[Busec] Fwd: CISE Seminar 3-4pm: Ananda Theertha Suresh, Google

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Tue Oct 10 14:09:40 EDT 2017


This Friday afternoon, a talk in EE of possible interest.

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Date: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Subject: CISE Seminar 3-4pm: Ananda Theertha Suresh, Google
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Center for Information and Systems Engineering
Co-sponsored with the Division of Systems Engineering
*Friday, October 13, 3pm-4pm*
*8 St. Mary's St, PHO 211*
*(Refreshments at 2:45p**m)*


* Ananda Theertha Suresh *


* Google *

* Communication-Efficient and Differentially-Private Distributed Learning *



* Motivated by the need for distributed learning and optimization
algorithms with low communication cost and privacy guarantees, we study
communication efficient and differentially-private algorithms for
distributed mean estimation. Unlike previous works, we make no
probabilistic assumptions on the data. We propose three quantization
schemes one of which is optimal up to a constant in the minimax sense i.e.,
it achieves the best mean square error for a given communication cost.
Furthermore, we show that a modified version of the quantization schemes
achieves differential privacy in addition to communication efficiency. We
finally demonstrate the practicality of our algorithms by applying them to
distributed gradient descent for neural networks, Lloyd's algorithm for
k-means, and power iteration for PCA.   Ananda Theertha Suresh received the
B.Tech. degree from IIT Madras in 2006, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from
University of California at San Diego in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He is
currently a Research Scientist at Google, New York. His research interests
lie in the intersection of statistics, machine learning, and information
theory.  He is a recipient of the 2015 Neural Information Processing
Systems (NIPS) Best Paper Award, 2016 UCSD ECE Department Best Thesis
Award, 2017 International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) Best Paper
Honorable Mention, and 2017 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award.
  Faculty Host: Venkatesh Saligrama Student Host: Sean Sanchez *

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