Spring 2022

Classical Strategies and Concepts in Causal Discovery

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 11:00 am12:00 pm PST

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Daniel Malinsky (Columbia University)


Calvin Lab auditorium

An overview of the classical strategies (constraint-based algorithms, score-based algorithms) in learning causal DAGs. Relevant graphical and statistical concepts will be discussed, including Markov equivalence, faithfulness, conditional independence testing, consistency of the BIC score for selection, and theoretical properties of methods such as the PC algorithm and GES algorithm.