Random Neural Networks with applications to Image Recovery

Stochastics Seminar
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 3:05pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Northeastern University
Neural networks have led to new and state of the art approaches for image recovery. They provide a contrast to standard image processing methods based on the ideas of sparsity and wavelets.  In this talk, we will study two different random neural networks.  One acts as a model for a learned neural network that is trained to sample from the distribution of natural images.  Another acts as an unlearned model which can be used to process natural images without any training data.  In both cases we will use high dimensional concentration estimates to establish theory for the performance of random neural networks in imaging problems.