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Sean Talts

Staff Associate

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Sean comes from an industry background where he last worked with Watson creator Dave Ferrucci at the Collaborative Intelligent Systems Lab at a New York area hedge fund. He is now one of the core developers of Stan (http://mc-stan.org), a probabilistic programming language that scientists, researchers, and even economists can use to do statistical inference. Interests include programming language design, compiler optimization, epistemology, bayesian data analysis, and helping others do better science.

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