Monotone Operator Equilibrium Models (monDEQs) represent a class of models combining the powerful deep equilibrium paradigm with convergence guarantees. Further, their inherent robustness to adversarial perturbations makes investigating their certifiability a promising research direction. Unfortunately, existing approaches are either imprecise or severely limited in scalability. In this work, we propose the first scalable \emph{and} precise monDEQ verifier, based on two key ideas: (i) a novel convex relaxation enabling efficient inclusion checks, and (ii) non-trivial mathematical insights characterizing the fixpoint operations at the heart of monDEQs on sets rather than concrete inputs. An extensive evaluation of our verifier on the challenging L-inf perturbations demonstrates that it exceeds state-of-the-art performance in terms of speed (two orders of magnitude) and scalability (an order of magnitude) while yielding 25% higher certified accuracies on the same networks.


@misc{mueller2021monotone, title={Effective Certification of Monotone Deep Equilibrium Models}, author={Mark Niklas Müller and Robin Staab and Marc Fischer and Martin Vechev}, year={2021}, eprint={2110.08260}, archivePrefix={arXiv}, primaryClass={cs.LG}}