About the Speaker
Dirk Eddelbuettel (USA) has over twenty years of finance industry experience with a focus in quantitative research, development and trading. He is the author/coauthor of several dozen R packages on CRAN including Rcpp, RcppArmadillo, BH, digest, and RQuantLib; creator / maintainer of three R SIG mailing lists; editor of two CRAN Task Views; an editor at the Journal of Statistical Software; the Debian/Ubuntu maintainer for R, numerous CRAN packages and other quantitative software; an elected board member of the R Foundation; a founding member of the R/Finance conference series. Has served on the program committee for several useR! conferences; given invited keynotes, talks or workshops about R, Finance and High-Performance Computing in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan; has published papers in JSS, CSDA, the R Journal and other journals as well as a book on Rcpp in the Springer useR! series. He is an (adjunct) Clinical Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds a MA and Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics from EHESS in France as well as a MSc in Industrial Engineering from KIT in Germany.