Department of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

  •  Wotao Yin, UCLA
  •  Learning to Optimize: Fixed-Point Network
  •  07/29/2021
  •  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  •  Online (virtual meeting) (Virtual Meeting Link)
  •  Olga Turanova (

Many applications require repeatedly solving a certain optimization problem, each time with new but similar data. “Learning to optimize” or L2O is an approach to develop algorithms that solve these similar problems very efficiently. L2O-generated algorithms have achieved significant success in signal processing and inverse-problem applications. This talk introduces the motivation for L2O and gives a quick overview of different types of L2O approaches for continuous optimization. Then, we will introduce Fixed Point Networks (FPNs), which incorporate fixed-point iterations into deep neural networks and provide abilities such as physics-based inversion, data-driven regularization, encoding hard constraints, and infinite depth. The FPNs are easy to train with a new Jacobian-free back propagation (JFB) scheme.



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