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Yu Sun, Zihui Wu, Brendt Wohlberg and Ulugbek S. Kamilov, "Scalable Plug-and-Play ADMM with Convergence Guarantees", IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging, vol. 7, doi:10.1109/TCI.2021.3094062, pp. 849--863, Jul 2021


Plug-and-play priors (PnP) is a broadly applicable methodology for solving inverse problems by exploiting statistical priors specified as denoisers. Recent work has reported the state-of-the-art performance of PnP algorithms using pre-trained deep neural nets as denoisers in a number of imaging applications. However, current PnP algorithms are impractical in large-scale settings due to their heavy computational and memory requirements. This work addresses this issue by proposing an incremental variant of the widely used PnP-ADMM algorithm, making it scalable to large-scale datasets. We theoretically analyze the convergence of the algorithm under a set of explicit assumptions, extending recent theoretical results in the area. Additionally, we show the effectiveness of our algorithm with nonsmooth data-fidelity terms and deep neural net priors, its fast convergence compared to existing PnP algorithms, and its scalability in terms of speed and memory.

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author = {Yu Sun and Zihui Wu and Brendt Wohlberg and Ulugbek S. Kamilov},
title = {Scalable Plug-and-Play ADMM with Convergence Guarantees},
year = {2021},
month = Jul,
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journal = {IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging},
volume = {7},
doi = {10.1109/TCI.2021.3094062},
pages = {849--863}