Advances in Causal-Based Feature Selection
Presenter: Ioannis Tsamardinos
Biography:Ioannis Tsamardinos, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of Crete and co-founder of Gnosis Data Analysis PC, a University start-up. Prof. Tsamardinos’ main research directions include machine learning, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence. More specifically his work emphasizes variable selection and causal discovery. Prof. Tsamardinos has over 90 publications in international journals, conferences, and books. Prof. Tsamardinos is a regular reviewer for all major Machine Learning and AI conferences (e.g., UAI, ICML, NIPS, KDD, AAAI, IJCAI), leading Machine Learning journals (e.g., JMLR, TKDE, PAMI), and bioinformatics journals (e.g., Bioinformatics Journal, BMC Bioinformatics). Statistics on recognition of work include more than 5000 citations, and h-index of 29 (as estimated by Google Scholar). Ioannis has recently been awarded the European and Greek national grants of excellence, the ERC Consolidator, and the ARISTEIA II grants respectively.