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 invites you to attend a week-long workshop, August 26 to August 30th, 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 the next generation of researchers in this exciting new inter-disciplinary field.
A program/schedule will be made available for download soon!
LOCATION: The workshop will be held at the University of Waterloo on our main campus in the Science Teaching Complex (STC), Room 1012. You can download a map here.
Please note we do not provide travel grants to attendees.
If you are travelling to Waterloo and are looking for accommodation, here are a few options:
If you are driving to Waterloo, you can download information for parking here.
If you have questions or require assistance, please contact:
Andrea Pinos, Communications and Awards Officer
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is Waterloo’s largest academic department, with over 2,500 students, 93 full-time faculty members and 50 support staff. In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical engineering and computer engineering, ECE provides academic expertise and support to Waterloo’s multidisciplinary mechatronics, nanotechnology, and software engineering programs.
Our research activities cover a wide range of fields, from high-voltage engineering and sustainable energy to breakthroughs in wireless technology that will enhance communications across our global society. Our faculty members and students are creating low-cost digital x-ray imagers to combat tuberculosis in developing countries, and building real-time embedded systems that will advance the design and reliability of consumer and industrial products.