Hi! I am Charles Assaad
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About Me

  • Name: Charles Assaad
  • Address: Paris, France

I am curretly a Junior Professor & Inserm Chair at the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (IPLESP) - Inserm and Sorbonne Université. I am leading the CIPHOD team which is specialized in causal inference in public health using large observational health databases.

My work focuses mainly on developing new theories and methodologies to assist epidemiologists in uncovering and estimating causal effects from observational temporal data, as well as identifying root causes of anoamlies, especially in the presence of high-level background knowledge (abstractions). It's an exciting research area with lots of open questions! More generally here's a non exaustive list of topics that I am interested about:

  • Causal Discovery
  • Causal Reasoning
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • History of Causation
  • Machine Learning
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Information Theory


  • Epidemiology
  • IT monitoring
  • Ecology


"Causation is really to us the cement of the universe." ~ Hume
"Causation is not merely, as Hume says, to us, but also in fact, the cement of the universe." ~ Mackie




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