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Causal Structure Learning for Latent Intervened Non-stationary Data
Chenxi Liu · Kun Kuang

Tue Jul 25 05:00 PM -- 06:30 PM (PDT) @ Exhibit Hall 1 #331

Causal structure learning can reveal the causal mechanism behind natural systems. It is well studied that the multiple domain data consisting of observational and interventional samples benefit causal identifiability. However, for non-stationary time series data, domain indexes are often unavailable, making it difficult to distinguish observational samples from interventional samples. To address these issues, we propose a novel Latent Intervened Non-stationary learning (LIN) method to make the domain indexes recovery process and the causal structure learning process mutually promote each other. We characterize and justify a possible faithfulness condition to guarantee the identifiability of the proposed LIN method. Extensive experiments on both synthetic and real-world datasets demonstrate that our method outperforms the baselines on causal structure learning for latent intervened non-stationary data.

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Chenxi Liu (Zhejiang University)
Kun Kuang (Zhejiang University)
Kun Kuang

Kun Kuang is an Associate Professor at the College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University in 2019. He was a visiting scholar with Prof. Susan Athey's Group at Stanford University. His main research interests include Causal Inference, Data Mining, and Causality Inspired Machine Learning. He has published over 70 papers in prestigious conferences and journals in data mining and machine learning, including TKDE, TPAMI, ICML, NeurIPS, KDD, ICDE, WWW, MM, DMKD, Engineering, etc. He received ACM SIGAI China Rising Star Award in 2022.

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