Previously worked as a software engineer (Google, IBM, and web developer in tiny startups (,,,

Currently a graduate student in Bioinformatics at the University of British Columbia (supervised by Jenny Bryan), with a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada. My thesis project involves developing computational methods to automatically analyze droplet digital PCR data.

I enjoy writing useful & reusable software tools to help others — check out my projects. I have also recently become an avid and active R useR.

I'm addicted to soccer, travelling at any given (and non-given) moment, getting into philosophical debates, and meeting new people :)

The projects page is a nice place to see some of my work, but you can also view my (somewhat outdated) resume.

Grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel, moved to Toronto, Canada during my teens, worked in San Francisco after undergrad, crossed the border again to Vancouver, Canada for grad school, spent many months in other countries backpacking.

I also have an old blog, mostly from high school and some old travelling trips, that I'll leave here just because I want to have a reference to it somewhere.


I do a lot of consulting work in R and Shiny, so feel free to get in touch if you want to discuss potential work.

You can find my email and social media links at the bottom of every page. As I said, I love meeting new people so don't hesitate to send a message!

You can also send me a quick message using the form below:

Help feed me & my coding obsession

If you want to show your support for anything I do, here's a PayPal Donate button that you may click :)

I spend a lot of time on my packages and I make sure they're high quality.
I try to always respond to questions or bug reports about my packages immediately.
I spent a considerable amount of time developing the Beautiful Jekyll theme and I've gone through dozens of iterations on the instructions in order to ensure they are as simple as possible.
Each of my technical blog posts and tutorials take many many hours because I really try to make everything as clear and useful as possible.
I also get emails daily asking for some advice or help (mostly with R or Shiny), and I make an honest attempt at responding to everyone.

Since I am devoting so much of myself to all this, it would be amazing if some of my hard work translated into some compensation so that I—a student in the most expensive city in Canada—will be able to shop at fancy Whole Foods once in a while :)
If you do click the Donate button, I thank you immensely!