Professor Judea Pearl and graduate student Karthika Mohan have received a three-year NSF grant for “Inference with Incomplete Data.” Karthika was highly instrumental in preparing and defending the winning proposal. Congratulations to both Judea and Karthika!
Grant Summary: Missing data is a problem that plagues every branch of empirical science. This project attempts to recover information of interest from partially observed data by reasoning about the process that could have caused some data to be missing and others to be observed. Recent advances in graphical models and causal inference permit us to describe such processes formally and identify conditions under which recovery from missing data would be feasible and, if so, how.