University of Innsbruck
Department of Mathematics
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FWF - START project Y760
Optimisation Principles, Models and Algorithms
for Dictionary Learning
Hello creative brains!
No open jobs for now but we will probably start hiring again
once we know whether we have money until '21 and how much (mid'18).
In the meantime enjoy browsing and if this gets you mega-super-motivated
for dictionary learning don't
hesitate to contact us. We can probably still arrange a research visit.
If have you most of the skills in linear algebra,
probability theory and/or functional analysis and all the interest in
dictionary learning but don't have a
master's project yet, come for a chat (msc)!
Finally, if your head is still spinning from the introductory lectures
but you think that messing around with images could be fun, check out our
bachelor projects (bsc)!
||In between holidays, group is driven mad by Karin trying to find the correct cut-off for
adaptive dictionary learning, ie. how to distinguish
between atoms and rubbish in the case of noisy data. Fortunately
after the engineering/cooking approach failed, going
back to theory worked, e.g. we have a criterion and sanity
is preserved!! We are also implementing the better step size
for analysis operator learning and writing up the big paper on
compressed dictionary learning - slowly (compare July entry).
|| Family trip to FoCM
in Barcelona!! While Flavio, Michi and Marie were sweating, Karin's brain finally
reached operating temperature. List of achievements: pretty talk on
adaptive dictionary learning, magic new step size for analysis
operator learning, squeezing promise for help with random
subdictionaries out of Joel (Tropp), realising yet again that
in most talks we know as much as Jon Snow.
Also cervical supercooling is now the official
reason for slow publishing.
|| We (Karin, Flavio and Michi) went to SPARS in Lisbon
to entertain people with
compressed dictionary learning
analysis operator learning, more details here.
On this occasion we also witnessed for the first time in our lives
left-over-cake at a conference, amazing!!!
|| Tinkering with theory for nightmare paper went well, so Karin is
back to tweaking millions of screws to make it work in practice. Flavio
is off to Rennes learning audio
dictionaries. Michi is praying for paper acceptance and dreaming of
the end of his PhD, while Marie is thoroughly enjoying the misery and self-doubt
of her first PhD year.
|| Michi hit the arXiv submit button!
If you can't bear to leave this page to go to arXiv,
the analysis operator learning nightmare paper is also available
here and we even
have a toolbox to play around with!
|| We hosted the
nobody complained so I'd say success! More good news, both our SPARS
abstracts were accepted so we (Flavio, Michi, Karin) are going
Eventful month, congratulations to Marie for successfully defending her MSc thesis
and officially starting the PhD!! Useful side effect, Michi the older kid got
jealous and started to actually write the paper, let's see when we finish.
February - Karin tinkering with theory for her nightmare paper,
Flavio exploding the cluster with simulations, Michi on holidays
in Cuba and Marie putting the finishing touches on her MSc thesis
- nothing much happening - well it is a short month.
|| Hello World!!!
To celebrate the acceptance of the first cofunded
the submission of the first fully funded paper [pdf],
the quasi - completeness of the team and the organisation of our
first workshop [wdi2]....
voila a website!!!