e-Rum2020 submissions

Call for contributed talks and workshops: December 11, 2019 – January 29, 2020

Notification of acceptance for workshops: February 26, 2020

Notification of acceptance for all other contributions: March 4, 2020


Conference registrations: May 15 – June 14, 2020

Program publication

Program Announcement: March 25, 2020

CovidR contest

CovidR contest submissions: April 17 – May 22, 2020

CovidR pre-conference event registrations: May 4 – May 22, 2020

Notification of acceptance for CovidR finalists: May 25, 2020


CovidR pre-conference event: May 29, 2020

Hackathon (satellite event): June 16, 2020

e-Rum2020 conference: June 17 – June 19, 2020

e-Rum2020 workshops: June 20, 2020


May 29

CovidR pre-conference event

June 16

Pre-conference hackathon

June 17-19


June 20


Program Tracks

The program of eRum will be structured around 6 tracks:

R World

Covering everything related to the world of R, such as education, community, and the R ecosystem.

Data Visualization & Shiny 

Innovative visualization methods, as well as reporting and web applications built with R. 

R in Production

Anything related to production-ready projects, such as IT and Infrastructure, efficient programming and R at scale. 

Machine Learning & Models 

This track will cover all the developpment in statistical models, Machine Learning, and statistics in general.

R in Life Sciences

Applications and development of tools in biology, genomics, biostatistics, and bioinformatics. 

R Applications

Applications of R in fields such as social goods, finance, marketing, transportations, and many more. 

Keynote Speakers

Sharon Machlis

Sharon Machlis is Director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG Communications, a global technology media company that publishes Computerworld, CIO, PCWorld, and Macworld, among other brands. In her current role, she hosts InfoWorld's "Do More With R" video series, writes R how-to articles, helps colleagues with data journalism projects, codes tools for colleagues around the world, and analyzes editorial web metrics. Sharon is the author of "Practical R for Mass Communication & Journalism" and the Computerworld Beginner's Guide to R She has also written a number of R packages, among which SunsetTSA.

Jared Lander

Jared Lander is Chief Data Scientist at Lander Analytics, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, where he teaches the Introduction to Programming in R course. He is organizer of the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup and Series Editor for Pearson. He is author of the R pacakges coefplot, useful, resumer and RepoGenerator, as well as the book "R for Everyone: Advanced Analytics and Graphics". His work with the Minnesota Vikings in the 2015 NFL Draft has been featured in in the Wall Street Journal.

Stephanie Hicks

Stephanie Hicks is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Data Science Lab, co-host of The Corresponding Author podcast discussing data science in academia, and co-founder of R-Ladies Baltimore. Her research interests are at the intersection of statistics, genomics, and data science. She actively contributes software packages to Bioconductor and is involved in teaching courses for data science and the analysis of genomics data.

Francesco Bartolucci

Francesco Bartolucci is a Professor of Statistics in the Department of Economics of the University of Perugia, where he also coordinated the Doctorate program in “Mathematical and Statistical Methods for the Economic and Social Sciences”. His main research interests of Francesco Bartolucci are focused on: Longitudinal and panel data, Latent variable and mixture models, Marginal models for categorical data, Optimization and Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms. He co-authored the R packages LMest, MultiCIRT, MLCIRTwithin, cquad and extRC.

Kelly O'Briant

Kelly O’Briant is a solutions engineer at RStudio interested in configuration and workflow management with a passion for R administration. She has a background in data science, software engineering and cloud computing, with degrees in bioinformatics and computational sciences. In 2016, Kelly founded the Washington DC chapter of R-Ladies, a global organization dedicated to increasing gender diversity in the R community.

Tomas Kalibera

Tomas Kalibera is researcher at the Czech Technical University. As an active R Core developer Tomas has been contributing improvements and bug fixes to multiple parts of the R runtime including the byte-code compiler and interpreter, source reference handling, Windows specific code, package installation, memory management, object dispatch and function invocation. He implemented and maintains rchk, a tool for finding PROTECT bugs, which he uses regularly to check CRAN packages. He has been helping the CRAN team with checking and debugging packages, and is a member of the R Foundation.

Program Committee


Aldo Solari

Associate Professor @ Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca


Enrico Deusebio

Data scientist @ Hearth in Data


Charlotte Soneson

Research Associate @ Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research


Branko Kovac

Machine Learning et al. @ Logikka


Andrie De Vries

R programmer, data scientist; Solutions engineer @ RStudio


Fulvia Pennoni

Associate Professor @ Univeristy of Milano-Bicocca


Goran S. Milovanović

Data Scientist @ Wikidata, Wikimedia Deutschland e. V.


Davide Cittaro

Bioinformartist @ Ospedale San Raffaele


Hannah Frick

Senior Data Scientist @ Mango Solutions


Adolfo Alvarez

Data Science Team Leader / Expert Data Scientist @ Analyx


Olga Mierzwa-Sulima

Senior Data Scientist and Project Leader @ Appsilon

Gergely Daróczi

Passionate R developer @ System1


Piercesare Secchi

Professor @ Politecnico di Milano


Diane Beldame

Data Scientist- StorytellR - R Trainer @ ThinkR


Xavier Adam

Course Developer Data Science @ EPFL Extension School

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Davide Risso

Assistant Professor @ Università degli Studi di Padova


Pier Luca Lanzi

Professor @ Politecnico di Milano

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Levi Waldron

Associate Professor @ City University of New York


Heather Turner

Freelance Statistical / R Consultant


Martin Mächler

Lecturer @ ETH


Stefano Maria Iacus

Project Officer @ European Commission, Joint Research Centre