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Stanford Causal Science Center Conference on Experimentation

Event Details:

Friday, May 31, 2024
9:30am - 6:00pm PDT


Vidalakis Dining Hall, Schwab Residential Center, 680 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

This event is open to:

General Public

This one-day event brings together top experts in experimentation and causal inference—researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals—and is a unique opportunity to discuss the latest trends, cutting-edge methodologies, and their real-world applications. This event is in person only.

We are thrilled to have an excellent lineup of speakers who are leading figures in the tech industry and academia. 


TimeSession TitleSpeaker(s)
10:00- 10:15amOpening RemarksGuido Imbens, Applied Econometrics Professor, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor of Economics
10:15-11.45amSession 1: 
10:15-10:45amPersonalization at SpotifyMaria Dimakopoulou, Director of Machine Learning & Head of Homepage Personalization, Spotify
10:45-11:15amInterference and Other Causal Questions at GoogleJean Pouget-Abadie, Staff Research Scientist, Google
11:15-11:45amLearning Personalized PoliciesEmma Brunskill, Associate Professor of Computer Science and, by courtesy, of Education Computer Science, Stanford University
12:45 - 1:30pmPoster Session & Networking Coffee 
1:30-3:00pmSession 2: 
1:30-2:00pmChallenges in Measurement at AirbnbInessa Liskovich, Head of Quality & Community Data Science, Airbnb
2-2:30Open Questions from Experimentation at Meta Dominic Coey, Director, Central Applied Science, Meta 
2:30-3:00pmNonparametric Jackknife IV Estimation and Confounding Robust Surrogate IndicesNathan Kallus, Associate Professor, Cornell University & Research Director, Netflix
3:15-4:45pmSession 3: 
3:15-3:45pmModeling Tradeoffs with EllipsesTom Cunningham, Data Scientist, OpenAI
3:45-4:15pmCounterfactual Model Evaluation for Uber Rides Product RecommendationAli Rauh, Director of Applied Science and Data Science, Uber; Shirley Zhu, Staff Applied Scientist, Uber
4:15-4:45pmDesign of Experiment Platforms for the Technology Sector Dawn Woodard, Distinguished Engineer, LinkedIn

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