Context-aware convolutional neural network over distributed system in collaborative computing

Jinhang Choi, Zeinab Hakimi, Philip W. Shin, Jack Sampson, Vijaykrishnan Narayanan

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As the computing power of end-point devices grows, there has been interest in developing distributed deep neural networks specifically for hierarchical inference deployments on multi-sensor systems. However, as the existing approaches rely on latent parameters trained by machine learning, it is difficult to preemptively select front-end deep features across sensors, or understand individual feature's relative importance for systematic global inference. In this paper, we propose multi-view convolutional neural networks exploiting likelihood estimation. Proof-of-concept experiments show that our likelihood-based context selection and weighted averaging collaboration scheme can decrease an endpoint's communication and energy costs by a factor of 3×, while achieving high accuracy comparable to the original aggregation approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Annual Design Automation Conference 2019, DAC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367257
StatePublished - Jun 2 2019
Event56th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2019 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2019Jun 6 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Conference56th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation


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