The Second Annual CCD Summer Short Course on Causal Discovery from Biomedical Data will be held June 13-17, 2016 and will be immediately followed on June 17-18th by our Causal Discovery Datathon.
The Short Course is appropriate for both biomedical and data scientists at the level of graduate students on up who seek training in causal discovery and graphical modeling of biomedical data. Participants should have knowledge of basic statistical principles, but no prior graphical modeling experience is needed. You will receive hands-on, individualized training on the use of Tetrad, and we will introduce you to our CCD software and web gateway to supercomputing resources.
The 2016 Short Course will be similar to the 2015 course, but we invite registrants to bring their own biomedical data to analyze in small groups during the afternoon sessions. Our goal is to ensure attendees return to their home institutions comfortable with the process of using graphical models to discover new causal associations in their data.
There is no charge to attend the Short Course, which includes a poster session-dinner, and low-cost CMU dormitory rooms are available, as is a small block of non-discounted rooms at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center (US Open is in Pittsburgh that week, so no special rate is available). Dorm or hotel rooms must be reserved by May 23, 2016.
The Summer Short Course will be immediately followed by a data hackathon at which you can apply our software to your big biomedical data for further training as well as fun and prizes. The Datathon is free and lasts from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon (Friday pizza party and Saturday continental breakfast included).
Please see the Short Course website for additional details. Registration has closed for the Summer Short Course and the Datathon.