Federated Learning

Large amounts of data are generated nowadays on edge devices, such as phones, tablets, and wearable devices. However, since data on such personal devices is highly sensitive, training ML models by sending the users’ local data to a centralized server clearly involves significant privacy risks. Hence, in order to enable intelligence for these privacy-critical applications, Federated Learning (FL) has become the de facto paradigm for training ML models on local devices without sending data to the cloud. Our research in this direction focuses on developing new FL approaches that exploit data and devices heterogeneity.

federated learning

Selected Publications

Farcas, Allen-Jasmin; Lee, Myungjin; Payani, Ali; Kompella, Ramana Rao; Latapie, Hugo; Marculescu, Radu

CHESSFL: Clustering Hierarchical Embeddings for Semi-Supervised Federated Learning Conference Forthcoming

Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation, Forthcoming.


Farcas, Allen-Jasmin; Marculescu, Radu

Demo Abstract: A Hardware Prototype Targeting Federated Learning with User Mobility and Device Heterogeneity Conference

International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), 2023.

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Farcas, Allen-Jasmin; Lee, Myungjin; Kompella, Ramana Rao; Latapie, Hugo; de Veciana, Gustavo; Marculescu, Radu

MOHAWK: Mobility and Heterogeneity-Aware Dynamic Community Selection for Hierarchical Federated Learning Conference

Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation, 2023.

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Farcas, Allen-Jasmin; Chen, Xiaohan; Wang, Zhangyang; Marculescu, Radu

Model Elasticity for Hardware Heterogeneity in Federated Learning Systems Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of the 1st ACM Workshop on Data Privacy and Federated Learning Technologies for Mobile Edge Network (FedEdge), pp. 19-24, 2022.

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Chen, Wei; Bhardwaj, Kartikeya; Marculescu, Radu

FedMAX: Mitigating Activation Divergence for Accurate and Communication-Efficient Federated Learning Journal Article

In: The European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD) , 2020.

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Lin, Ching-Yi; Marculescu, Radu

Model Personalization for Human Activity Recognition Proceedings Article

In: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops), pp. 1–7, IEEE 2020.

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