Research lectures, seminars and events
The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.
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Events for 30 November 2020
Many questions in scientific disciplines have a causal flavour. However, the estimation of causal relationships from data is challenging, and it remains difficult to cope with conditions such as high dimensionality and model uncertainty that are relevant in many contemporary applications. I will discuss learning causal relationships from data, focusing on approaches that can potentially scale to many variables. Results will include applications in modern biology, where the underlying systems are complex (and likely violate standard modelling assumptions) but where causal models can be empirically tested against experiment. I will discuss also our recent efforts to reframe specific tasks in causal estimation from a machine learning perspective and the prospects this affords to scale to truly high-dimensional settings.