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Congratulations to Dr. Judea Pearl! Winner of the 2011 Harvey Prize!

Published on: 10.09.2010
Causality

Causality

First awarded in 1972, Technion's prestigious Harvey Prize was created as a bridge of goodwill between Israel and the nations of the world. It is considered a good predictor of the Nobel Prize.

 

In Causality: Models, Reasoning and Inference, 2nd Edition, Judea Pearl offers a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. It shows how causality has grown from a nebulous concept into a mathematical theory with significant applications in the fields of statistics, artificial intelligence, economics, philosophy, cognitive science, and the health and social sciences. Judea Pearl presents and unifies the probabilistic, manipulative, counterfactual, and structural approaches to causation and devises simple mathematical tools for studying the relationships between causal connections and statistical associations. Cited in more than 2,100 scientific publications, it continues to liberate scientists from the traditional molds of statistical thinking. In this revised edition, Judea Pearl elucidates thorny issues, answers readers' questions, and offers a panoramic view of recent advances in this field of research. Causality will be of interest to students and professionals in a wide variety of fields.

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