Bayes in action

Information from data!

Algorithms have entered unnoticed in our daily lives. Our smart-phone scans the fingerprint for security, recognizes faces when we take a picture and understands our voice commands. Forecasts are made for the weather, the elections and financial expectations. Spam email is deleted, text is translated automatically, symptoms are linked to medical conditions.

In all of these examples unique, new data are compared with previously known information, and statistical probabilities are calculated. These probabilities determine whether our smart-phone unlocks, who probably will win the elections and which medical treatment will be used. These calculations are done by algorithms.

A seemingly simple formula invented by Rev. Thomas Bayes in the 18th century reveals the secret. Bayesian statistics is making an irreversible global push in all conceivable areas. Despite the simplicity of the formula itself, Bayesian statistics is quite complex.

Bayes in Action is a one day course to quickly master the knowledge of Bayes. Bayes in Action focuses on managers and researchers:

  • Managers learn how to synthesize their intuition, experience and information in making decisions.
  • Researchers learn to create better models through Bayesian statistics.

The course starts with the question: What is your model? Step-by-step it is demonstrated how to make a good model. A good model yields powerful predictions.

Course date:
Thursday April 13th, 2017 in Amsterdam
Time: Amsterdam 10:00 hours through 17:00 hours.

For questions and registration please click here.

Bayes in Action can also be given as a one day in-company course. Specific topics can then be given extra attention.

The course is in the English language.

Affinity with some math, statistics and data analysis at a masters level is assumed.

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