ERC Starting Grant for Joris Mooij
Dr Joris Mooij researcher at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems-group of the Informatics Institute, has obtained an ERC Starting Grant for the project ‘Causal Analysis of Feedback Systems (CAFES)’. The grant provides funding for three PhD students and for Joris Mooij himself.
Building on recently established connections between dynamical systems and causal models, CAFES will develop theory and machine learning algorithms for modeling, reasoning, discovery and prediction for causal systems involving feedback loops. This will enable large-scale applications of causal inference in various challenging domains in science, industry and decision making. The work will be done with a strong focus on applications in molecular biology, one of the most promising areas for automated causal inference from data.
About the ERC Starting Grant
ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders and supports the creation of excellent new research teams.