September 09, 2019

Unsupervised Domain Adaptation for Design of Robust Sensory Systems

  • Berthouze N.
  • Isopoussu A.
  • Kawsar F.
  • Lane N.
  • Mathur A.

Despite significant advances in the performance of sensory inference models, their poor robustness to changing environmental conditions and hardware remains a major hurdle for widespread adoption. In this paper, we introduce the concept of unsupervised domain adaptation which is a technique to adapt sensory inference models to new domains only using unlabeled data from the target domain. We present two case-studies to motivate the problem and highlight some of our recent work in this space. Finally, we discuss the core challenges in this space that can trigger further ubicomp research on this topic and also lead to interesting discussions at the workshop.

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