Cody Ross, Anthropology UCD & Santa Fe Institute

Aficionados of the game of Chess have compiled and digitized millions of top-level professional games over the last 40 years. Such data provide an unprecedented record of individual-level information on human behavior, cultural norms, and the dynamics underlying their change. I'll talk about challenges in the application of Bayesian methods to very large datasets like the EvoChess database I have released on GitHub.