverse trainer.

rstudio::conf 2020

Learn to teach, for goodness sake

February 4, 2020

Even though I’ve completed 4 marathons, you certainly shouldn’t come to me for a training plan on how to achieve your goals for any race you’re about to run.

rstudio::conf 2019

The lazy and easily distracted report writer: Using rmarkdown and parameterised reports

January 25, 2019

My brain is lazy, shallow and easily distracted. Learn how I use notebooks to keep my present-self organised, my future-self up to speed with what I was thinking months ago, and also how I use...