MAYA GANS

Data Visualization Engineer

I graduated from the University of Wyoming with my Master’s in Science May 2019. My thesis was on the bacterial communities of a parasitic plant and how it interacts with fungi and adjacent trees. Working in ecology provided the foundation for studying complex, interconnected networks. My interests shifted from my study system to the statistical methods needed to model complex interactions and large datasets. After completing my degree, I worked at RStudio as an Intern where I created tidyblocks.tech, a blocks-based coding language to teach high school statistical students the fundamentals of programming. After my internship I have been applying my R and JavaScript skills as a web developer in the clinical trial space.

Experience


Informatics Application Developer
2020-Present
Atorus Research
Designing and developing software, end to end from user interface to technical application. Maintening a code base using software versioning tools and continuous integration tests. Interfacing with clients and leading projects.
Statistical Programmer
2019-2020
Cytel Inc
Creating custom Shiny applications In R using JavaScript and advanced R programming skills. Using GitHub to collaborate with a team of R programmers and create packages.
JavaScript Developer
2018-2019
RStudio Inc
Using JavaScript and R to build TidyBlocks, a blocks-based coding language of the Tidyverse for data manipulation and visualization
Master of Science
2016-2018
University Wyoming
Quantifying the bacterial community of P. andromedea required techniques in experimental design, laboratory skill, collection and analysis of genetic and geographic data. My course is focused in statistics and computational biology.

Education


MASTER OF SCIENCE

University of Wyoming

2016-2019

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Florida International University

2010-2014

Skills


R
git
JavaScript
d3.js
react.js

Talks and Publications


Gans, MR A Little JS Goes a Long Way

RLadies Dammamm and RLadies Tunis

a little js goes a long way cover photo
Gans, MR JS + R = Amazing Applications

Phuse US 2021

JS + R = Amazing Applications cover photo
Gans, MR Starting an R Book Club: Finding Friendship in Isolation.

rstudio::global(2021). January, 2021.

rstudio bookclub cover photo
Episode 15, Maya Gans

Shiny Developer Podcast

shiny developer podcast logo
Gans, MR, From Manuscript to R Package.

INBRE Summer of Code. August 2020, Virtual.

inbre summer of code cover photo
Gans, MR, Gotti, M. TidyCDISC

R/Pharma, R/Medicine, and Phuse EU. September 2020, Virtual

tidycdisc cover photo
Gans, MR TidyBlocks: using the language of the Tidyverse in a blocks-based interface.

RStudio Conference January 2020, San Francisco, CA.

tidyblocks cover photo
Gans, MR

JavaScript for Data Science. CRC Press, 2020

js4ds book cover

Expertise


  • DATA VISUALIZATION
  • HTMLWIDGETS
  • SHINY
  • PACKAGE DEVELOPMENT

Awards


RSTUDIO TABLE CONTEST

Runner-up: a Shiny GUI to generate clinical trial tables

WILHELM G AND RAGNHIL D SOLHEIM MEMORIAL SCHOLORSHIP 2019

Totaling $600 for an outstanding Botany graduate student

DATA CARPENTRY 2018

Totalling $1150 for certification to teach R Programming

INSURETECH CONNECT 2018

Totaling $1500 for registration to attend InsureTech Connect 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

FISHER INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2018

Totalling $31500 for technology start up seed funding

Hobbies


  • ROCK CLIMBING
  • PLAYING BASS
  • MUSIC ANALYTICS
  • STATISTICS