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Data-driven Methods in Inverse Problems

Time: Thu 2019-10-31 14.00

Location: F3, Lindstedtsvägen26, KTH, Stockholm (English)

Doctoral student: Jonas Adler , Matematik (Avd.)

Opponent: Professor Thomas Pock, Institute of Computer Gaphis and Vision, Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

Supervisor: Ozan Öktem, Strategiskt centrum för industriell och tillämpad matematik, CIAM, Matematik (Avd.)


In this thesis on data-driven methods in inverse problems we introduce several new methods to solve inverse problems using recent advancements in machine learning and specifically deep learning. The main goal has been to develop practically applicable methods, scalable to medical applications and with the ability to handle all the complexities associated with them.

In total, the thesis contains six papers. Some of them are focused on more theoretical questions such as characterizing the optimal solutions of reconstruction schemes or extending current methods to new domains, while others have focused on practical applicability. A significant portion of the papers also aim to bringing knowledge from the machine learning community into the imaging community, with considerable effort spent on translating many of the concepts. The papers have been published in a range of venues: machine learning, medical imaging and inverse problems.

The first two papers contribute to a class of methods now called learned iterative reconstruction where we introduce two ways of combining classical model driven reconstruction methods with deep neural networks. The next two papers look forward, aiming to address the question of "what do we want?" by proposing two very different but novel loss functions for training neural networks in inverse problems. The final papers dwelve into the statistical side, one gives a generalization of a class of deep generative models to Banach spaces while the next introduces two ways in which such methods can be used to perform Bayesian inversion at scale.