Congratulations to Bei Wang on her new NSF Award, SCALE MoDL: Advancing Theoretical Minimax Deep Learning: Optimization, Resilience, and Interpretability
The past decade has witnessed the great success of deep learning in broad societal and commercial applications. However, conventional deep learning relies on fitting data with neural networks, which is known to produce models that lack resilience. The next-generation deep learning paradigm needs to deliver resilient models that promote robustness to malicious attacks, fairness among users, and privacy preservation. In this project, the investigators will collaboratively develop a comprehensive minimax learning theory that advances the fundamental understanding of minimax deep learning from the perspectives of optimization, resilience, and interpretability.
This is a joint grant with Yi Zhou (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah) and Jie Ding (School of Statistics, University of Minnesota).