Seminar by Jochen Lang

"Regularization for Unsupervised Learning of Optical Flow" by Jochen Lang

at 9:00

Room F021b

Building F

Laboratoire Hubert Curien

18 rue du Professeur Benoît Lauras

42000 Saint-Etienne

Seminar by Jochen Lang, Université d’Ottawa / VIVA laboratory and the Distributed and Collaborative Virtual Environments Research Laboratory (DISCOVER)


Regularization is an important technique for training deep neural networks. In this paper, we propose a novel shared-weight teacher–student strategy and a content-aware regularization (CAR) module. Based on a tiny, learnable, content-aware mask, CAR is randomly applied to some channels in the convolutional layers during training to be able to guide predictions in a shared-weight teacher–student strategy. CAR prevents motion estimation methods in unsupervised learning from co-adaptation. Extensive experiments on optical flow and scene flow estimation show that our method significantly improves on the performance of the original networks and surpasses other popular regularization methods. The method also surpasses all variants with similar architectures and the supervised PWC-Net on MPI-Sintel and on KITTI. Our method shows strong cross-dataset generalization, i.e., our method solely trained on MPI-Sintel outperforms a similarly trained supervised PWC-Net by 27.9% and 32.9% on KITTI, respectively. Our method uses fewer parameters and less computation, and has faster inference times than the original PWC-Net.

This seminar will be held in French.

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