Dr Philipp Boersch‑Supan

Marine & Quantitative Ecologist

Research Software

The computational tools I develop in my own work are often useful beyond that particular question. I aim to generalize these solutions for the use in other fields, and package them as open research software. You can follow my software development activity on github.

Software packages I am a lead developer for

deBInfer: Bayesian inference for dynamical models of biological systems in R (with SJ Ryan and LR Johnson)
An R framework for Bayesian parameter inference in ordinary and delay differential equation models.
Project Status: Active - The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed. CRAN_Status_Badge Travis-CI Build Status Peer Reviewed Software DOI:10.1111/2041-210X.12679

rucrdtw
Fast time series subsequence search under dynamic time warping in R. This package provides R bindings for functions from the UCR Suite.
Project Status: Active - The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed. CRAN_Status_Badge Travis-CI Build Status Peer Reviewed Software status

seabirdeb
This R package provides compiled dynamic energy budget models for seabirds.
Project Status: WIP - Initial development is in progress, but there has not yet been a stable, usable release suitable for the public.

microclimloggers
This package provides functions to parse and reshape microclimate logger data (e.g. iButton Hygrochron, HOBO pendant loggers).
Project Status: WIP - Initial development is in progress, but there has not yet been a stable, usable release suitable for the public. Travis-CI Build Status

Other contributions

Software is fundamental to modern ecological research, yet it is poorly integrated in todays scholarly practice, and receives little acknowledgement in the scholarly record. I strongly believe that research software should be treated on the same basis as other scholarly products such as papers, books, and data sets. Research software deserves peer-review and citations.

I strive to support sustainable research software development as a reviewer and contributor to the digital infrastructure for the Journal of Open Research Software and the Journal of Open Source Software. Many of my contributions are public on github.