Stan

Maximum Likelihood Estimation

TLDR Maximum Likelihood Estimation (MLE) is one method of inferring model parameters. This post aims to give an intuitive explanation of MLE, discussing why it is so useful (simplicity and availability in software) as well as where it is limited (point estimates are not as informative as Bayesian estimates, which are also shown for comparison).

Bayesian Logistic Regression with Stan

TLDR Logistic regression is a popular machine learning model. One application of it in an engineering context is quantifying the effectiveness of inspection technologies at detecting damage. This post describes the additional information provided by a Bayesian application of logistic regression (and how it can be implemented using the Stan probabilistic programming language).