About The Team


Eric Novik is the CEO of Stan Group Inc. Prior to Stan Group, Eric was a Data Scientist at TIBCO Spotfire where he built statistical applications for customers in Financial Services, Energy, Pharma, and Consumer Goods Sectors. In 2010, Eric started Risktail, an options analytics software company for retail traders. During the financial crisis of 2007-2009, he traded listed options and later spent two years in the Equity Derivatives Technology group at Barclays Capital. He has an MA in Statistics from Columbia University.

Daniel Lee is an applied Bayesian statistician. He's worked with Andrew Gelman as a statistics researcher starting in 2009. He has a MASt (Master of Advanced Study aka Part III) from Cambridge and a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science (18C) from MIT. As a key member of the Stan development team, he is responsible for the architecture, design, and implementation of most of the C++ libraries and how they interact with each of the interfaces.

Ben Goodrich is a Stan developer and a Lecturer at Columbia University where he teaches in the Political Science department and the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Master’s program. He is the maintainer of the rstan and rstanarm R packages, which provide interfaces to Stan. He has a Ph.D in Government and Social Policy from Harvard.

Jonah Gabry is a member of the Stan core development team and a statistician at Columbia University working with Andrew Gelman. He is also affiliated with the Columbia Applied Statistics Center, the Columbia Population Research Center, and the Institute for Social Economic Research and Policy. Jonah is co-author of the rstan and rstanarm R packages, which provide interfaces to Stan, as well as author and maintainer of the shinystan and bayesplot packages for model visualization, and the loo R package for model comparison.