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Sun 20 - Fri 25 October 2019 Athens, Greece
Wed 23 Oct 2019 14:45 - 15:07 at Attica - Machine Learning Chair(s): Heather Miller

As machine learning systems are increasingly used to make real world legal and financial decisions, it is of paramount importance that we develop algorithms to verify that these systems do not discriminate against minorities. We design a scalable algorithm for verifying fairness specifications. Our algorithm obtains strong correctness guarantees based on adaptive concentration inequalities; such inequalities enable our algorithm to adaptively take samples until it has enough data to make a decision. We implement our algorithm in a tool called VeriFair, and show that it scales to large machine learning models, including a deep recurrent neural network that is more than five orders of magnitude larger than the largest previously-verified neural network. While our technique only gives probabilistic guarantees due to the use of random samples, we show that we can choose the probability of error to be extremely small.

Wed 23 Oct

14:00 - 15:30: OOPSLA - Machine Learning at Attica
Chair(s): Heather MillerCarnegie Mellon University
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Joseph P. NearUniversity of Vermont, David DaraisUniversity of Vermont, Chike AbuahUniversity of Vermont, Tim StevensUniversity of Vermont, Pranav GaddamaduguUniversity of California, Berkeley, Lun WangUniversity of California, Berkeley, Neel SomaniUniversity of California, Berkeley, Mu ZhangUniversity of Utah, Nikhil SharmaUniversity of California, Berkeley, Alex ShanUniversity of California, Berkeley, Dawn SongUniversity of California, Berkeley
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Yi LiNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, Shaohua WangNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, Tien N. NguyenUniversity of Texas at Dallas, Son NguyenThe University of Texas at Dallas
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Osbert BastaniUniversity of Pennsylvania, Xin ZhangMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Armando Solar-LezamaMassachusetts Institute of Technology
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Baijun WuUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette, John Peter Campora IIIUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette, He YiUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette, Alexander SchlechtUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette, Sheng ChenUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette