Neuroimaging Informatics and Analysis Center (NIAC) Lecture Series

April 28, 2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Washington University, Medical School Campus East Imaging Building, 4525 Scott Avenue NIL Large Conference Room #2311

Stan: A Software Ecosystem for Modern Bayesian Inference

Jonah S. Gabry
Statistician at Columbia University, and Stan Core Development Team Member

Background:
Jonah Gabry is a member of the Stan core development team and a researcher in statistics at Columbia University collaborating with Andrew Gelman on methods and software for Bayesian data analysis. Jonah is co-author of the rstan and rstanarm R packages, which provide interfaces to Stan, as well as author and maintainer of the shinystan and bayesplot packages for model visualization, and the loo R package for model comparison. In addition to developing statistical software, Jonah is affiliated with the Columbia's Institute of Social and Economic Policy and Research and the Columbia Population Research Center, where he advises on statistical issues related to the collection and analysis of survey data.