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Use domain knowledge to review prior distributions

August 1, 2018 | R | mages' blog

At the Insurance Data Science conference, both Eric Novik and Paul-Christian Bürkner emphasised in their talks the value of thinking about the data generating process when building Bayesian statistical models. It is also a key step in Michael Betancourt’s Principled Bayesian Workflow. In this post, I will discuss ...
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Notes from the 1st Insurance Data Science event

July 23, 2018 | R | mages' blog

The first Insurance Data Science event was held at Cass Business School last week, 16 - 17 July 2018. The conference followed on from five iterations of the R in Insurance events, which have the aim of bringing together practitioners and academics together to discuss and exchange ideas and needs in the sector. ...
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Insurance Data Science 2018

March 26, 2018 | R | mages' blog

Insurance Data Science The abstract submission deadline for the Insurance Data Science conference at Cass Business School on 16 July 2018 is closing soon. You have until the 9th of April to submit your abstract. Please send your abstract to info@...
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PK/PD reserving models

January 29, 2018 | R | mages' blog

This is a follow-up post on hierarchical compartmental reserving models using PK/PD models. It will show how differential equations can be used with Stan/ brms and how correlation for the same group level terms can be modelled. PK/ PD is usually short for pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic models, but as Eric ...
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