Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Directed Information and Pearl's Causal Calculus

STCS Student Seminar
Speaker: Eeshan Modak
Organiser: Shubhada Agrawal
Date: Friday, 28 Aug 2020, 17:15 to 18:15
Venue: Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92834710011?pwd=WURSa3JsRVpJYWhONEExYTdDcENDQT09

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Abstract:  This will be a tweaked version of my Qualifier talk. I will mostly focus on:
1. The notion of interventional distributions (as defined by Judea Pearl) and how they can be used to identify causal linkages.
2. How directed information can serve as a measure of causality.
3. How conditional directed information can be used to develop an information-theoretic version of Pearl's backdoor criterion for identifying causality from passive observations.

Link to the paper: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=6120270