URSABench: A System for Comprehensive Benchmarking of Bayesian Deep Neural Network Models and Inference methods

Part of Proceedings of Machine Learning and Systems 4 pre-proceedings (MLSys 2022)


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Meet Vadera, Jinyang Li, Adam Cobb, Brian Jalaian, Tarek Abdelzaher, Benjamin Marlin


While deep learning methods continue to improve in predictive accuracy on a wide range of application domains, significant issues remain with other aspects of their performance, including their ability to quantify uncertainty and their robustness. Recent advances in approximate Bayesian inference hold significant promise for addressing these concerns, but the computational scalability of these methods can be problematic when applied to large-scale models. In this paper, we present URSABench (the Uncertainty, Robustness, Scalability, and Accuracy Benchmark), an open-source suite of models, inference methods, tasks and benchmarking tools. URSABench supports comprehensive assessment of Bayesian deep learning models and approximate Bayesian inference methods, with a focus on classification tasks performed both on server and edge GPUs.