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Deep learning Workshop Spring 2018 - NVIDIA at UAB

Deep Learning Workshop - NVIDIA at UAB

The Edge of Chaos,1700 University Blvd. 4th floor, Lister Hill Library Birmingham, AL. 35294

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

PLEASE REGISTER if you are interested in attendin- this helps greatly in our planning.

Session 1: 9.00 a.m.  - 11.00 a.m. : Deep Learning Demystified

Description: Lecture introduces key terminology, use cases from various industries, how deep learning differs from previous algorithmic approach, and how a deep neural network gets trained, optimized, and deployed.


Session 2: 12.30 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.:  Applied Deep Learning

Description: Lecture covers how to apply deep learning to challenging problems, what types of problems benefit most from deep learning, what skills and knowledge is needed to use deep learning, and the characteristics of successful deep learning projects.


Applications of Deep Learning with Caffe, Theano, and Torch


Frameworks: Caffe, Theano, Torch

Description: This lab introduces the rapidly developing technology of deep learning accelerated by GPUs. The course is intended for anyone looking for a fundamental understanding of deep learning.
In this lab, you will learn:

  • The concept of deep learning
  • How the growth of deep learning has improved machine perception tasks including visual perception, speech recognition, and natural language
  • How to choose which software framework best suits your needs


Image Classification with NVIDIA DIGITS

Frameworks: Caffe

Description: This lab shows you how to leverage deep neural networks (DNN) - specifically convolutional neural networks (CNN) - within the deep learning workflow to solve a real-world image classification problem using NVIDIA DIGITS on top of the Caffe framework and the MNIST hand-written digits dataset.

In this lab, you will learn how to: 

  • Architect a Deep Neural Network to run on a GPU
  • Manage the process of data preparation, model definition, model training and troubleshooting
  • Use validation data to test and try different strategies for improving model performance

Please contact Thomas Anthony ( for more information.



Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
UAB IT Research Computing
Description of Organization's Mission: 
HPC services to Campus
Event Access: 
Open to the Public
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