Senior Research Data Scientist at Berkeley Institute for Data Science and PI of the US Research Software Sustainability Institute.
Karthik’s interests are focused on reproducible research, especially as it applies to global change biology. Much of his recent work focuses on building tools and services around open data and growing diverse data science communities. He contributes regularly to various open source projects, edits for Journal of Open Source Software, ReScience and The rOpenSci Software Review, and has served on boards of organisations such as The Carpentries, Research Software Alliance, The Software Sustainability Institute, and Many Labs. He is a senior scientist at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and the director of The rOpenSci Project, a non-profit initiative founded in 2011 to make scientific data retrieval reproducible through an ecosystem of open source tools, annual unconferences, and community developed software. Karthik graduated with a PhD in Ecology and Evolution from UC Davis and has since held postdoc positions at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley.