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My paper Precision Recall Cover: A Method For Assessing Generative Models with my student Fasil Cheema was accepted to AISTATS 2023. Congratulations Fasil!

My paper Adversarially Robust Learning with Tolerance with Hassan Ashtiani and Vinayak Pathak was accepted to ALT 2023.

Ruth Urner

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Lassonde School of Engineering
York University
Toronto Canada

Email: ruth "at" eecs "dot" yorku "dot" ca
Office: LAS 3016
Phone: 416-736-2100 x70128

Short bio.


My research develops mathematical tools and frameworks for analyzing the possibilities and limitations of automated learning, with a focus on semi-supervised, active and transfer learning. Currently I am particularly interested developing formal foundations for topics relating to societal impacts of machine learning, such as human interpretability and algorithmic fairness.


International teaching activities/teaching at summer schools

Teaching at York

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Top level program committee member/area chair


Refereed conference and journal publications

Workshop Contributions