Detailed info

One-shot Federated Learning for Model Clustering and Learning in Heterogeneous Environments

AuthorsA. Armacki, D. Bajovic, D. Jakovetic and S. Kar
TitleOne-shot Federated Learning for Model Clustering and Learning in Heterogeneous Environments
AbstractWe propose a communication efficient approach for federated learn- ing in heterogeneous environments. The system heterogeneity is reflected in the presence of K different data distributions, with each user sampling data from only one of K distributions. The proposed approach requires only one communication round between the users and server, thus significantly reducing the communication cost. Moreover, the proposed method provides strong learning guarantees in heterogeneous environments, by achieving the optimal mean-squared error (MSE) rates in terms of the sample size, i.e., matching the MSE guarantees achieved by learning on all data points belonging to users with the same data distribution, provided that the number of data points per user is above a threshold that we explicitly characterize in terms of system parameters. Remarkably, this is achieved without requiring any knowledge of the underlying distributions, or even the true number of distributions K. Numerical experiments illustrate our findings and underline the performance of the proposed method.
Year of Publication2022

Key Facts

  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis
  • Institution: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
  • E-mail: 
  • Start: 01.01.2021
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Participating Organisations: 17
  • Number of countries: 12

Get Connected



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under grant agreement No 957337. The website reflects only the view of the author(s) and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.