Research

Summary of some recent work on causal discovery and machine learning

(see the publication list for the papers)

Academic service

  • Organizational activities
    • Co-organizer of the 2019 ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Causal Discovery (with Thuc Le, Jiuyong Li, Emre Kiciman, Peng Cui, and Aapo Hyvärinen), Alaska, August, 2019
    • Guest editor of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technologies (ACM TIST) Special Issue on Causal Discovery and Inference (with Jiuyong Li, Emre Kiciman, and Peng Cu), 2018
    • Co-organizer of the 2018 international Workshop on Causal Modeling and Machine Learning (with Ruichu Cai Zhifeng Hao), Guangzhou, China, June, 2018
    • Co-organizer of the 2018 ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Causal Discovery (with Thuc Le, Emre Kiciman, Aapo Hyvärinen, and Lin Liu), London, England, August, 2018
    • Co-organizer of the 2017 ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Causal Discovery (with Lin Liu, Jiuyong Li, Emre Kiciman, and Negar Kiyavash)
    • Co-organizer of Workshop “Causality: Dialogues between Machine Learning and Psychology” at Data Learning and Inference (DALI) 2017 (with David Danks and Felix Wichmann), April 18, 2017
    • Co-organizer of The UAI 2017 Workshop on Causality: Learning, Inference, and Decision-Making (with Elias Bareinboim, Caroline Uhler, Jiji Zhang, and Dominik Janzing), Sydney, Australia, August 15, 2017
    • Co-organizer of AMIA 2017 Pre-symposium Workshops on Data Mining for Medical Informatics (DMMI) – Causal Inference for Health Data Analytics (with Kenney Ng, Bisakha Ray, SiSi Ma, and Fei Wang)
    • Co-organizer of the Munich Workshop on Causal Inference and Information Theory (with Negar Kiyavash and Gerhard Kramer), May 23-24, 2016
    • Co-organizer of the 2016 ACM SIGKDD Workshop of Causal Discovery (With Jiuyong Li, Elias Bareinboim, and Lin Liu)
    • Guest editor of the Journal of Data Science and Analytics Special Issue on Causal Discovery (with Jiuyong Li, Elias Bareinboim, and Lin Liu), 2016
    • Organizer of workshop “Causal modeling & machine learning” at ICML 2014 (with Bernhard Schölkopf , Eias Bareinboim, and Jiji Zhang), Beijing, China, June, 2014
    • Guest editor of the ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technologies (ACM TIST) Special Issue on Causal Discovery and Inference (with Jiuyong Li, Elias Bareinboim, Bernhard Schölkopf, and Judea Pearl), 2013 - 2014
    • Organizer of workshop “Causality: Perspectives from different disciplines” (with Jiji Zhang and Bernhard Schölkopf), Vals, Switzerland, August, 2013
    • Co-organizer and program chair of the First IEEE / ICDM Workshop on Causal Discovery (CD 2013, with Jiuyong Li, Lin Liu, and Jian Pei)
    • Co-organizer of IJCNN’13 cause-effect pairs challenge (causality challenge #3)
    • Co-organizer of workshop “Networks -- Processes and causality” (with Manuel G. Rodriguez, and Bernhard Schölkopf), Menorca, Spain, September, 2012
    • Publicity chair of AISTATS 2012 (15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics)
    • Organizer and chair of special session on ICA at ICONIP 2006
  • (Senior) program committee member/area chair for international conferences
    • 2020: AAAI (area chair), UAI (senior PC)…
    • 2019: ICLR, AAAI (area chair), ICML, KDD, UAI (senior PC), NeurIPS (area chair), IJCAI (senior PC), IScIDE (program co-chair), ACML (senior PC)
    • 2018: ICLR, ICML (area chair), IJCAI (senior PC), UAI (senior PC), KDD, NeurIPS (area chair), ACML (senior PC), ICDM (area chair);
    • 2017: AISTATS (senior PC), IJCAI (senior PC), AAAI, ICML, UAI, NIPS (area chair), KDD, ACML (senior PC), AMBN;
    • 2016: AISTATS (senior PC), IJCAI (senior PC), ICML, KDD (research track), NIPS (area chair), UAI (senior PC), AAAI;
    • 2015: AISTATS, KDD, UAI, IJCAI, ECML-PKDD, NIPS;
    • 2014: AISTATS (senior PC), WSDM, KDD (research & industry tracks), iKDD CoDS, UAI, NIPS, ACML;
    • 2013: UAI, NIPS, AISTATS, SDM, KDD, IJCAI, IJCNN, Big Data;
    • 2012: UAI, AISTATS, MLSP, WSDM, SDM;
    • 2011: NIPS, UAI, KDD, IJCNN, ICONIP;
    • 2010: NIPS, UAI, ICA/LVA, SDM, ACML, ICPR, ICNC-FSKD;
    • 2009: NIPS, ACML, ICONIP;
    • 2007: MLSP, IDEAL, ISNN; 2006: ICONIP, DSN;
    • 2005: PhysCon;

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