CISE Seminar: Alexey Miroshnikov, Research Scientist, Discover Financial Services

  • Starts: 3:00 pm on Friday, October 15, 2021
  • Ends: 4:00 pm on Friday, October 15, 2021

Talk Title: Wasserstein-based fairness interpretability framework for machine learning models

Abstract:Wasserstein-based fairness interpretability framework for machine learning models

In this talk, we introduce a fairness interpretability framework for measuring and explaining bias in classification and regression models at the level of a distribution. In our work, motivated by the ideas of Dwork et al. (2012), we measure the model bias across sub-population distributions using the Wasserstein metric. The transport theory characterization of the Wasserstein metric allows us to take into account the sign of the bias across the model distribution which in turn yields the decomposition of the model bias into positive and negative components. To understand how predictors contribute to the model bias, we introduce and theoretically characterize bias predictor attributions called bias explanations and investigate their stability. We also provide the formulation for the bias explanations that take into account the impact of missing values. In addition, motivated by the works of Štrumbelj and Kononenko (2010) and Lundberg and Lee (2017), we construct additive bias explanations by employing cooperative game theory and investigate their properties.

Biography: Alexey Miroshnikov is a research scientist at Discover Financial Services. Previously, he was Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA Mathematics Department. Miroshnikov's research interests include: Fairness of Machine Learning Algorithms, Machine Learning Explainability and Game Theory, Statistics and Probability in Data Analysis, Financial Mathematics, Partial Differential Equations, Computational Genomics, and Mathematical Biology.

Event Hosts:

Faculty Host: Konstantinos Spiliopoulos

Student Host: Saeed Mohammadzadeh

Hybrid Event: In-person at 8 Saint Mary's Street, PHO 210. Zoom attendees register using URL link.
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