Artificial Intelligence, Causality and Personalized Medicine (AICPM 2022)

Motivation

Machine learning methods have been immensely successful in tackling several problems across different domains such as computer vision, natural language processing, signal processing and many more. With the advent of deep neural networks, the performance of these methods have been pushed even further. However, in domains such as personalized medicine, increasingly it is being recognized that a fundamental piece is missing among these methods, which is causal reasoning. Cause and effect relationships are central in how we humans make sense of the world around us, how we act upon it, and how we respond to changes in our environment.

Current machine learning systems have no understanding of the relationship between causes and effects in their domain. As a result, they are brittle, cannot transfer to new domains, do not generalize except from one data point to the next (sampled from the same distribution) and they cannot explain their actions to users. Consequently, a new research direction has emerged: Integrating causality into machine learning methods, to pave the way for designing next generation intelligent systems. Given their causal reasoning, these methods will be suitable to tackle the issues affecting current methods such as explainability, generalizability and robustness, and allow researchers to represent medical background knowledge in an appropriate way.

 

The AICPM workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in AI, Causality and Personalized Medicine, and move forward discussions on integrating causal reasoning into machine learning methods to tackle challenging AI problems in personalized medicine. We welcome researchers from all relevant disciplines, including but not limited to computer science, statistics, physics, philosophy, and medicine. Although personalized medicine is the primary focus application area for the workshop, researchers applying AI and Causality methods to other application areas (e.g., Earth Sciences, Finance etc.) are welcome.

Venue

The workshop will be held in a hybrid way, taking place at the Leibniz AI Lab & L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany as well as online.

 

Speakers

Avishek Anand, TU Delft
Gjergji Kasneci, University of Tübingen
Marco Zaffalon, IDSIA and Artificialy
Phillip Dawid, University of Cambridge
Prasenjit Mitra, Penn State University and L3S
Rio Reichert,  Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Tim Friede, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Ricardo Silva, University College London
Andreas Gerhardus, German Aerospace Center
Gourab Patro, IIT Kharagpur and L3S
Jalal Etesami, Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence
Krikamol Muandet, Max Plank Institute for Intelligent Systems
Sara Magliacane, University of Amsterdam and MIT-IBM Watson AI lab
Tom Classen, Radbound University

 

Schedule

September 8 and 9, 2022
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Artificial Intelligence, Causality and Personalized Medicine (AICPM 2022)
  • Date : 08 Sep 2022 - 09 Sep 2022
  • Venue : L3S Research Center, Hanover

Organizers

Michael Marschollek

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Wolfgang Nejdl

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Niloy Ganguly

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Sandipan Sikdar

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Manolis Koubarakis

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Alexander Dockhorn

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