Cambridge Centre for Causality Foundations, Methods and Applications
Causal learning goes beyond standard descriptive or predictive data modelling by allowing researchers to ask what would happen under a change to a system – such as the use of a treatment (in medicine), a change of policy (in economics or government) or a change in product or system attributes (in business). Questions of this kind are of crucial importance in practice, but involve causal notions that can go beyond the theoretical frameworks underlying standard data science tools. Recent advances spanning multiple fields (including machine learning, statistics, econometrics, philosophy and more) are delivering new approaches that have the potential to leverage large datasets and emerging experimental designs to build truly causal models at unprecedented scale.
The Cambridge Centre for Causality brings together world-leading expertise across multiple disciplines to advance the boundaries of causal data science, spanning research in theory and foundations, methods and computing and challenging applications, including in biomedicine and health research. The vision is to leverage and build upon recent advances in our understanding of causality to enable robust and scalable analysis going beyond established descriptive or predictive paradigms.
We support causal research in Cambridge, bringing together researchers and providing an accessible route to network and gain exposure to the breadth of modern causal research
Events, including workshops and sandpit-type meetings
Help identify key research directions and catalyse new cross-field activity
Facilitate joint PhD projects, allowing students from different fields to interact with, and learn from, each other and the respective communities
Selected Research Foci
Dynamical models and cyclic causality
Causal structure learning
Deep learning for causality, including links to out-of-distribution learning
Active learning and experimental design
Biomedical applications, including in molecular and systems biology, clinical trials and public health
Who we are
The Cambridge Centre for Causality investigators are faculty members or principal investigators with a core interest in causality and its applications, spanning multiple University departments and research institutions located in Cambridge. Please get in touch if you would be interested in joining us.
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Current Cambridge Centre for Causality Investigators