The CSDC, in collaboration with the Centre for Population Dynamics (CPD), the Geographic Information Centre (GIC) and the Centre for Social and Cultural Data Science (CSCDS) presents:
Stan for the people – Two-day introductory workshop on Bayesian analysis and Stan
About: Free two-day workshop (Feb 7–8, Fri–Sat) on Bayesian analysis in Stan. Stan is a programming language that affords expression of a great variety of Bayesian statistical models, ( http://mc-stan.org/ ). The workshop will be run by Charles Margossian, a core developer of Stan from Columbia University. The workshop is targeted at graduate students and faculty who are familiar with quantitative methods (at minimum linear and logistic regression) and who want to learn more about Bayesian analysis. The first day and a half (Friday all day and Saturday morning) will focus on a general introduction to using Stan for Bayesian model estimation, while the last half-day will cover specialty or more advanced topics.
The workshop will assume a working knowledge of R and will be run in English. If you are a user of another statistical package or language, we encourage you to take an online workshop (often free: https://www.datacamp.com/courses/free-introduction-to-r) before attending. The instructor is originally from France, so he can also take questions in French.
The registration deadline is January 5th, 2020. To register, fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/DYaWTwgpiSAXvDq36
If you have questions, please contact the organizers:
- Aaron Erlich: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thomas Soehl: email@example.com
- Peter McMahan: firstname.lastname@example.org