Robert Gentleman

Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
Robert Gentleman

Name: Robert Gentleman

Born: 1959

Computer-related contributions

  • Canadian bioinformatician and statistician.
  • Chief science officer at 23andMe (appointed 2015).
  • Co-creator of the R programming language with Ross Ihaka.
  • Senior Director at Bioinformatics.

Significant publications

  • Bioconductor Case Studies (Use R!) (2013).
  • R Programming for Bioinformatics (2008).
  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Solutions Using R and Bioconductor (2005).

Honors and awards

  • ISCB Fellow, International Society for Computational Biology (2014).
  • Statistical Computing and Graphics Award (2010).
  • Ross L. Prentice Professor of Biostatistics (2009).
  • Benjamin Franklin Award (2008).


"A big computer, a complex algorithm and a long time does not equal science."

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