Models, code, and papers for "Jinyu Yang":

Artificial Intelligence in Intelligent Tutoring Robots: A Systematic Review and Design Guidelines

Feb 26, 2019
Jinyu Yang, Bo Zhang

This study provides a systematic review of the recent advances in designing the intelligent tutoring robot (ITR), and summarises the status quo of applying artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. We first analyse the environment of the ITR and propose a relationship model for describing interactions of ITR with the students, the social milieu and the curriculum. Then, we transform the relationship model into the perception-planning-action model for exploring what AI techniques are suitable to be applied in the ITR. This article provides insights on promoting human-robot teaching-learning process and AI-assisted educational techniques, illustrating the design guidelines and future research perspectives in intelligent tutoring robots.

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Maximal Margin Distribution Support Vector Regression with coupled Constraints-based Convex Optimization

May 05, 2019
Gaoyang Li, Jinyu Yang, Chunguo Wu, Qin Ma

Support vector regression (SVR) is one of the most popular machine learning algorithms aiming to generate the optimal regression curve through maximizing the minimal margin of selected training samples, i.e., support vectors. Recent researchers reveal that maximizing the margin distribution of whole training dataset rather than the minimal margin of a few support vectors, is prone to achieve better generalization performance. However, the margin distribution support vector regression machines suffer difficulties resulted from solving a non-convex quadratic optimization, compared to the margin distribution strategy for support vector classification, This paper firstly proposes a maximal margin distribution model for SVR(MMD-SVR), then implementing coupled constrain factor to convert the non-convex quadratic optimization to a convex problem with linear constrains, which enhance the training feasibility and efficiency for SVR to derived from maximizing the margin distribution. The theoretical and empirical analysis illustrates the superiority of MMD-SVR. In addition, numerical experiments show that MMD-SVR could significantly improve the accuracy of prediction and generate more smooth regression curve with better generalization compared with the classic SVR.

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An Unified Intelligence-Communication Model for Multi-Agent System Part-I: Overview

Nov 25, 2018
Bo Zhang, Bin Chen, Jinyu Yang, Wenjing Yang, Jiankang Zhang

Motivated by Shannon's model and recent rehabilitation of self-supervised artificial intelligence having a "World Model", this paper propose an unified intelligence-communication (UIC) model for describing a single agent and any multi-agent system. Firstly, the environment is modelled as the generic communication channel between agents. Secondly, the UIC model adopts a learning-agent model for unifying several well-adopted agent architecture, e.g. rule-based agent model in complex adaptive systems, layered model for describing human-level intelligence, world-model based agent model. The model may also provide an unified approach to investigate a multi-agent system (MAS) having multiple action-perception modalities, e.g. explicitly information transfer and implicit information transfer. This treatise would be divided into three parts, and this first part provides an overview of the UIC model without introducing cumbersome mathematical analysis and optimizations. In the second part of this treatise, case studies with quantitative analysis driven by the UIC model would be provided, exemplifying the adoption of the UIC model in multi-agent system. Specifically, two representative cases would be studied, namely the analysis of a natural multi-agent system, as well as the co-design of communication, perception and action in an artificial multi-agent system. In the third part of this treatise, the paper provides further insights and future research directions motivated by the UIC model, such as unification of single intelligence and collective intelligence, a possible explanation of intelligence emergence and a dual model for agent-environment intelligence hypothesis. Notes: This paper is a Previewed Version, the extended full-version would be released after being accepted.

* 12 pages, 5 figures, submitted for publications in IEEE Journals Interactive Vesion @ 

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Re-balancing Variational Autoencoder Loss for Molecule Sequence Generation

Oct 01, 2019
Chaochao Yan, Sheng Wang, Jinyu Yang, Tingyang Xu, Junzhou Huang

Molecule generation is to design new molecules with specific chemical properties and further to optimize the desired chemical properties. Following previous work, we encode molecules into continuous vectors in the latent space and then decode the vectors into molecules under the variational autoencoder (VAE) framework. We investigate the posterior collapse problem of current RNN-based VAEs for molecule sequence generation. For the first time, we find that underestimated reconstruction loss leads to posterior collapse, and provide both theoretical and experimental evidence. We propose an effective and efficient solution to fix the problem and avoid posterior collapse. Without bells and whistles, our method achieves SOTA reconstruction accuracy and competitive validity on the ZINC 250K dataset. When generating 10,000 unique valid SMILES from random prior sampling, it costs JT-VAE1450s while our method only needs 9s. Our implementation is at

* 8 pages 

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MemGuard: Defending against Black-Box Membership Inference Attacks via Adversarial Examples

Sep 26, 2019
Jinyuan Jia, Ahmed Salem, Michael Backes, Yang Zhang, Neil Zhenqiang Gong

In a membership inference attack, an attacker aims to infer whether a data sample is in a target classifier's training dataset or not. Specifically, given a black-box access to the target classifier, the attacker trains a binary classifier, which takes a data sample's confidence score vector predicted by the target classifier as an input and predicts the data sample to be a member or non-member of the target classifier's training dataset. Membership inference attacks pose severe privacy and security threats to the training dataset. Most existing defenses leverage differential privacy when training the target classifier or regularize the training process of the target classifier. These defenses suffer from two key limitations: 1) they do not have formal utility-loss guarantees of the confidence score vectors, and 2) they achieve suboptimal privacy-utility tradeoffs. In this work, we propose MemGuard, the first defense with formal utility-loss guarantees against black-box membership inference attacks. Instead of tampering the training process of the target classifier, MemGuard adds noise to each confidence score vector predicted by the target classifier. Our key observation is that attacker uses a classifier to predict member or non-member and classifier is vulnerable to adversarial examples. Based on the observation, we propose to add a carefully crafted noise vector to a confidence score vector to turn it into an adversarial example that misleads the attacker's classifier. Our experimental results on three datasets show that MemGuard can effectively defend against membership inference attacks and achieve better privacy-utility tradeoffs than existing defenses. Our work is the first one to show that adversarial examples can be used as defensive mechanisms to defend against membership inference attacks.

* To appear in CCS'19 

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