The iNZight Team

The iNZightVIT project is led by Professor Chris Wild from the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland. He comes up with the big (and small) ideas that make iNZight intuitive and easy to learn.

The development of iNZight itself has been shared amongst many statistics students from the university, who have worked part-time on making various parts of iNZight.


Current Team

Tom Elliott

Tom started working on iNZight in 2013, and is currently the main developer and maintainer. He has worked on all of the iNZight packages to varying degrees. Tom is currently studying towards a PhD in Statistics here at the University of Auckland.

Core responsibilities:

  • Maintainenance of the iNZight R repository and Github reposititories for all packages
  • Windows and Mac installers
  • Technical support for users
  • Development and maintainenance the website
  • Oversees summer students and helps to implement their work
Shengwei (Wilson) Hu

Wilson began working on iNZight Lite in 2014. His work involves maintaining and implementing new features in the program, and fixing any bugs that show up. Wilson is currently studying towards a PhD is statistics here at the University of Auckland.

Core responsibilities:

  • Development of Lite and implementation of new features as they appear in the software version of iNZight
  • Maintenance of the public shiny containers
  • Technical support for Lite users

Previous Team

Dineika Chandrananda

One of the original developers of iNZight, responsible for the original ideas being iNZight's interface and workflow.

Simon Potter

While studying at the University of Auckland, Simon was the main developer of iNZight, responsible for the website, installers, and much of the package developement.

David Banks

David worked on various parts of iNZight, including graphics, regression, time series, etc.

Junjie Zheng

Junjie started working on iNZight as part of his MSc project, most of which is incorporated into the Multiple Response module. He also contributed to the GUI development of the Time Series and Model Fitting modules, and wrote the first iteration of iNZight Lite (originally iNZight Online).

Marco Kuper (2013–2014)

From Germany, Marco came to New Zealand to complete his Honours and Masters degrees here at the University of Auckland. Marco's work on iNZight involved redesigning the iNZight GUI from scratch, making it far more user- and developer-friendly, as well as some improvements to the Time Series package.

Christoph Knapp (2014–2015)

Another German visitor, Christoph completed his Masters here and was also responsible for designing and developing the current Lite app much like Marco did for iNZight, making it easier for both users now and developers in the future.

Chris Park (2014–2016)

While completing his postgraduate studies here, Chris worked on many of the Shiny apps, including iNZight Lite and Census at School.


Summer Students

These students worked on iNZight for their Summer Scholarship.

Summer 2014/15
  • Eric Lim: modularised iNZight's Advanced Modules (Maps, Time Series, Multiple Response) so that they open in the same window, and did preliminary work on the Maps module.
Summer 2015/16
  • Jason Wen: developed the iNZightMaps package, used in the Maps module.
Summer 2016/17
  • Akshay Gupta: implemented an improved Import functionality, allowing users to read a range of different files, as well as support Meta information at the top of the file.
  • Dongning Zhang: expanded the range of Time Series formats that iNZight recognises, allowing for weekly (2012W01) and daily (2015D01) data, as well as days-per-week (W01D01) and hours-per-day (D01H02).
  • Yu Han Soh: started work on exporting iNZight's plots as interactive HTML/Javascript documents.

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