2021
Deep Outlier Handling for Image Deblurring
J. Dong and J. Pan
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Volume 30, 2021
Bit Error Robustness for Energy-Efficient DNN Accelerators
D. Stutz, N. Chandramoorthy, M. Hein and B. Schiele
Proceedings of Machine Learning and Systems (MLSys 2021), 2021
(Accepted/in press)
Abstract
Deep neural network (DNN) accelerators received considerable attention in past years due to saved energy compared to mainstream hardware. Low-voltage operation of DNN accelerators allows to further reduce energy consumption significantly, however, causes bit-level failures in the memory storing the quantized DNN weights. In this paper, we show that a combination of robust fixed-point quantization, weight clipping, and random bit error training (RandBET) improves robustness against random bit errors in (quantized) DNN weights significantly. This leads to high energy savings from both low-voltage operation as well as low-precision quantization. Our approach generalizes across operating voltages and accelerators, as demonstrated on bit errors from profiled SRAM arrays. We also discuss why weight clipping alone is already a quite effective way to achieve robustness against bit errors. Moreover, we specifically discuss the involved trade-offs regarding accuracy, robustness and precision: Without losing more than 1% in accuracy compared to a normally trained 8-bit DNN, we can reduce energy consumption on CIFAR-10 by 20%. Higher energy savings of, e.g., 30%, are possible at the cost of 2.5% accuracy, even for 4-bit DNNs.
Spectral Distribution Aware Image Generation
S. Jung and M. Keuper
Thirty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2021
(Accepted/in press)
2020
Implicit Feature Networks for Texture Completion from Partial 3D Data
J. Chibane and G. Pons-Moll
Computer Vision -- ECCV Workshops 2020, 2020
Body Shape Privacy in Images: Understanding Privacy and Preventing Automatic Shape Extraction
H. Sattar, K. Krombholz, G. Pons-Moll and M. Fritz
Computer Vision -- ECCV Workshops 2020, 2020
Abstract
Modern approaches to pose and body shape estimation have recently achieved strong performance even under challenging real-world conditions. Even from a single image of a clothed person, a realistic looking body shape can be inferred that captures a users' weight group and body shape type well. This opens up a whole spectrum of applications -- in particular in fashion -- where virtual try-on and recommendation systems can make use of these new and automatized cues. However, a realistic depiction of the undressed body is regarded highly private and therefore might not be consented by most people. Hence, we ask if the automatic extraction of such information can be effectively evaded. While adversarial perturbations have been shown to be effective for manipulating the output of machine learning models -- in particular, end-to-end deep learning approaches -- state of the art shape estimation methods are composed of multiple stages. We perform the first investigation of different strategies that can be used to effectively manipulate the automatic shape estimation while preserving the overall appearance of the original image.