Honorable mention to Amazon researchers for ICML test-of-time award
Amazon's Bernhard Schölkopf and Dominik Janzing are first and second authors on "breakthrough 2012 paper".
At the 2022 International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), the program committee announced that the 2012 paper "On causal and anticausal learning", whose first two authors are Amazon vice president and distinguished scientist Bernhard Schölkopf and principal research scientist Dominik Janzing, had received an honorable mention for the conference's Test of Time award. Schölkopf and Janzing are joined on the paper by Jonas Peters, Eleni Sgouritsa, and Kun Zhang, who at the time were their colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and by Joris Mooij, now a professor of mathematical statistics at the University of Amsterdam.
On learning of the honor, Schölkopf posted his thoughts in a Twitter thread. His first tweet in the thread, followed by a screenshot of the thread it its entirety, are below.
Our 2012 paper ‘On causal and anticausal learning’ just received a Test of Time Honorable Mention at @icmlconf #ICML2022: https://t.co/gc1FZYSOyP. I am really grateful, and would like to use this occasion for some thoughts on causality and machine learning:— Bernhard Schölkopf (@bschoelkopf) July 20, 2022
Judea Pearl, a Turing Award winner whose pioneering work on causal reasoning laid much of the groundwork for Schölkopf and Janzing's later research, also took to Twitter to congratulate Schölkopf and his colleagues: