Dr. rer. nat. Markus Schmidberger is working as a Big Data Analyst and HPC & Cloud Computing Expert for the comSysto GmbH, Munich, Germany. He did his PhD at the University of Munich in 'Parallel Computing for Biological Data'. His main research focus is on high performance computing and big data analyses with the R (r-project.org) language. His work and publications have a strong influence to the R, computational statistic and computational biology community.