Causal Discovery Datathon – June 17-18, 2016, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Location: Baker Hall, Giant Eagle Auditorium, A51, CMU
Datathon Director: Jeremy Espino, MD, MS
⇒ Registration CLOSED ⇐
Immediately following the CCD Summer Short Course, we will hold a Datathon designed to instruct and challenge biomedical researchers on the use and application of causal modeling and discovery tools in a “bring your own data event”. You will be required to use our CCD software, including our API (Java, R, Python) and command-line interfaces for Fast Greedy Search (FGS) and any other causal discovery algorithms available for use in June.
A panel of data scientists from our CCD Driving Biomedical Project teams will judge the analyses and award prizes based on size and complexity of data, impact with regard to the causal hypotheses generated, and innovation in the use of CCD tools.
You will need to download CCD software and perform preliminary data formatting in advance of the Datathon. If you attend the Short Course, you will have already completed this process. If you are attending only the Datathon, we will send you formatting specifications for your data so that you can prepare them in advance.