Mark van der Loo obtained his PhD at the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands). Since 2007 he has worked at the statistical methodology department of the Dutch official statistics office (Statistics Netherlands). His research interests include automated data cleaning methods and statistical computing. At Statistics Netherlands he is responsible for the local R center of expertise, which supports and educates users on statistical computing with R. Mark has been teaching R for several years and coauthored a number of R packages that are available via CRAN: editrules, deducorrect, rspa, and extremevalues. A list of publications can be found via http://www.markvanderloo.eu.