Kangwook Lee

 

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Sciences (by courtesy)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Affiliations:
MLOPT Research Group
Institute for Foundations of Data Science (IFDS)

Email : first_name.last_name at wisc dot edu
Phone : +1-608-265-4841
Webpage : http://kangwooklee.com
Google Scholar : http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sCEl8r-n5VEC&hl=en

Lab News

New work

  • (Feb. 2021) Preprint Our new work on permutation-based SGD is available on Arxiv. ‘‘Permutation-Based SGD: Is Random Optimal?’’.

  • (Jan. 2021) MLSys 2021 Our work on adaptive gradient communication for distributed ML is accepted to MLSys 2021. ‘‘Accordion: Adaptive Gradient Communication via Critical Learning Regime Identification’’.

  • (Jan. 2021) ICLR 2021 Our work on adaptive sampling for group fairness is accepted to ICLR 2021. ‘‘FairBatch: Batch Selection for Model Fairness’’.

  • (Sep. 2020) NeurIPS 2020 Our work on robust federated learning is accepted to NeurIPS 2020. ‘‘Attack of the Tails: Yes, You Really Can Backdoor Federated Learning’’.

  • (June 2020) ECML PKDD 2020 Our new work on GAN reprogramming is accepted to ECML PKDD 2020. ‘‘Reprogramming GANs via Input Noise Design’’.

  • (May 2020) ICML 2020 Our work on trustworthy AI is accepted to ICML 2020. ‘‘FR-Train: A mutual information-based approach to fair and robust training’’.

  • (Mar. 2020) Preprint Our new work on matrix completion with graph side information is available on Arxiv. ‘‘Discrete-valued Preference Estimation with Graph Side Information’’.

Award, Grant & Gift

New members

  • (Feb. 2021) Jy-yong Sohn (co-hosted with Prof. Dimitris Papailiopoulos) came back to Madison as a postdoc! Welcome!

  • (Feb. 2021) Liang Shang, Ethan Grover, and Michael Gira joined the lab. Welcome!

  • (July/Aug. 2020) Tuan Dinh, Nayoung Lee, and Liu Yang joined the lab. Nayoung will be co-advised with Prof. Dimitris Papailiopoulos, and Liu will be co-advised with Prof. Rob Nowak and Prof. Dimitris Papailiopoulos. Welcome!

  • (Jan./Mar. 2020) Dr. Daewon Seo and Zhixu Du joined the lab! Welcome!

  • (Nov. 2019) Changhun Jo and Hyecheol Jang joined the lab! Welcome!

  • (Oct. 2019) Jy-yong Sohn (co-hosted with Prof. Dimitris Papailiopoulos) will visit the lab for five months! Welcome!

Invited talk

  • (Nov./Dec. 2020) Gave invited talks at the BLISS seminar @ UC Berkeley, SILO seminar @ UW Madison, ML Ideas @ Microsoft Research New England. ‘‘Make-or-break issues in fair classification’’

  • (May 2020) Gave a talk at Air Force Research Laboratory’s Virtual Workshop on Adversarial Robustness of Machine Learning, ‘‘FR-Train: A mutual information-based approach to fair and robust training’’

  • (Feb. 2020) Gave an invited talk at the Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar @ UW-Madison.

  • (Oct. 2019) Gave an invited talk at SILO seminar. ‘‘Learning with Scarce Data: The Role of Side Information, Simulators, and GANs’’