PHD Proposal by Rahul Duggal

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    • Friday October 22, 2021
      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Atlanta, GA; REMOTE
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Summary Sentence: Robust Efficient Edge AI: New Principles and Frameworks for Empowering AI on Edge Devices.

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Title: Robust Efficient Edge AI: New Principles and Frameworks for Empowering AI on Edge Devices.

 

Rahul Duggal
PhD Student of Computer Science
School of Computational Science and Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm (ET)
Location (virtual):  https://gatech.bluejeans.com/2075807084


Proposal Committee:
Dr. Polo Chau (advisor, School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Dr. Richard Vuduc (School of Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Dr. Jimeng Sun (Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

 

Abstract:

Deep learning has revolutionized a breadth of industries by automating critical tasks while achieving superhuman accuracy. However, many of these benefits are driven by huge neural networks deployed on cloud servers that consume enormous energy. This thesis contributes two classes of novel frameworks and algorithms that extend the deployment frontier of deep learning models to tiny edge devices, which commonly operate in noisy environments with limited compute footprints:

  1. New frameworks for efficient edge AI. We introduce methods that reduce inference cost through filter pruning and efficient network design. CUP presents a new method for compressing and accelerating models, by clustering and pruning similar filters in each layer. CMP-NAS presents a new visual search framework that optimizes a small and efficient edge model to work in tandem with a large server model to achieve high accuracy, achieving up to 80x compute cost reduction.
  2. New methods for robust edge AI. We Introduce new methods that enable robustness to real-world noise while reducing inference cost. REST, extends the scope of pruning to obtain networks that are 9x more efficient, run 6x faster and robust to adversarial and gaussian noise. HAR generalizes the idea of early exiting in multi-branch neural networks to the training phase leading to networks that obtain state-of-the-art accuracy under class imbalance while saving up to 20% inference compute.

Our work makes a significant impact to industry and society: CMP-NAS enables the edge deployment use-case for fashion and face retrieval services, REST enables  at-home sleep monitoring through wearables.

 

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  • Created On: Oct 15, 2021 - 12:33pm
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