Ilya Shpitser


I am a John C. Malone Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the Whiting School of Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, with a joint appointment at the Department of Biostatistics. I am a member of the Malone Center For Engineering in Healthcare. I graduated from UCLA where I had great privilege to be advised by Judea Pearl. As a postdoctoral scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health, I was fortunate to receive mentorship from James M. Robins.

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Causal inference, missing data, graphical models, algorithmic fairness, statistical inference in semi-parametric models.


Spring 2018: Developing Health IT Applications (600.295).

Fall 2017, Fall 2018: Causal Inference (601.477/677).

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I am indebted to my collaborators and mentors: Judea Pearl, James M. Robins, Thomas S. Richardson, Eric J. Tchetgen Tchetgen, Tyler Vanderweele, Daniel Scharfstein, Robin J. Evans, Elizabeth Ogburn, Narges Ahmidi, Casey Overby-Taylor, and many others!