Past Meetup

8th Meetup: Gaussian Processes in PyMC3

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Imperial College Business School

Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ · London

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The Drum (big cylindrical room, silver metal banding), inside the main entrance on Exhibition Road

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Details

Time for a summer get-together with a focus on PyMC3.

Bayesian non-parametric classification and regression with Gaussian processes in PyMC3 - Chris Fonnesbeck, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University (https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/cqs/people/Chris/Fonnesbeck/cqs-faculty-members) and core contributor & maintainer of PyMC3 (http://pymc-devs.github.io/pymc3/), the leading package for Bayesian inference in Python.

Chris spoke at and lead our PyMC3 Summer Special (https://www.meetup.com/Bayesian-Mixer-London/events/230457771/) last summer and we're delighted to host him again this year. Interest in probabilistic programming is growing like wildfire and with more and more data scientists & statisticians using PyMC3, it's great to have the views of a leader in the field.

We'll also make 10 mins for lightning talks if anyone wants to get up and quickly tell us all about anything cool they're working on / new packages etc.

General proceedings:

18:30 - Welcome, general chatter

19:00 - Talks begin

20:00 - Head to the Queen's Arms (https://goo.gl/maps/qWvVg4qaYJ72) for a drink and chat

Notes:

We're always looking for new speakers, so please stick around and discuss things afterwards.