The sixty-seventh UQSay seminar on UQ, DACE and related topics will take place online on Thursday afternoon, December 14, 2023.
2–3 PM — Pierre Humbert (LMO - INRIA)
One-Shot Federated Conformal Prediction
In this presentation, we will focus on a method for constructing prediction sets in a federated learning setting where only one round of communication between the agents and the server is allowed (one-shot). More precisely, by defining a particular estimator called the quantile-of-quantiles, we will prove that for any distribution, it is possible to produce marginally (and training-conditionally) valid prediction sets. Over a wide range of experiments, we will show that we are able to obtain prediction sets whose coverage and length are very similar to those obtained in a centralized setting, making our method particularly well-suited to perform conformal predictions in a one-shot federated learning setting.
Organizing committee: Pierre Barbillon (MIA-Paris), Julien Bect (L2S), Nicolas Bousquet (EDF R&D), Amélie Fau (LMPS), Filippo Gatti (LMPS), Bertrand Iooss (EDF R&D), Alexandre Janon (LMO), Sidonie Lefebvre (ONERA), Didier Lucor (LISN), Emmanuel Vazquez (L2S).
Coordinators: Julien Bect (L2S) & Sidonie Lefebvre (ONERA)
Practical details: the seminar will be held online using Microsoft Teams.
If you want to attend this seminar (or any of the forthcoming online UQSay seminars), and if you do not already have access to the UQSay group on Teams, simply send an email and you will be invited. Please specify which email address the invitation must be sent to (this has to be the address associated with your Teams account).
You will find the link to the seminar on the "General" UQSay channel on Teams, approximately 15 minutes before the beginning.
The technical side of things: you can use Teams either directly from your web browser or using the "fat client", which is available for most platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac, Android & iOS). We strongly recommend the latter option whenever possible. Please give it a try before the seminar to anticipate potential problems.