Title: Reliable Federated Learning for Mobile Networks

Time and Date: August 13, 2021 at 9:00am EDT

Presenter:  Professor Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Venue: https://zoom.us/j/98795139158

Abstract: In this talk, we present an integration of blockchain technology into federated learning for secure and reliable federated learning. The concept of reputation is introduced as a reliable metric for federated learning workers. Based on this metric, a reliable worker selection scheme is proposed for federated learning tasks. Consortium blockchain is
leveraged as a decentralized approach for achieving efficient reputation management of the workers without repudiation and tampering.

Bio: Dusit Niyato is currently a professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are in the areas of wireless and mobile networking and distributed computing. He won the Best Young Researcher Award of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Asia Pacific (AP) and The 2011 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award. Currently, he is serving as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, an area editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (Radio
Management and Multiple Access), an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, IEEE Wireless Communications, and IEEE Network.