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Deep Learning - IIT Ropar

Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar and NPTEL via Swayam


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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 tasksINTENDED AUDIENCE:Any Interested LearnersPREREQUISITES: Working knowledge of Linear Algebra, Probability Theory. It would be beneficial if the participants havedone a course on Machine Learning.NOTE: This course videos are created and offered earlier by Prof. Mitesh Khapra, it will be offfered by Prof. Sudarshan Iyengar for the subsequent runs.


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, FeedforwardNeural 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 sharingand 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 ConvolutionalNeural 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

Taught by

Prof. Sudarshan Iyengar



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