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A Simple Data Processing Method to Improve Robustness and Uncertainty

A Simple Data Processing Method to Improve Robustness and Uncertainty


We propose AugMix, a data processing technique that mixes augmented images and enforces consistent embeddings of the augmented images, which results in increased robustness and improved uncertainty calibration. AugMix does not require tuning to work correctly, as with random cropping or CutOut, and thus enables plug-and-play data augmentation. AugMix significantly improves robustness and uncertainty measures on challenging image classification benchmarks, closing the gap between previous methods and the best possible performance by more than half in some cases. With AugMix, we obtain state-of-the-art on ImageNet-C, ImageNet-P and in uncertainty estimation when the train and test distribution do not match.


  • torchvision==0.2.2


  1. Install PyTorch and other required python libraries with:

    pip install -r requirements.txt
  2. Download CIFAR-10-C and CIFAR-100-C datasets with:

    mkdir -p ./data/cifar
    curl -O https://zenodo.org/record/2535967/files/CIFAR-10-C.tar
    curl -O https://zenodo.org/record/3555552/files/CIFAR-100-C.tar
    tar -xvf CIFAR-100-C.tar -C data/cifar/
    tar -xvf CIFAR-10-C.tar -C data/cifar/
  3. Download ImageNet-C with:

    mkdir -p ./data/imagenet/imagenet-c
    curl -O https://zenodo.org/record/2235448/files/blur.tar
    curl -O https://zenodo.org/record/2235448/files/digital.tar
    curl -O https://zenodo.org/record/2235448/files/noise.tar
    curl -O https://zenodo.org/record/2235448/files/weather.tar
    tar -xvf blur.tar -C data/imagenet/imagenet-c
    tar -xvf digital.tar -C data/imagenet/imagenet-c
    tar -xvf noise.tar -C data/imagenet/imagenet-c
    tar -xvf weather.tar -C data/imagenet/imagenet-c


Training recipes used in our paper:

WRN: python cifar.py

AllConv: python cifar.py -m allconv

ResNeXt: python cifar.py -m resnext -e 200

DenseNet: python cifar.py -m densenet -e 200 -wd 0.0001

ResNet-50: python imagenet.py <path/to/imagenet> <path/to/imagenet-c>

Pretrained weights

Pretrained weights for ResNet-50 trained with AugMix on ImageNet are available

This model was measured at 66.2 mCE and 77.06% top-1 accuracy.