Teaching team

I’m Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel (she / her) and I’m excited to teach this workshop! I’m a Data Scientist and Professional Educator at RStudio as well as faculty the University of Edinburgh.

We’ll also have teaching assistants joining us during the workshops. Get to know them below.

  • Melissa Ko: My name is Melissa and I’m a postdoc in the Bioengineering department at Stanford University, where I work on the curriculum and other educational projects. I like to teach R programming for high school students in Stanford summer programs and also as a volunteer through the Carpentries.
  • Athanasia Monika Mowinckel: My name is Mo and I’m a staff scientist at the Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition, at the University of Oslo in Norway. I am an active member of the R-Ladies community and the global team, and a certified Software Carpentry Instructor, where I teach mainly R, but also git and bash.
  • Yanina Bellini Saibene: I’m Yanina and I’m a researcher at INTA (National Institute of Agricultural Technology) and I’m dedicated to applying data science to the agricultural sector.  I enjoy teaching a lot; I’m a professor in Argentina and Uruguay in two Data Science Specializations. I co-founded MetaDocencia, an open, free, volunteer-led, not-for-profit educational organization for Spanish-speaking teachers. Since 2019 I’m an RStudio Certified Trainer, and since 2020 I’m a Software Carpentries Certified Instructor. I love R Community, so I’m an active member of R-Ladies, LatinR, and MiR.
  • Shamindra Shrotriya: My name is Shamindra (he / him) and I’m a PhD candidate in the department of Statistics and Data Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). My research interests include shape constrained estimation and also spatio-temporal wildfire modeling. I am really looking forward to meeting and working with you all.