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  • CS Colloquium: Michael Pazzani (ISI/USC) - Expert-Informed, User-Centric Explanations for Image Classification with Deep Learning

    Thu, Oct 19, 2023 @ 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    Speaker: Michael Pazzani, ISI / USC

    Talk Title: Expert-Informed, User-Centric Explanations for Image Classification with Deep Learning

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: We argue that the dominant approach to explainable AI for explaining image classification with deep learning-“ annotating images with heatmaps, provides little value for users unfamiliar with deep learning. Instead, we argue that explainable AI for images should produce output like experts produce when communicating with one another, with apprentices, and with novices. We discuss a bit of the history of interpretable and explainable AI with examples from AI & medicine. A new approach that labels image regions with diagnostic features is proposed and evaluated. We draw on examples from radiology, ophthalmology, dermatology as well as bird classification.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Michael Pazzani is a Principal Scientist at the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. Dr. Pazzani was the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at the University of California, Riverside where he was also a professor of computer science with additional appointments in statistics and psychology. From 2006-2012 he was the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where he was also a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. Prior to his appointment at Rutgers, Dr. Pazzani was the Director of the Information and Intelligent Systems Division at the National Science Foundation. He also served as a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health from 2003- 2005. In 2019, Dr. Pazzani was appointed to the Defense Science Board. Dr. Pazzani started his career as an assistant, associate, and full professor as well as department chair of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine.

    Host: CS Department

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs

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