About Me

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Hello, my name is Garrick Aden-Buie. I’m a Data Science Educator and R developer for RStudio. I use R, R Markdown, Shiny, and the tools of data science to make it easier to teach and learn data science with R. Prior to working at RStudio, I was a data scientist at the Moffitt Cancer Center where I work in the Collaborative Data Services Core. Previously, I was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL in the Department of Industrial and Management Sciences Engineering where I helped develop a smart home sensor technology system to enable healthy aging in-place.

I’m a passionate R user and educator. I build web apps using Shiny, tools and packages for R, and dynamic, interactive, reproducible reports using R Markdown. Browse my list of projects for examples of my work, a selection of educational presentations, or review my full curriculum vitae (resume).

Let’s do something awesome together!

If you’re interested in working with me, please drop me a line at garrick@adenbuie.com!

A little bit more about me…

As an undergrad, I studied at Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, PA, only twenty minutes from where I grew up. There, I received a B.S in Applied Mathematics. I also spent a year living and studying in Madrid, Spain, which helped me earn a B.A. in Spanish at Lehigh.

I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. I lived in small town outside of Cuenca, Ecuador where I taught Math, English and life and parenting skills.

I also write songs and play acoustic guitar, sometimes in public (though not as much as I would like to).


  • HomeSense: Design of an ambient home health and wellness monitoring platform for older adults
    VandeWeerd C, Yalcin A, Aden-Buie G, Wang Y, Roberts M, Mahser N, Fnu C, Fabiano D, In: Health and Technology: 2020 July. 10.1007/s12553-019-00404-6

  • epiTAD: a web application for visualizing chromosome conformation capture data in the context of genetic epidemiology.
    Creed J, Aden-Buie G, Monteiro A, Gerke TA. In: Bioinformatics: 2019 May. 10.1093/bioinformatics/btz387

  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men 60 to 70 years of age predict aggressive prostate cancer in the PLCO cancer screening trial: Implications for risk-stratified screening.
    Berger A, Aden-Buie G, Kibel AS, Mucci LA, Penney K, Wilson K, Gerke TA, Preston M. In: European Association of Urology Congress: 2019 Mar 15–19; Barcelona, Spain.

  • Identifying genetic interactions that drive aggressive prostate cancer using an ensemble of penalized Cox regression models.
    Laajala TD, Aden-Buie G, Gerke T, Creed J, Berglund A, Stopsack K, Cramer SD, Tyekucheva S, Aittokallio T, Costello JC. In: AACR Convergence: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Prediction in Cancer: 2018 Oct 14-17; Newport, RI.

  • Accessible pipeline for translational research using TCGA: Tristetraprolin as an example relating gene mechanism to a disease specific outcomes.
    Berglund A, Putney R, Creed J, Aden-Buie G, Gerke T, Rounbehler R. In: TCGA Legacy: Multi-Omic Studies in Cancer: 2018 Sep 27-29; Washington, DC

  • The Passive Smart Home: Unobtrusive At-Home Behavior Monitoring.
    Garrick Aden-Buie. Utilizing Technology for Data Collection and Intervention, Moffitt Cancer Center. 2018

  • Unsupervised behavior change detection using passive sensor systems in the homes of older adults.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, C. VandeWeerd. 11th World Conference of Gerontechnology. 2018

  • Occupant Activity Profiles from Smart Home Sensor Event Streams.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, C. VandeWeerd. INFORMS Annual Meeting. 2017

  • Ambient Intelligence Applications in Healthcare.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, C. VandeWeerd, A. Ngozichukwuka, J. Hammet, E. Yetisener, C. Radwan. IIE Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conferencee. 2015

  • Comparison of Final Examination Formats in a Numerical Methods Course.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Kaw, A. Yalcin. International Journal of Engineering Education. 2015

  • Rough Set Theory Based Prognostic Classification Models for Hospice Referral.
    E. Gil-Herrera and Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Yalcin, A. Tsalatsanis, L.E. Barnes, B. Djulbegovic. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2015

  • Introduction to Engineering Design: Piloting design projects for the first year engineering experience.
    J. Gaines, B. Joseph, Garrick Aden-Buie. Sixth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference. 2014

  • Are multiple-choice questions suitable for a final examination in a STEM course?
    Garrick Aden-Buie, A. Kaw, A. Yalcin, R. Pendyala. American Society for Engineering Education, 2014.

  • Boosted Tree Ensembles for Predicting Postsurgical ICU Mortality.
    Garrick Aden-Buie, Y. Chen, R. Kayal, G. Romero, H. Yang. INFORMS Annual Meeting. 2013.