Teaching

In some sense, statistics is the backbone of experimental and observational science. But statistics is (really f***ing) hard. With colleagues, I work hard to distill and communicate important concepts, and develop principled statistical workflows.

My work as a teacher falls into two categories: I TA courses taught by Columbia’s department of statistics, and teach or TA workshops targeted at specialists, who may not be statisticians.

Instructor

I’ve been invited as a guest speaker for the following courses and conferences:

  • (2019) Population and ODE-based models using Stan and Torsten, co-instructor with Yi Zhang, Stan Conference 2019, Cambridge, UK
  • (2019) Probability and Bayes II, PHC 506: Biometry in Pharmaceutics, University of Buffalo, School of Pharmacy, Buffalo, NY. [notes]
  • (2019) Building, fitting, and criticizing Bayesian PK/PD models using Stan and Torsten , University of Buffalo, School of Pharmacy, Buffalo, NY. (1 day workshop)
  • (2019) Stan for the people: introductory workshop on Bayesian modeling, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. (two days workshop)
  • (2018) Probability and Bayes, PHC 506: Biometry in Pharmaceutics, University of Buffalo, School of Pharmacy, Buffalo, NY. [notes]
  • (2018) How to Develop for the Stan C++ Core Language, Stan Conference 2018, Pacific Grove, CA. [slides]
  • (2017) Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis with Stan, STAT 220: Bayesian Statistics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Teacher assistant

Courses at Columbia:

  • (2019) STAT 6701: Foundations of Grapical Models
  • (2019) STAT 4204/5204: Statistical inference
  • (2018) STAT 4206: Statistical Computing and Introduction to Data Science
  • (2018) STAT 5224: Bayesian Statistics
  • (2017) STAT 4205: Linear Regression Models

Workshops:

  • (2017) Stan for Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (5 days workshop, taught by Michael Betancourt)
  • (2017) Getting Started with Bayesian PKPD Modeling using Stan and Torsten, Population Approach Group in Europe 26, Budapest, Hungary (1 day workshop, taught by Bill Gillespie)
  • (2017) Getting Started with Bayesian PKPD Modeling using Stan, American Conference on Pharmacometrics 7, Bellevue, WA (1 day workshop, taught by Bill Gillespie)
  • (2016) Getting Started with Bayesian PKPD Modeling using Stan, American Conference on Pharmacometrics 6, Arlington, VA (1 day workshop, taught by Bill Gillespie)