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Uncertainty quantification in Machine Learning for human and automated decision-making

Kajetan Schweighofer (Ph.D. Student)

This project revolves around bridging the gap between the proficiency of ML algorithms in lab settings and their performance in real-world settings. Estimating the uncertainty of the prediction of a model is a central aspect of this, enabling models that are more interpretable and trustworthy. Furthermore, even with good estimates of this quantity, it remains an open question how human users can benefit most from such information. Good uncertainty estimates are also of great interest in autonomous decision-making, especially in Reinforcement Learning settings where outcomes of decisions are observed with delay. Uncertainty estimates can serve various purposes in such settings, ranging from exploration strategies of exploring situations with high uncertainty in outcomes to risk assessment of actions in high stakes applications.

Primary Host: Sepp Hochreiter (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
Exchange Host: Nuria Oliver (ELLIS Alicante Unit Foundation | Institute of Humanity-centric AI)
PhD Duration: 01 March 2022 - 28 February 2025
Exchange Duration: 01 October 2023 - 31 March 2024 - Ongoing