Async-RED: A Provably Convergent Asynchronous Block Parallel Stochastic Method using Deep Denoising PriorsDownload PDF

Sep 28, 2020 (edited Feb 11, 2021)ICLR 2021 SpotlightReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: Regularization by denoising, Computational imaging, asynchronous parallel algorithm, Deep denoising priors
  • Abstract: Regularization by denoising (RED) is a recently developed framework for solving inverse problems by integrating advanced denoisers as image priors. Recent work has shown its state-of-the-art performance when combined with pre-trained deep denoisers. However, current RED algorithms are inadequate for parallel processing on multicore systems. We address this issue by proposing a new{asynchronous RED (Async-RED) algorithm that enables asynchronous parallel processing of data, making it significantly faster than its serial counterparts for large-scale inverse problems. The computational complexity of Async-RED is further reduced by using a random subset of measurements at every iteration. We present a complete theoretical analysis of the algorithm by establishing its convergence under explicit assumptions on the data-fidelity and the denoiser. We validate Async-RED on image recovery using pre-trained deep denoisers as priors.
  • One-sentence Summary: Our work develops a novel deep-regularized asynchronous parallel method with provable convergence guarantees for solving large-scale inverse problems.
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