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VisDA21: Visual Domain Adaptation + Q&A
Kate Saenko · Kuniaki Saito · Donghyun Kim · Samarth Mishra · Ben Usman · Piotr Teterwak · Dina Bashkirova · Dan Hendrycks

Tue Dec 07 10:45 AM -- 11:05 AM (PST) @
Event URL: http://ai.bu.edu/visda-2021/ »

Progress in machine learning is typically measured by training and testing a model on the same distribution of data, i.e., the same domain. However, in real world applications, models often encounter out-of-distribution data. The VisDA21 competition invites methods that can adapt to novel test distributions and handle distributional shifts. Our task is object classification, but we measure accuracy on novel domains, rather than the traditional in-domain benchmarking. Teams will be given labeled source data and unlabeled target data from a different distribution (such as novel viewpoints, backgrounds, image quality). In addition, the target data may have missing and/or novel classes. Successful approaches will improve classification accuracy of known categories on target-domain data while learning to deal with missing and/or unknown categories.

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Kate Saenko (Boston University & MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, IBM Research)
Kate Saenko

Kate is an AI Research Scientist at FAIR, Meta and a Full Professor of Computer Science at Boston University (currently on leave) where she leads the Computer Vision and Learning Group. Kate received a PhD in EECS from MIT and did postdoctoral training at UC Berkeley and Harvard. Her research interests are in Artificial Intelligence with a focus on out-of-distribution learning, dataset bias, domain adaptation, vision and language understanding, and other topics in deep learning. Past academic positions Consulting professor at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab 2019-2022. Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department at UMass Lowell Postdoctoral Researcher, International Computer Science Institute Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley EECS Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, SEAS, Harvard University

Kuniaki Saito (Boston University)
Donghyun Kim (Boston University)
Samarth Mishra (Boston University)
Ben Usman (Boston University)
Piotr Teterwak (Boston University)
Dina Bashkirova (Boston University)
Dan Hendrycks (UC Berkeley)

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