StanCon

StanCon

When:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

8:45 am - 6 pm

Where:

Davis Auditorium
Columbia University
530 West 120th Street
Room 412 (4th floor, campus level)
New York, NY 10027
(Directions and parking info)

We recommend that you enter at W 116th St and Broadway through the main Columbia University gates.

Registration:

Register now

Early registration (on or before December 20, 2016):

This includes light breakfast, coffee, lunch, and some swag.

Late Registration (December 21, 2016 and on):

  • Student: $75
  • Academic: $150
  • Industry: $300

This includes light breakfast, coffee, and lunch. Probably won’t get swag.

On-site Registration (on January 21, 2017; cash or through Eventbrite)

If StanCon isn’t sold out:

  • $400

This includes light breakfast, coffee, and lunch. No swag.

Contributed talks:

The contributed talks at StanCon are based on interactive, self-contained notebooks, such as knitr or Jupyter, and will take the place of proceedings. These will be made available after StanCon.

Schedule:

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Registration and breakfast
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Opening statements
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dev talk:
     Andrew Gelman:
     "10 Things I Hate About Stan"
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Contributed talks:
  1. Jonathan Auerbach, Rob Trangucci:
    "Twelve Cities: Does lowering speed limits save pedestrian lives?"
  2. Milad Kharratzadeh:
    "Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of the English Premier League"
  3. Victor Lei, Nathan Sanders, Abigail Dawson:
    "Advertising Attribution Modeling in the Movie Industry"
  4. Woo-Young Ahn, Nate Haines, Lei Zhang:
    "hBayesDM: Hierarchical Bayesian modeling of decision-making tasks"
  5. Charles Margossian, Bill Gillespie:
    "Differential Equation Based Models in Stan"
Presenter Bios
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Dev talk:
     Michael Betancourt:
     "Everything You Should Have Learned About Markov Chain Monte Carlo”
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Stretch break
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Contributed talks:
  1. Teddy Groves:
    "How to Test IRT Models Using Simulated Data"
  2. Bruno Nicenboim, Shravan Vasishth:
    "Models of Retrieval in Sentence Comprehension"
  3. Rob Trangucci:
    "Hierarchical Gaussian Processes in Stan"
  4. Nathan Sanders, Victor Lei:
    "Modeling the Rate of Public Mass Shootings with Gaussian Processes"
Presenter Bios
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Mingling and coffee
4:45 PM - 5:40 PM Q&A Panel
5:40 PM - 6:00 PM Closing remarks:
     Bob Carpenter:
     "Where is Stan Going Next?"

For anyone interested, we will be heading to a bar / restaurant immediately after StanCon.

Sponsors:

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making StanCon 2017 happen!

Columbia University Data Science Institute
facebook research
Metrum Research Group
Real Capital Analytics
Stan Group Inc

Sponsorship:

We are still looking for additional sponsorship for StanCon! Please email stancon@mc-stan.org for details or sign up directly.

Code of Conduct:

StanCon has a code of conduct to ensure a safe and welcoming environment to all in attendance.

Organizers:

  • Michael Betancourt (Columbia University)
  • Tamara Broderick (MIT)
  • Jonah Gabry (Columbia University)
  • Andrew Gelman (Columbia University)
  • Ben Goodrich (Columbia University)
  • Daniel Lee (Columbia University)
  • Eric Novik (Stan Group Inc)
  • Lizze Wolkovich (Harvard University)