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Tue 10 Nov 2020 01:03 - 01:04 at Virtual room 1 - ML In Practice

Autonomous Driving System (ADS) is one of the most promising and valuable large-scale machine learning (ML) powered systems. Hence, ADS has attracted much attention from academia and practitioners in recent years. Despite extensive study on ML models, it still lacks a comprehensive empirical study towards understanding the ML model roles, peculiar architecture, and complexity of ADS (i.e., various ML models and their relationship with non-trivial code logic). In this paper, we conduct an in-depth case study on Apollo, which is one of the state-of-the-art ADS, widely adopted by major automakers worldwide. We took the first step to reveal the integration of the underlying ML models and code logic in Apollo. In particular, we study the Apollo source code and present the underlying ML model system architecture. We present our findings on how the ML models interact with each other, and how the ML models are integrated with code logic to form a complex system. Finally, we inspect Apollo in a dynamic view and notice the heavy use of model-relevant components and the lack of adequate tests in general.
Our study reveals potential maintenance challenges of complex ML-powered systems and identifies future directions to improve the quality assurance of ADS and general ML systems.

Tue 10 Nov
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01:00 - 01:02
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Research Papers
Zhenpeng ChenPeking University, China, Yanbin CaoPeking University, China, Yuanqiang LiuPeking University, China, Haoyu WangBeijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Tao XiePeking University, Xuanzhe LiuPeking University, China
DOI Pre-print
01:03 - 01:04
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Industry Papers
pengzi Concordia University, Canada, Jinqiu YangConcordia University, Montreal, Canada, Tse-Hsun (Peter) ChenConcordia University, Lei MaKyushu University
DOI
01:05 - 01:06
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Industry Papers
Yu David LiuSUNY Binghamton, USA, Cheng ChenByteDance, China, Ru ZhangMicrosoft Research, Tingting QinMicrosoft Research, China, Xiang JiMicrosoft Research, China, Haoxiang LinMicrosoft Research, Mao YangMicrosoft Research
DOI
01:07 - 01:08
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Industry Papers
Yanjie GaoMicrosoft Research, China, Yu David LiuSUNY Binghamton, USA, Hongyu ZhangUniversity of Newcastle, Australia, lizhengxian Microsoft Research, China, Yonghao ZhuMicrosoft Research, China, Haoxiang LinMicrosoft Research, Mao YangMicrosoft Research
DOI
01:09 - 01:10
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Industry Papers
Alexey SvyatkovskiyMicrosoft, Shao Kun DengMicrosoft Corporation, Shengyu FuMicrosoft, USA, Neel SundaresanMicrosoft Corporation
DOI Pre-print
01:11 - 01:12
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Industry Papers
Jinhan KimKAIST, Jeongil JuHyundai Motor Group, South Korea, Robert FeldtChalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Shin YooKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
DOI Pre-print
01:13 - 01:30
Research Papers
Sidong FengAustralian National University, Australia, Tse-Hsun (Peter) ChenConcordia University, Yanbin CaoPeking University, China, Yanjie GaoMicrosoft Research, China, Zhenpeng ChenPeking University, China, M: Joshua GarciaUniversity of California, Irvine