About Ursa Labs


Founded in 2018, Ursa Labs is an industry-funded development group specializing in open source data science tools. It is dedicated to advancing the start of the art in high-productivity, high-performance, cross-language software for data scientists.

Learn more about our technology vision and roadmap.


Leadership


Wes McKinney

Director

Wes created the pandas project in 2008 and wrote the book Python for Data Analysis, helping popularize the use of Python for data science. He is a Member of The Apache Software Foundation, and is a PMC member for Apache Arrow and Apache Parquet. He was formerly the CEO and co-founder of DataPad. He is the managing director of Ursa Labs.

Hadley Wickham

Advisor

Hadley is the creator of many of the most widely-used R packages for data science, such as ggplot2, dplyr, and many others. He has written several books about R, such as R for Data Science and Advanced R. Hadley is the Chief Scientist at RStudio. He is a technical advisor for Ursa Labs on R language support and general API design and usability.