Adversarial Defense via Learning to Generate Diverse Attacks

Yunseok Jang, Tianchen Zhao, Seunghoon Hong, Honglak Lee; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 2740-2749


With the remarkable success of deep learning, Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) have been applied as dominant tools to various machine learning domains. Despite this success, however, it has been found that DNNs are surprisingly vulnerable to malicious attacks; adding a small, perceptually indistinguishable perturbations to the data can easily degrade classification performance. Adversarial training is an effective defense strategy to train a robust classifier. In this work, we propose to utilize the generator to learn how to create adversarial examples. Unlike the existing approaches that create a one-shot perturbation by a deterministic generator, we propose a recursive and stochastic generator that produces much stronger and diverse perturbations that comprehensively reveal the vulnerability of the target classifier. Our experiment results on MNIST and CIFAR-10 datasets show that the classifier adversarially trained with our method yields more robust performance over various white-box and black-box attacks.

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author = {Jang, Yunseok and Zhao, Tianchen and Hong, Seunghoon and Lee, Honglak},
title = {Adversarial Defense via Learning to Generate Diverse Attacks},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}