Important Dates

Call For Papers






UAI 2016


9:00-10:20 - Session 1

9:00 Causal Discovery with Latent Variables: the Measurement Problem
Richard Scheines, Carnegie Mellon University; (invited talk) [Slides]
9:50 Causal Inference for Recommendation
Dawen Liang, Laurent Charlin and David Blei [Slides]

10:20-10:50 - Coffee

10:50-12:20 - Session 2

10:50 Causal Inference by Minimizing the Dual Norm of Bias: Kernel Matching & Weighting Estimators for Causal Effects
Nathan Kallus [Slides]
11:20 Separating Sparse Signals from Correlated Noise in Binary Classification
Stephan Mandt, Florian Wenzel, Shinichi Nakajima, Christoph Lippert and Marius Kloft [Slides]
11:50 Marginal Causal Consistency in Constraint-based Causal Learning
Anna Roumpelaki, Giorgos Borboudakis, Sofia Triantafillou and Ioannis Tsamardinos [Slides]

12:20-2:10 - Lunch

2:10-3:00 - Session 3

2:10 Discovering Dynamical Kinds
Benjamin Jantzen, Virginia Tech; (invited talk) [Slides]

3:00-4:00 - Poster Session with Coffee

1. Score Based vs Constraint Based Causal Learning in the Presence of Confounders
Sofia Triantafillou and Ioannis Tsamardinos [Poster]
2. Pairwise Cluster Comparison for Learning Latent Variable Models
Nuaman Asbeh and Boaz Lerner [Poster]
3. Split-door Criterion for Causal Identification: Natural Experiments with Testable Assumptions
Amit Sharma, Jake Hofman and Duncan Watts [Poster]
4. Validating Causal Models
Dustin Tran, Francisco J. R. Ruiz, Susan Athey and David M. Blei [Poster]
5. In addition all the contributed talks will have posters and we have invited some papers relevant to causality from the main conference to join the poster session.

4:00-5:30 - Session 4: Open Problems

short presentations of Open Problems, followed by a discussion with speakers and participants
1. Joint Probabilistic Inference for Causal Structure Discovery
Dhanya Sridhar and Lise Getoor [Slides]
2. Stability of Causal Inference
Piyush Srivastava and Leonard Schulman [Slides]
3. From the Probabilistic Marginal to the Causal Marginal Problem
Dominik Janzing [Slides]
4. --- we unfortunately had one cancellation ---
due to the difficulty of getting a US visa in time