David Smith Cloud Developer Advocate

David Smith

AI / ML / Data Science / R



I lead the Artifical Intelligence & Machine Learning team for Microsoft Cloud Advocates.

My background is in Data Science: I trained as a statistician at the University of Adelaide (Australia) and Lancaster University (UK), Since 2008, I've been writing regularly about R at the Revolutions blog, and I'm a founding member of the R Consortium board of directors.

In my personal time, I enjoy relaxing with my two German Shepherd mix rescue dogs at home in the Napa Valley. I love movies and pinball, and playing Destiny and Rock Band on the Xbox.


  • AI
  • Data Science
  • Statistics
  • R
  • Javascript