Adversarial Robustness for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation

Muhammad Awais, Fengwei Zhou, Hang Xu, Lanqing Hong, Ping Luo, Sung-Ho Bae, Zhenguo Li; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2021, pp. 8568-8577


Extensive Unsupervised Domain Adaptation (UDA) studies have shown great success in practice by learning transferable representations across a labeled source domain and an unlabeled target domain with deep models. However, current work focuses on improving the generalization ability of UDA models on clean examples without considering the adversarial robustness, which is crucial in real-world applications. Conventional adversarial training methods are not suitable for the adversarial robustness on the unlabeled target domain of UDA since they train models with adversarial examples generated by the supervised loss function. In this work, we propose to leverage intermediate representations learned by robust ImageNet models to improve the robustness of UDA models. Our method works by aligning the features of the UDA model with the robust features learned by ImageNet pre-trained models along with domain adaptation training. It utilizes both labeled and unlabeled domains and instills robustness without any adversarial intervention or label requirement during domain adaptation training. Our experimental results show that our method significantly improves adversarial robustness compared to the baseline while keeping clean accuracy on various UDA benchmarks.

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@InProceedings{Awais_2021_ICCV, author = {Awais, Muhammad and Zhou, Fengwei and Xu, Hang and Hong, Lanqing and Luo, Ping and Bae, Sung-Ho and Li, Zhenguo}, title = {Adversarial Robustness for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)}, month = {October}, year = {2021}, pages = {8568-8577} }