Mode Collapse Detection Strategies in Generative Adversarial Networks for Credit Card Fraud Detection


  • Farhat Lamia Barsha Tennessee Tech University
  • William Eberle



A Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) is an artifi- cial intelligence model developed specifically to pro- duce synthetic data that resembles real data by training a generative model and a discriminative model simulta- neously using adversarial training. A GAN can be ex- tensively used for generating replicated data, however, it suffers from several issues, one of which is mode col- lapse. Mode collapse takes place when the generator is unable to capture the complete range of diversity in the target data distribution, resulting in the production of limited and repeating variations of samples. Multiple metrics exist to quantify mode collapse in GANs, al- though no individual metric is capable of consistently providing accurate results. This research focuses on the critical need for accurate mode collapse detection tech- niques in GANs, to strengthen the credit card fraud detection systems. In this work, we utilize a GAN to generate numerical data instead of image data. Our ap- proach utilizes a wide range of measures, such as Gener- ator and Discriminator Loss, Wasserstein Distance, pre- cision, recall, and visualization tools, to provide a com- prehensive framework for detecting mode collapse. In addition, we introduce an alert mechanism that identi- fies possible mode collapse at an early stage, allowing for earlier intervention and modifications to the training process. We have further proposed suggestions regard- ing monitoring and analyzing generator and discrimina- tor loss values to identify potential instances of mode collapse to help the developer optimize GAN training and improve the quality of synthetic data.




How to Cite

Barsha, F. L., & William Eberle. (2024). Mode Collapse Detection Strategies in Generative Adversarial Networks for Credit Card Fraud Detection. The International FLAIRS Conference Proceedings, 37(1).