Amortized Variational Compressive Sensing

Aditya Grover, Stefano Ermon

Feb 12, 2018 (modified: Feb 13, 2018) ICLR 2018 Workshop Submission readers: everyone
  • Abstract: The goal of statistical compressive sensing is to efficiently acquire and reconstruct high-dimensional signals with much fewer measurements, given access to a finite set of training signals from the underlying domain being sensed. We present a novel algorithmic framework based on autoencoders that jointly \textit{learns} the acquisition (a.k.a. encoding) and recovery (a.k.a. decoding) functions while implicitly modeling domain structure. Our learning objective maximizes a variational lower bound to the mutual information between the signal and the measurements. Empirically, we show $20-46\%$ improvement in reconstruction accuracies over competing approaches on the MNIST dataset for the same number of measurements.