Keywords: causality, computational statistics, machine learning, robustness, independence testing.
My work focuses mainly on causal inference: we try to learn causal structures either from purely observational data or from a combination of observational and interventional data. We therefore develop both theory and methodology. Our work relates to areas like high-dimensional statistics, computational statistics or graphical models. It's an exciting research area with lots of open questions!
Most of the publications are also on Google Scholar.
Even, if there is no PhD call and you think about doing a PhD or postdoc in causality, please send me an email.
We have written a book on causality that has appeared as open access at MIT Press. In July 2018, it was awarded the ASA causality in statistics education award.
Jonas Peters, Dominik Janzing, Bernhard Schölkopf: Elements of Causal Inference: Foundations and Learning Algorithms
The pdf can be downloaded for free from the MIT Press website (look for "This is an open access title" on the left-hand side).
Guy Medal in Bronze, awarded by the Royal Statistical Society (2019), ASA Causality in Statistics Education Award (2018; with D. Janzing and B. Schölkopf), Teacher of the year at the faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen (2018), Member of the Junge Akademie (since 2016; board member since 2017), Marie Curie fellowship (2013--2015), ETH medal for an outstanding PhD thesis (2013), scholarhsip of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2004--2008), UNWIN prize and election to scholar (Downing College, Cambridge) (2007), European Excellence Programme (DAAD), Kurt-Hahn-Trust, Hölderlin Programme (Allianz) (2006--2007), Deutsche SchülerAkademie (2001)
Jonas is professor of statistics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen. Previously, he has associate professor at the same department, a group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tuebingen and a Marie Curie fellow (postdoc) at the Seminar for Statistics, ETH Zurich. He studied mathematics at the University of Heidelberg and the University of Cambridge and did his PhD both at the MPI Tuebingen and ETH Zurich. He tries to infer causal relationships from different types of data and is interested in building statistical methods that are robust with respect to distributional shifts. In his research, Jonas seeks to combine theory, methodology, and applications. His work relates to areas such as computational statistics, causal inference, graphical models, independence testing or high-dimensional statistics.
A full CV can be found here.
Bernoulli Society, Danish Society for Theoretical Statistics, IMS, ISI (elected), Royal Statistical Society
I have written a script on causality that I am more than happy to receive feedback on. Please note that it is still missing some sections. It can be downloaded here.
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