Center for Causal Discovery

The center will develop the algorithms, software, and system architecture needed by biomedical scientists seeking to discover and represent causality using their large and diverse data sets.

Biomedical Science

We selected 3 very different biomedical problems to use as test beds for our algorithms and to drive the development of new algorithms that meet the needs of biomedical researchers.

Data Science

We are implementing an integrated set of methods that support the graphical representation, discovery, and application of causal knowledge from large and complex biomedical data (see samples of structural causal

Collaboration and Outreach

The Center for Causal Discovery is working together with other BD2K Centers to promote novel methods to analyze Big Data and to explore interoperability with tools and software developed by



The CCD to Attend the BD2K All Hands Meeting in Bethesda, MD

The CCD will be represented by a team of 6 people at the BD2K All Hands Meeting on November 29-30, 2016 in Bethesda, MD. The 2016 BD2K All Hands Meeting will bring together researchers, educators, developers, and trainees funded by the BD2K Initiative. The goals of the All Hands Meeting are […]

Distinguished Lecture in Causal Discovery – Dr. Marloes Maathuis

Center for Causal Discovery Distinguished Lecture in Causal Discovery University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and Yale University Marloes Maathuis, PhD, Professor, Department of Statistics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, “High-Dimensional Consistency in Score-Based and Hybrid Structure Learning ,” at 9:00 am on Friday, November 11, 2016, in Rooms 407A/B […]

The CCD Helpdesk is open

To further support you in using our Causal Discovery tools, we have opened the CCD Helpdesk for questions on the use of Tetrad and other CCD tools. The helpdesk will be open from 12:00 noon – 1:00 PM (EST) every weekday and Saturday. To reach us, you can: Send an […]