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Hierarchical Modelling – Michael Betancourt

Course Level: Advanced

We are very happy to announce that following "Jumping Rivers: Bayesian Inference using Stan", Michael Betancourt, a core developer of Stan, is running a series of 5 modules for principled statistical modelling with Stan. The modules will take place between Monday 15th February, 2021, and Thursday March 18th, 2021! Michael Betancourt is a research scientist with Symplectomorphic, LLC where he develops theoretical and methodological tools to support practical Bayesian inference. Being a core developer of Stan, he implements and tests these tools on a daily basis.

This module introduces exchangeability and hierarchical models with a strong focus on the inherent identifiability issues and their computational consequences, as well as strategies for moderating this issues.

Completion of the Regression Modelling module is recommended.

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Online | March 1, 2021

£245.00 ex VAT per person
Venue Details:
March 1, 2021
10:00 EST - 12:00 EST or 15:00 EST - 17:00 EST
2 hours
This module is $325.00 (roughly £245.00). In addition, there is a follow-up review session on Thursday 4th March. More details can be found via the booking site.
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Prior Knowledge

In regards to Stan experience, attending the following courses would be of great benefit:

As mentioned, the course is aimed at current Stan users and will assume familiarity with the basics of calculus, linear algebra, probability theory, probabilistic modeling and statistical inference, and Stan.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to review