Kusti Skytén

A Biostatistics PhD student from the University of Oslo. I'm working on combining computer simulations with Bayesian statistical models. I have been a big fan of Julia since version 0.4. My research interests are Bayesian statistics, symbolic computing and applied category theory.


14:00 UTC

Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

07/26/2021, 2:00 PM5:00 PM UTC

This workshop will introduce the recommended workflow for applied Bayesian data analysis by working through an example analysis together. We will start with the simplest non-trivial model and use increasingly sophisticated models to explain the properties of our data set based on model diagnostics. We will also give an overview of the different probabilistic programming packages in Julia and show where we have advantages over other languages such as Stan and Python.

13:10 UTC

Designing ecologically optimized vaccines

07/29/2021, 1:10 PM1:20 PM UTC

Designing vaccines is an expensive and time consuming process. This talk demonstrates how we can exploit automatic differentiation of ODEs, parallelization, stochastic search and Bayesian optimization to minimize post-vaccination invasive pneumococcal disease and antibiotic resistant strains in a bacteria population using a novel computational model of the bacterial population dynamics that integrates epidemiological and genomic data.

Platinum sponsors

Julia Computing

Gold sponsors

Relational AI

Silver sponsors

Invenia LabsConningPumas AIQuEra Computing Inc.King Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyDataChef.coJeffrey Sarnoff

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Packt Publication

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