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Machine Learning Summit: Analyze Your Bugs Automatically: Root Cause Analysis with Causal Models

Chenwei Ding  (Senior Technical Engineer, NetEase)

Location: Room 2010, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Programming

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Existing ways to find bugs including client logs, server monitors, and feedbacks from user community. Finding a bug is far from satisfactory. What we need to know is dive into the mechanism and dig out the factors that cause the bug. That is why we need root cause analysis. Existing bug root analysis requires a data science engineer diving into the game logs, analyzing the data of many variables and factors, even playing the game in person to reproduce the bugs. Those efforts could be time-consuming and labor-consuming. We will introduce casual analysis and explain how causal models can help with root cause analysis and improve user experience.


a) A basic understanding of causal analysis, including the development of causality, the seminal models and algorithms, and the applications.
b) How causal models will help them finding the root causes of bugs in online games efficiently and improve user experience.
c) Open source implementations available online that developers can start using immediately.

Intended Audience

This is for AI programmers, game designers, and those who are interested in game data analysis. Basic knowledge of statistics is not mandatory, but would be helpful to have.

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