Dirk is a senior data scientist / engineer and “quant” with extensive experience in research, development and trading, he works at TileDB. Dirk is also an (adjunct) Clinical Professor in Statistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he created and teach STAT 447: Data Science Programming Methods.
Dirk has been contributing to open source, mostly Debian and R, since the 1990s. Besides looking after numerous Debian packages, he develops and/or maintains a number of projects, many around R, often involving C++ and making use of Rcpp. Dirk also a co-creator of the Rocker Project bringing Docker to R.