Talk by Philip Versteeg

You are all cordially invited to the AMLab colloquium today, April 12 at 16:00 in C3.163, where Philip Versteeg will give a talk titled “Causal inference and validation with micro-array data”. Afterwards there are drinks and snacks!

Abstract: In causality, one objective is to find cause and effect in a high dimensional setting. Often, identifiability of the true underlying graph is hard if not impossible when only observational data is available. A novel method, invariant causal prediction (ICP) is based on a relatively simple invariance principle. It is capable of exploiting a combination of observational and perturbed interventional experiments and provides confidence statements on the identified causal effects. In this talk, an application of ICP on high-dimensional micro-array experiments from the species Saccharomyces Cerevisiae is discussed. An attempt is made to validate the findings both internally and with external results.