Parthe Pandit and Mojtaba Sahraee, of Professor Allie Fletcher’s research group, received the Jack Keil Wolf Student Paper Award at the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). The IEEE ISIT is the premier conference in information theory, and the paper from Professor Fletcher’s group was selected from over 630 accepted manuscripts.

The paper, “Asymptotics of MAP Inference in Deep Networks” provides a powerful new tool for understanding reconstruction in systems with deep generative networks as priors. Such deep generative models have had enormous practical success in problems with complex data.