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Hotelling Lecture: Bin Yu; Departments of Statistics and Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences University of California at Berkeley

20 Apr @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Interpreting deep neural networks towards trustworthiness

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Recent deep learning models have achieved impressive predictive performance by learning complex functions of many variables, often at the cost of interpretability. This lecture first defines interpretable machine learning in general and introduces the agglomerative contextual decomposition (ACD) method to interpret neural networks. Extending ACD to the scientifically meaningful frequency domain, an adaptive wavelet distillation (AWD) interpretation method is developed. AWD is shown to be both outperforming deep neural networks and interpretable in two prediction problems from cosmology and cell biology.

Finally, a quality-controlled data science life cycle is advocated for building any model for trustworthy interpretation and introduce a Predictabiltiy Computability Stability (PCS) framework for such a data science life cycle.

Reception prior to the lecture 3:00-3:30pm in the 3rd Floor lounge of Hanes Hall


20 Apr
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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120 Hanes Hall
Hanes Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States