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Algorithmic stability: mathematical foundations for the modern era

May 12 to May 16, 2025

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Pasadena, California

organized by

Rina Foygel Barber and Jake Soloff

This workshop, sponsored by AIM and the NSF, will be devoted to building a foundational understanding of algorithmic stability, and developing rigorous tools for measuring stability that can characterize the behavior of machine learning algorithms. We aim to bring together researchers across a broad range of fields to develop a unified theoretical foundation for algorithmic stability.

The main topics for the workshop are

  • Building an understanding of the relationships between, and strengths and limitations of, different frameworks and definitions of stability.
  • The role of algorithmic stability in overparameterized learning models, both in theory and in practice.
  • Statistical tools for quantifying stability and stabilizing learning algorithms.
  • Building a shared theoretical framework to bridge the gap between differential privacy and stability.

This event will be run as an AIM-style workshop. Participants will be invited to suggest open problems and questions before the workshop begins, and these will be posted on the workshop website. These include specific problems on which there is hope of making some progress during the workshop, as well as more ambitious problems which may influence the future activity of the field. Lectures at the workshop will be focused on familiarizing the participants with the background material leading up to specific problems, and the schedule will include discussion and parallel working sessions.

Space and funding is available for a few more participants. If you would like to participate, please apply by filling out the on-line form no later than January 12, 2025. Applications are open to all, and we especially encourage women, underrepresented minorities, junior mathematicians, and researchers from primarily undergraduate institutions to apply.

Before submitting an application, please read the description of the AIM style of workshop.

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