Marco Valtorta: Talks

Marco Valtorta Talk given in the "Last Lecture" Series organized by the student group Scholars United at the University of South Carolina, 2019-11-07
Mohammad Ali Javidian and Marco Valtorta. An Overview of the Back Door and Front Door Criteria (pdf), a presentatoin based on Sections 3.3 and 3.4 in: Judea Pearl. Causality, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2009. The do-calculus rules are included.
Mohammad Ali Javidian and Marco Valtorta. An Illustrated Proof of the Front-Door Adjustment Theorem (pdf), a proof of Theorem 3.3.4 (Front-Door Adjustment) in: Judea Pearl. Causality, 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Discrete Graphical Models with One Hidden Variable (pdf), presentation (of work with Elizabeth Allman, John Rhodes, and Elena Stanghellini) at the 2011 SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG-11), Raleigh, North Carolina, October 7, 2011.
Causality in Communication: The Agent-Encapsulated Bayesian Network Model (pdf), presentation (of work with Scott Langevin) at the special session "Recent Developments in Graphical Models" of the 14th Internation Conference on Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis (ASMDA-11), June 10, 2011.
Instantiation to Support the Integration of Logical and Probabilistic Knowledge (pdf), presentation (of work with Jingsong Wang) at the First Workshop on Grounding and Transformations for Theories with Variables (GTTV 2011), May 16, 2011.
How Does Watson Work? (ppt), (pptx version here) presentation given on April 4, 2011 at Benedict College.
An Introduction to Pearl's Do-Calculus of Intervention (ppt), presentation given on October 6, 2010 at the workshop "Parameter Identification in Graphical Models," the American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California, October 4-8, 2010.
Colloquia on Soft Evidential Update
USC seven-minute madness, September 10, 2004 (in postscript format, with speaker notes)