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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Jun Yan

    Mon, Oct 02, 2023 @ 10:15 AM - 11:45 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    PhD Thesis Proposal - Jun Yan

    Committee Members: Xiang Ren (Chair), Emilio Ferrara, Morteza Dehghani, Robin Jia

    Title: Identifying and Mitigating Safety Risks in Language Models

    Abstract: In recent years, the rapid advancements in language models have transformed the field of Natural Language Processing, reshaping human technology interactions. As these models become increasingly integrated in various aspects of our daily lives, concerns about their safety risks have also escalated. This thesis proposal outlines my efforts to identify and mitigate safety risks in language models that could lead to system malfunctions and undermine user trust. My research focuses on answering the following key questions 1.How can we expose a models vulnerability by pinpointing robustness challenges? 2.What system failures and harms can adversaries induce through training data poisoning? 3. What strategies can be employed to mitigate risks leading to model malfunction? In conclusion, I will discuss future directions for the development of safer language models

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/6633659669

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