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Workshop: A Blessing in Disguise: The Prospects and Perils of Adversarial Machine Learning

Adversarially Robust Learning via Entropic Regularization

Gauri Jagatap · Ameya Joshi · Animesh Chowdhury · Siddharth Garg · Chinmay Hegde


In this paper we propose a new family of algorithms, ATENT, for training adversarially robust deep neural networks. We formulate a new loss function that is equipped with an entropic regularization. Our loss considers the contribution of adversarial samples that are drawn from a specially designed distribution that assigns high probability to points with high loss and in the immediate neighborhood of training samples. ATENT achieves competitive (or better) performance in terms of robust classification accuracy as compared to several state-of-the-art robust learning approaches on benchmark datasets such as MNIST and CIFAR-10.

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