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Monday, November 25, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CET)

Causal Inference - Part I

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We are pleased to announce our next event "Causal Inference – Part I" on November 25th, 19h at Movistar Centre. Doors will open at 18:45. 

 

Machine learning models or A/B testing are useful methods to make business decisions. But sometimes they are not feasible or present some limitations. Moreover, in many cases, we need to address questions such as: what would have happened if instead of doing X we had done Y? Can we have an estimate of the effect of one variable into another? In these cases, causal inference becomes the best option. And unsurprisingly, companies such as Uber are using causal inference as part of their data science efforts.

 

We are organizing two events to properly discuss the potential of causal inference and when it makes sense to apply it. In this first session, Bartek Skorulski and Aleix Ruiz de Villa will show the whole spectrum of causality, from AB tests to causal inference.

 

Aleix Ruiz de Vila holds a Ph.D. in mathematics. He has been head of data science at LaVanguardia, SCRM - Lidl, and Onna. He’s a co-organizer of Barcelona Data Science and Machine Learning Meetup and board member of Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques. He currently teaches at BData and Uoc and he is a data science consultant specialized in causal inference. Check https://medium.com/tag/casual-causal-inference/latest for an introduction to causal inference.

Bartek Skorulski, Data Scientist and Ph.D. in Dynamical System. He works as a Senior Data Scientist, Recommender System Lead in Telefonica Innovation Alpha. Previously, he was working as Staff Insight Analyst in Schibsted, Data Science Team Lead in Lidl-SCRM and Data Scientist in King. Moreover, he has many years of experience as an academic researcher and teacher. Now he collaborates with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, University of Barcelona and Kschool teaching Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Data Management courses. He is also co-organizer of Barcelona Data Science and Machine Learning Meetup.

This talk is co-organized with Barcelona Data Science and Machine Learning Meetup https://www.meetup.com/barcelona-data-science-machine-learning/

 

This event could not be possible without the collaboration of Movistar Centre.

 


 

 




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Movistar Centre
Fontanella 2
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Monday, November 25, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CET)


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