Managing Uncertainty in Machine Learning

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Managing Uncertainty in Machine Learning

 

Machine Learning methods are now widely used in scientific and engineering applications. In many application domains data are affected by prominent levels of noise, possibly of complex heteroscedastic nature. Yet, little effort has been made to investigate the behavior of ML methods under noise. This situation profoundly limits the applicability of ML methods for accurate parameter inferences, e.g. in physical systems. It also raises concerns about the robustness, repeatability, and explainability. 
This workshop seeks to survey the current state of uncertainty quantification by foundational approaches or the application-specific techniques. The goal of the workshop is to establish best practices to estimate and report uncertainties for ML-derived parameters and identify research avenues to improve the applicability and robustness of machine learning methods to noisy data.

Workshop Organizer

  • Peter Melchior

    Astrophysics/CSML


Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Schmidt DataX Fund at Princeton University made possible through a major gift from the Schmidt Futures Foundation and our Princeton University partners:

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