Over the last decade, machine learning (ML) has had a revolutionary impact on many fields of science and engineering. Problems once deemed impossible, such as automatic language translation, are now solved routinely thanks to ML. An example of a field undergoing revolutionary change thanks to ML is verification. Today's verification tools, such as SAT/SMT solvers, are ever more scalable thanks to their use of sophisticated ML methods. Conversely, ML needs verification and security because of increasingly sophisticated attacks on ML models. There is an urgent need for experts (theorists and practitioners) in these fields to work together, if ML is to continue to have significant impact and adoption.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, along with the Waterloo AI Institute, the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, and the Vector Institute invite you to attend a week-long workshop, August 26 to August 30th 2019, where we will bring together speakers who are world-renowned practitioners and theorists in ML, verification and security to speak on inter-disciplinary research being conducted on ML for verification+security, and verification+security for ML. The goal is not only to educate each other, but also the next generation of researchers in this exciting new inter-disciplinary field.

Organisers of the Workshop


If you have questions or require assistance, please contact Andrea Pinos, Communications and Awards Officer Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering aepinos@uwaterloo.ca 519-888-4567 x33708