In statistics, we are used to search for the best predictors of some random variable. In many situations, however, we are interested in predicting a system's behavior under manipulations. For such an analysis, we require knowledge about the underlying causal structure of the system. In this course, we study concepts and theory behind causal inference.Literature
Every lecture will consist of an oral presentation highlighting key ideas of a selected topic by a group of students. Another group of students will be responsible for asking questions during the presentation and providing a discussion of the pros+cons of the papers at the end. Finally, an additional group is responsible for giving an evaluation on the quality of the presentations/discussions and provide constructive feedback for improvement.