Compressive Sensing via Convolutional Factor Analysis

Xin Yuan, Yunchen Pu, Lawrence Carin

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We solve the compressive sensing problem via convolutional factor analysis, where the convolutional dictionaries are learned {\em in situ} from the compressed measurements. An alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) paradigm for compressive sensing inversion based on convolutional factor analysis is developed. The proposed algorithm provides reconstructed images as well as features, which can be directly used for recognition ($e.g.$, classification) tasks. When a deep (multilayer) model is constructed, a stochastic unpooling process is employed to build a generative model. During reconstruction and testing, we project the upper layer dictionary to the data level and only a single layer deconvolution is required. We demonstrate that using $\sim30\%$ (relative to pixel numbers) compressed measurements, the proposed model achieves the classification accuracy comparable to the original data on MNIST. We also observe that when the compressed measurements are very limited ($e.g.$, $
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalArxiv preprint
StatePublished - Jan 11 2017
Externally publishedYes

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17 pages, 6 figures


  • stat.ML
  • cs.LG


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