Summer 2020 HSSP

Short Course, MIT Educational Studies Program Summer HSSP, 2020

In Summer 2020, Arianna co-taught a 6-week course on Bayesian statistics to a group of nearly 40 students, mainly of high school age. This class included Bayesian statistics basics and specific applications to biology. Part of this was a use case for coronavirus research, because this course overlapped with the early- to mid-stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. One specific example was how likely it was that a person had been infected with COVID-19, given that they had tested positive for antibodies.

We also talked about mark-recapture and other ecological applications of Bayesian analysis. See below for the slides from our second session of the course!

Sample course slides here!