StanConnect 2021

StanConnect 2021

StanConnect 2021 - Ecology, models for biological survey data

This StanConnect event will take place on September 30, 2021, at 12PM EDT.


Tentative schedule (times in EDT):

  • 12pm - 12:15pm: Introduction to the Event by SGB representative, Introduction to theme by Session Chair
  • 12:15 - 1:35pm: four 20-minute talks - 15 minute presentation + 5 minute Q&A.
  • 1:35 – 1:45 pm: Break (or catchup if we fall behind schedule)
  • 1:45pm - 2:15pm: Panel discussion with 3 speakers (all except JBS) + 2 panelists. Moderator will not be the session chair. Panelists will be introduced by the moderator for ~1 minute - each will give a 7 minute comment on the 3 talks. 15 minute floor discussion with Panelists + speakers. Chat questions moderated by moderator.
  • 2:15pm - 3:00pm: Zoom Networking/Social session, structure TBD but possibly not limited to one room per speaker.
Speaker Name Position/title/occupation Affiliation Tentative Talk Title
Ara Winter Data Manager University of New Mexico, Department of Biology, Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program Using Stan to build better community.
Harold Eyster PhD candidate University of British Columbia Using Stan to diagnose and fit high-dimensional multispecies abundance models
Jacob Socolar Postdoctoral fellow Cornell Lab of Ornithology 250000 parameters: the story of an occupancy model for Colombia’s birdlife in Stan
Maxwell Joseph Data scientist Earth Lab—University of Colorado, Boulder MLOps in a Bayesian workflow: tracking experiments with MLFlow.


Vianey Leos Barajas: Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Statistical Sciences


Session Chair: Jacob B. Socolar - Cornell Lab of Ornithology


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