Addicted to R academic/hacker

Ramnath Vaidyanathan

Ramnath Vaidyanathan

I am a data scientist at Alteryx, where I lead the roadmap for interactive visualizations and dashboards for our predictive tools. I have 10+ years experience doing statistical modeling, machine learning, optimization, retail analytics, and data visualization. I bring a unique perspective to analytics, having worked in diverse industries like management consulting, academia, and enterprise software.

Prior to joining Alteryx, I was an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. My research primarily focuses on the application of predictive analytics and optimization methodologies to improve operational decisions in retailing. I got my PhD in Operations Management from the Wharton School, and worked at McKinsey and Company before that.

I am addicted to R and Javascript (D3) and have developed several R packages, including rCharts, slidify, and htmlwidgets, aimed at simplifying the process of creating interactive visualizations and web-friendly documents, straight from R. I am writing a book on Interactive Documents with R