Bayesian ML and Probabilistic Programming 2: MCMC, Bayesian Regression and Causality

In this talk, we lay the ground for Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods to inferring the posterior distribution, after looking into the limitations posed by the analytical approach. We demonstrate how MCMC works and use it to solve a Bayesian regression problem and introduce concepts related to causal inference. Before doing so, we have a quick tutorial on using Pyro as a probabilistic programming language.

References

  • Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan, Richard McElreath. (2020)

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