Monday, 20 January 2020 09:34

Global Excellence Lecture with Sebastian Weichwald

On Friday 24 January 2020, Sebastian Weichwald is giving a lecture entitled: "Causal Inference in neuroimaging".

Sebastian Weichwald is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Copenhagen Causality Lab at the Statistics and Probability Theory Section within the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Sebastian completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen. His thesis on "Pragmatism and Variable Transformations in Causal Modelling" presents examples of putting causality to use in neuroimaging as well as lays out the foundation for his future methodological research.

In Sebastian's own words, his research aims at closing the gap between statistical causal inference and its fruitful application. The key motivating observation is, that applications are hurdled by the lack of understanding which variables/representations constitute meaningful causal relata and that causal statements on the level of the observed variables are often non-sensical.

The talk will be held on Friday 24 January 2020 at 9:15 in the MR Conference Room.

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