Sep 23–26, 2019

Deep learning from scratch

Bruno Goncalves (Data For Science, Inc)
9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: 1E 12/13
Secondary topics:  Deep Learning

Who is this presentation for?

  • Data scientists, business analysts, data engineers, and machine learning researchers




Over the past few years, we’ve seen a convergence of two large-scale trends: big data and big compute. The resulting combination of large amounts of data and abundant CPU (and GPU) cycles has brought to the forefront and highlighted the power of neural network techniques and approaches that were once thought to be too impractical.

Deep learning, as this new wave of interest has come to be known, has made impressive and unprecedented progress on applications as diverse as natural language processing, machine translation, computer vision, robotics, etc. You’ll go hands-on to learn the theoretical foundations and principal ideas underlying deep learning and neural networks. Bruno Goncalves provides the code structure of the implementations that closely resembles the way Keras is structured, so that by the end of the course, you’ll be prepared to dive deeper into the deep learning applications of your choice.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience with Python, NumPy and SciPy

Materials or downloads needed in advance

  • A laptop with a scientific Python distribution (such as Anaconda) installed

What you'll learn

  • Implement a subset of the functionality of Keras
  • Learn to work directly with state-of-the-art deep learning libraries in more advanced applications
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Bruno Goncalves

Data For Science, Inc

Bruno Gonçalves is a vice president of data science and finance at JPMorgan Chase. Previously, we was a data science fellow at NYU’s Center for Data Science while on leave from a tenured faculty position at Aix-Marseille Université. Since completing his PhD in the physics of complex systems, he has been pursuing the use of data science and machine learning to study human behavior. Using large datasets from Twitter, Wikipedia, web access logs, and Yahoo! Meme, he studied how we can observe both large-scale and individual human behavior in an obtrusive and widespread manner. The main applications have been to the study of computational linguistics, information diffusion, behavioral change, and epidemic spreading.

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