EXpectation Propagation LOgistic REgRession (EXPLORER): distributed privacy-preserving online model learning.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We developed an EXpectation Propagation LOgistic REgRession (EXPLORER) model for distributed privacy-preserving online learning. The proposed framework provides a high level guarantee for protecting sensitive information, since the information exchanged between the server and the client is the encrypted posterior distribution of coefficients. Through experimental results, EXPLORER shows the same performance (e.g., discrimination, calibration, feature selection, etc.) as the traditional frequentist logistic regression model, but provides more flexibility in model updating. That is, EXPLORER can be updated one point at a time rather than having to retrain the entire data set when new observations are recorded. The proposed EXPLORER supports asynchronized communication, which relieves the participants from coordinating with one another, and prevents service breakdown from the absence of participants or interrupted communications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, S; Jiang, X; Wu, Y; Cui, L; Cheng, S; Ohno-Machado, L

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 480 - 496

PubMed ID

  • 23562651

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3676314

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-0480

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jbi.2013.03.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States