Federated Learning with Non-iid data
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
, Dr. Shadi Albarqouni
, Azade Farshad
In recent years, the interest in the field of Federated learning has been increasing. This interest peaks in medical machine learning because of the nature of data and the privacy requirements in this field. Despite of the high efforts in commercial federated learning such as mobile phone keyboard prediction, there is still much to do in the medical field. The medical data has non-iid nature which means the data in different clients (nodes) come from different distributions. Most of the current federated learning methods focus on iid problem. Our goal in this thesis is to improve a neural networks generalization in a non-iid setting. Our solution for this problem is to use meta-information and statistical information for guiding the global model in the network. We take this investigation further by employing meta-learning methods for personalization of the clients models in our federated setting.
- Good understanding of statistics and machine learning methods.
- Very good programming skills in Python & TensorFlow? / PyTorch?
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