A Sublinear Adversarial Training Algorithm

Published: 16 Jan 2024, Last Modified: 13 Mar 2024ICLR 2024 posterEveryoneRevisionsBibTeX
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Keywords: Adversarial training
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Abstract: Adversarial training is a widely used strategy for making neural networks resistant to adversarial perturbations. For a neural network of width $m$, $n$ input training data in $d$ dimension, it takes $\Omega(mnd)$ time cost per training iteration for the forward and backward computation. In this paper we analyze the convergence guarantee of adversarial training procedure on a two-layer neural network with shifted ReLU activation, and shows that only $o(m)$ neurons will be activated for each input data per iteration. Furthermore, we develop an algorithm for adversarial training with time cost $o(m n d)$ per iteration by applying half-space reporting data structure.
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Primary Area: learning theory
Submission Number: 6712