StanCon 2017

StanCon 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Davis Auditorium
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

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. Clicking on the title of a talk in the schedule below will take you to the generated PDF or HTML file for the notebook. Next to the link to each notebook there is also a link to the video of the corresponding presentation at StanCon. The source code for the notebooks, supplementary materials, and the slides presented at the conference are also available in a separate repository on GitHub:

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:
     "untitled" (watch video)
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? (watch video)
  2. Milad Kharratzadeh:
    Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of the English Premier League (watch video)
  3. Victor Lei, Nathan Sanders, Abigail Dawson:
    Advertising Attribution Modeling in the Movie Industry (watch video)
  4. Woo-Young Ahn, Nate Haines, Lei Zhang:
    hBayesDM: Hierarchical Bayesian modeling of decision-making tasks (watch video)
  5. Charles Margossian, Bill Gillespie:
    Differential Equation Based Models in Stan (watch video)
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” (watch video)
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 (watch video)
  2. Bruno Nicenboim, Shravan Vasishth:
    Models of Retrieval in Sentence Comprehension (watch video)
  3. Rob Trangucci:
    Hierarchical Gaussian Processes in Stan (watch video)
  4. Nathan Sanders, Victor Lei:
    Modeling the Rate of Public Mass Shootings with Gaussian Processes (watch video)
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?"

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

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)