Deep Learning _ Part 1(IIT Ropar)



Prof. Sudarshan Iyengar

Prof. Sanatan Sukhija

IIT Ropar , Mahindra University, Hyderabad

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Deep Learning has received a lot of attention over the past few years and has been employed successfully by companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook, Twitter etc. to solve a wide range of problems in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing. In this course we will learn about the building blocks used in these Deep Learning based solutions. Specifically, we will learn about feedforward neural networks, convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks and attention mechanisms. We will also look at various optimization algorithms such as Gradient Descent, Nesterov Accelerated Gradient Descent, Adam, AdaGrad and RMSProp which are used for training such deep neural networks. At the end of this course students would have knowledge of deep architectures used for solving various Vision and NLP tasks


 Any Interested Learners


 Working knowledge of Linear Algebra, Probability Theory. It would be beneficial if the participants have done a course on Machine Learning.


Prof. Sudarshan Iyengar, Associate Professor at the CSE at IIT Ropar has a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). An exemplary teacher who has delivered over 350 popular science talks to students of high school and advanced graduate programmes. Dr. Sudarshan has offered more than 100 hours of online lectures with novel teaching methodologies that have reached lakhs of Students. His research interests include Data Sciences, Social Computing, Social Networks, Collective Intelligence, Crowdsourced Technologies and Secure Computation

Prof. Sanatan Sukhija is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Mahindra University, Hyderabad. He earned his Doctorate from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Ropar. Prior to joining Mahindra University, his varied career includes stints at several industries and academic institutions, including, Amazon, Intel, Siemens, HCL, Punjab Engineering College, and the NorthCap University. He works on specific machine learning problems, in particular, transfer learning and domain adaptation. This research area focuses on learning in those domains where the amount of labeled training data is scarce or absent. His other research deals with learning robust deep models for industry/healthcare related problems. His work has led to multiple publications at several top-tier venues (AI Journal, AAAI, IJCAI, ECML-PKDD, IJCNN, WCCI etc.)

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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 3000 + GST

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EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

Week 1 :  (Partial) History of Deep Learning, Deep Learning Success Stories, McCulloch Pitts Neuron, Thresholding Logic, Perceptrons, Perceptron Learning Algorithm
Week 2 :  Multilayer Perceptrons (MLPs), Representation Power of MLPs, Sigmoid Neurons, Gradient Descent, Feedforward Neural Networks, Representation Power of Feedforward Neural Networks
Week 3 :  FeedForward Neural Networks, Backpropagation
Week 4 :  Gradient Descent (GD), Momentum Based GD, Nesterov Accelerated GD, Stochastic GD, AdaGrad, RMSProp, Adam, Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, Eigenvalue Decomposition, Basis
Week 5 :  Principal Component Analysis and its interpretations, Singular Value Decomposition
Week 6 :  Autoencoders and relation to PCA, Regularization in autoencoders, Denoising autoencoders, Sparse autoencoders, Contractive autoencoders
Week 7 :  Regularization: Bias Variance Tradeoff, L2 regularization, Early stopping, Dataset augmentation, Parameter sharing and tying, Injecting noise at input, Ensemble methods, Dropout
Week 8 :  Greedy Layerwise Pre-training, Better activation functions, Better weight initialization methods, Batch Normalization
Week 9 :  Learning Vectorial Representations Of Words
Week 10: Convolutional Neural Networks, LeNet, AlexNet, ZF-Net, VGGNet, GoogLeNet, ResNet, Visualizing Convolutional Neural Networks, Guided Backpropagation, Deep Dream, Deep Art, Fooling Convolutional Neural Networks
Week 11: Recurrent Neural Networks, Backpropagation through time (BPTT), Vanishing and Exploding Gradients, Truncated BPTT, GRU, LSTMs
Week 12: Encoder Decoder Models, Attention Mechanism, Attention over images

Books and References:

Deep Learning, An MIT Press book, Ian Goodfellow and Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville


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