Deep Neural Network Structural Vulnerabilities And Remedial Measures
In the realm of deep learning and neural networks, there has been substantial advancement, but the persistent DNN vulnerability to adversarial attacks has prompted the search for more efficient defense strategies. Unfortunately, this becomes an arms race. Stronger attacks are being develops, while more sophisticated defense strategies are being proposed, which either require modifying the model's structure or incurring significant computational costs during training. The first part of the work makes a significant progress towards breaking this arms race. Let’s consider natural images, where all the feature values are discrete. Our proposed metrics are able to discover all the vulnerabilities surrounding a given natural image. Given sufficient computation resource, we are able to discover all the adversarial examples given one clean natural image, eliminating the need to develop new attacks. For remedial measures, our approach is to introduce a random factor into DNN classification process. Furthermore, our approach can be combined with existing defense strategy, such as adversarial training, to further improve performance.
- Doctor of Philosophy
- West Lafayette