Symposium on Causality – 26-27 September 2024

Florence, Italy
26-27 September 2024

A special , interdisciplinary, international  Symposium on Causality  will be organized by the Department of Statistics, Computer Sciences and Applications of the University of Florence in collaboration with the Harvard Data Science Initiative, the European University Institute, and other stakeholders.


The Symposium on Causality will be hosted at the Museo Galileo.

The event will be one of several planned to celebrate the centenary of the University of Florence.

The Symposium will be a collection of contributions on the state of the art and future challenges in causality and causal inference for the new era of Data Science.

We are planning four keynote lectures (Guido Imbens, Elizabeth Stuart, Mihaela van der Schaar, Alessandro De Angelis) on the field’s past, present and future from different perspectives and disciplines, plus four roundtables on hot topics in causality and causal inference with experts from academia and the industry.

Preliminary Program

Attendance for online streaming is free of charge upon advanced registration here. The link for online streaming will follow registered participants a day before the event.

Keynote Speakers
Guido Imbens

Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Elizabeth Stuart

Frank Hurley and Catherine Dorrier Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Alessandro De Angelis

Full Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Padova and University of Lisboa

Mihaela van der Schaar

John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge

Organizing Committee

Veronica Ballerini (University of Florence)
Roberto Ferrari (Museo Galileo, Firenze)
Giulio Grossi (University of Florence)
Fabrizia Mealli (European University Institute, University of Florence)
Carla Rampichini (University of Florence)

For any questions, please send an email to: causality.symposium@disia.unifi.it

Scientific Committee

Giovanni Di Pasquale (Museo Galileo, Firenze)
Francesca Dominici (Harvard University)
Alessandra Mattei (University of Florence)
Fabrizia Mealli (European University Institute, University of Florence)
Carla Rampichini (University of Florence)
Francesco Claudio Stingo (University of Florence)

Organizing Secretariat

Stefania Petroni (stefi(at)enic.it), Valentina Berti (valentina(at)enic.it)