Topics: applied spatial econometrics, practical history of R, spatial processes and support (multi-level models).
Roger is a professor at the Norwegian School of Economics. His specialties are Geographical Information Analysis, Statistical programming and Spatial econometrics. Roger is author of numerous R packages (rgdal, sp, maptools, rgrass7) and the main author of the of Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R book. He has been teaching at almost every Summer School since 2009. Roger Bivand is the winner of the OpenGeoHub Life Achievement award.