Keynote Speakers:

We are delighted to announce that the keynote speakers for EARL 2015 will be Alex Bellos, Joe Cheng, Dirk Eddelbuettel. and Hannah Fry



Alex Bellos is an author and broadcaster. His popular mathematics books Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass are both bestsellers and have been translated into more than 20 languages. He also writes a maths blog for the Guardian and presents science documentaries for Radio 4. Before moving into science writing he was the South America correspondent for the Guardian. He is the author of Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life and ghost-wrote Pelé's autobiography.



Joe Cheng is a software engineer who joined J.J. Allaire at RStudio in 2009 to help create the RStudio integrated development environment. He is best known for creating Shiny, the reactive web application framework for R; and RPubs, a well known document publishing service. Joe has spent most of his career working for Boston-area tech startups, plus a stint at Microsoft prior to joining RStudio.

Dirk Eddelbuettel is the author / maintainer of Rcpp, RQuantLib, digest and two dozen more CRAN packages. He is a (voting) member of the R Foundation, maintains the CRAN Task Views for Finance as well as High-Performance Computing, contributes to Debian as a package maintainer, and serves as an editor for the Journal of Statistical Software. He has a PhD in Econometrics from EHESS, and works in Chicago as quantitative analyst focussed on
predictive models for financial markets.


Hannah Fry is a lecturer in the mathematics at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). She has a broad portfolio of public engagement activities including schools outreach, podcasting, academic stand-up, cafe scientifique and public lectures. Her TEDx talk at the inaugural TEDxUCL was featured on the front page of and currently has around half a million views across all TED channels.



Other Earl Speakers

Alex Hancock
Shell International Petroleum Company

Amar Dhand
Washington University in St Louis

Ana Costa E Silva




Andrie de Vries
Revolution Analytics


Armando Vieira


Ben Downe


David Jessop


David Ruau

Declan Groves

Enzo Martoglio

Fabio Piacenza & Ivan Danesi

Giles Heywood
Amber Alpha Ltd

James Cheshire

Jeff Stagg
Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Jennifer Stirrup
Data Relish Ltd

Jerry Shan
Hewlett–Packard Company

Joshua White

Juan Manuel Hernández
Millward Brown

Chris Reynolds

Lorea Arrizabalaga

Lou Bajuk Yorgan

Marina Theodosiou & Sofia Palazzo
Funding Circle


Markus Gesmann


Matt Shepherd


Nicole Klir

Dr Ulf Schepsmeier
Allianz Managed Operations & Services SE

Sergiusz Bleja
TIM Group


Shad Thomas
Glass Box Research

Steph Locke
Mango Solutions

Sunil Venkayala
Hewlett–Packard Company



Tim Paulden
ATASS Sports



Tom Liptrot
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Woo J Jung

Alastair McKinley
Analytics Engines

Eliano Marques







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