For our next Stan meetup, Ernesto Brau (Computer Vision Scientist at CiBO) and Marisa Gioioso (Senior Modeling Lead at CiBO) will give a tutorial for those with no previous experience in Stan or probabilistic programming in general.
We will cover the basics of Stan, including: the Stan language syntax, defining the model parameters, data, and the target distribution. We will also show how to use PyStan to interact with Stan, from setting the data to running the models.
Finally, we will discuss several examples, starting with the simple fitting of a normal distribution, and moving up to more complex models from there.
As always, there will be food and drinks for all attendees. Special thanks to CiBO for hosting and sponsoring this event!