Matthias J. Ehrhardt

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About me

I am a Prize Fellow at the Institute for Mathematical Innovation, University of Bath. My research lies in the interface of optimization, inverse imaging problems and machine learning where I develop algorithms that are efficient enough for large-scale applications with proven convergence guarantees and robustness. My work bridges mathematical theory to various applications including medical imaging, biology and geophysics. My collaborators have a variety of backgrounds and include mathematicians, computer scientists, physicists, geophysicists and medical doctors.

Generally, I am interested in inverse problems, non-smooth / (non-)convex / stochastic optimization, sparsity, and signal and image processing in particular application of these techniques to medical imaging.

Short Bio: I was a post-doctoral research associate in the Cambridge Image Analysis group at the Department for Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge from 2016-2018. Previously I have been with the Centre for Inverse Problems and the Centre for Medical Image Computing at the University College London (UCL). I obtained my PhD from UCL in 2015 and my Diploma (Masters) from the University of Bremen, Germany in 2012.

Matthias J. Ehrhardt

m.ehrhardt@bath.ac.uk

Office: 6 West, 1.08
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7JU
United Kingdom

News
11/2018 Our paper on "Incorporating Structural Prior Information and Sparsity into EIT using Parallel Level Sets" got accepted for "Inverse Problems and Imaging". This is joint work with Ville Kolehmainen (Finland) and Simon Arridge (UK).
10/2018 Evelyn Cueva from the University of Chile, Santiago, Chile is visiting us for 5 months.
10/2018 SIAM Optimization has now published our paper on Stochastic Primal-Dual Hybrid Gradient Algorithm with Arbitrary Sampling and Imaging Applications.
09/2018 I started my new position at the University of Bath as a Prize Fellow of the Institute for Mathematical Innovation.
08/2018 New arxiv preprint available on Faster PET Reconstruction with Non-Smooth Priors by Randomization and Preconditioning. This is an all UK collaboration with Pawel Markiewicz from UCL and Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb from Cambridge.
08/2018 Our paper on Stochastic Primal-Dual Hybrid Gradient Algorithm with Arbitrary Sampling and Imaging Applications has been accepted for publication at SIAM Optimization.
07/2018 A new preprint on A geometric integration approach to nonsmooth, nonconvex optimisation is now available on arXiv. This is joint work with Erlend Riis, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb from Cambridge, UK and Reinout Quispel from Melbourne, Australia.
07/2018 A python implementation of the Stochastic Primal-Dual Hybrid Gradient Algorithm (SPDHG), see arXiv, is now available on github.
07/2018 A new paper on Enhancing joint reconstruction and segmentation with non-convex Bregman iteration is out.
05/2018 New preprint available on A geometric integration approach to smooth optimisation: Foundations of the discrete gradient method.
04/2018 The Stochastic Primal-Dual Hybrid Gradient Algorithm (SPDHG) which was first proposed and analysed in arXiv is now available as part of ODL on [github].
03/2018 I accepted an offer to become a prize fellow with the Institute for Mathematical Innovation at the University of Bath. I am very excited to join them in September 2018.
03/2018 Our paper Blind image fusion for hyperspectral imaging with the directional total variation has been accepted for publication in Inverse Problems.
News archive:
2017
12/2017 Our paper on Fast Quasi-Newton Algorithms for Penalized Reconstruction in Emission Tomography and Further Improvements via Preconditioning has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.
12/2017 The software that accompanies our arxiv preprint Blind Image Fusion for Hyperspectral Imaging with the Directional Total Variation is now available on github and gitcam.
12/2017 New paper Choose Your Path Wisely: Gradient Descent in a Bregman Distance Framework is now available.
11/2017 Our paper on NiftyPET: A High-Throughput Software Platform for High Quantitative Accuracy and Precision PET Imaging and Analysis has been accepted for publication in the journal of Neuroinformatics.
10/2017 New paper out on Blind Image Fusion for Hyperspectral Imaging with the Directional Total Variation.
08/2017 A new preprint on Faster PET Reconstruction with a Stochastic Primal-Dual Hybrid Gradient Method is available. I presented it today at SPIE Optics+Photonics: Wavelets and Sparsity XVII in San Diego, USA. The official conference proceedings paper is available here.
06/2017 New paper out on Stochastic Primal-Dual Hybrid Gradient Algorithm with Arbitrary Sampling and Imaging Applications available on arXiv. This is joint work with Antonin Chambolle, Peter Richtárik and Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb.
06/2017 I will be giving a lecture course on Inverse Problems with Lukas Lang in spring 2018 as part of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge.
2016
12/2016 Our preprint on Gradient descent in a generalised Bregman distance framework is available on arXiv.
12/2016 Call for papers for the special issue in Inverse Problems on Joint Reconstruction and Multi-Modality/Multi-Spectral Imaging, guest editors: Simon Arridge, Martin Burger and myself.
10/2016 I am giving a lecture course on Inverse Problems in Imaging which is a Part III course of the Mathematical Tripos at the University of Cambridge.
10/2016 I have joined Jesus College, Cambridge as a senior member (College Post Doctoral Associate).
06/2016 On my way to Oxford where we organize a session at the European Summer School in Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Crime and Image Processing on Inverse Problems in Imaging.
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