Michele Usuelli is a data scientist living in London. He has a background of and is passionate about statistics and computer science, and as part of his work, he has explored different software and tools for data analysis and machine learning, focusing on R. Always wanting to share what he learned from his projects, Michele has written some articles on R-bloggers. R connected to Hadoop and some applications of R tools are the topics covered here. Michele is passionate about cutting-edge technologies and fast-paced growing environments. Since the very beginning, his work took place in start-up environments. He started his career in one of the most innovative big data start-ups in Milan and worked for a top publishing company in the pricing and analytics division. Currently, he works for a leading R-based company.