Welcome Hao! I have added you to the waiting list for the next instructor training at UF which will likely be in the spring some time.
If you're interested in participating in the R meetup that happens at UF (Wednesday evenings in MSL ), Dan Maxwell who is also on this list runs it. Justin and Ben are the current students involved and they're also on the list as well and quite possibly
have already responded to you directly.
There is also a data science student group here at UF that might interest you. They are most active on Facebook but you can find background on them at their web site .
Thanks for introducing yourself and I hope to meet you in person soon.
Technical Operations Manager
Advanced Computing and Information Systems Lab, ECE
University of Florida
I'm a new postdoc with the Weecology group at UF and figured it was about time to formally introduce myself.
My technical background is mainly in time series and dynamic systems, and my research focuses on understand ecosystems from that perspective: e.g. modeling species interactions, forecasting, trying to disentangle factors that contribute to persistence,
resilience, stability, etc.
I mainly use R, but occasionally dive into C++ (I maintain an R package on CRAN that is mostly C++ with some Rcpp bindings). I've been a longtime admin for the R Users Group at my previous institution and have contributed to workshops and teaching materials
for various forms of data science, data visualization, and reproducible research.
Somehow I always seem to be at the wrong spacetime coordinates for Software/Data Carpentry instructor training, but I heard it might be offered at UF in the spring and wanted to make sure I was added to the waiting list for that.
Do feel free to get in touch by email or twitter (@hao_and_y) if you want to chat!