Deep Learning




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5 days


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Course Description

This course is intended for developers who are considering a transition to Data Science or for technical Analysts who are willing to do their first steps in advanced Machine Learning.

 The dynamic of this course contemplates both theoretical content explanation and practical activities. The main goal is to introduce complex Deep Learning algorithms to participants, and help them implement state of the art solutions in different scenarios guided by the instructor.


Analysts/Developers with at least 1 year of programming experience (Ideally, also experience in Python) and intermediate Statistics/Analytics knowledge.

Course Outline

Day 1

Course Introduction:

  • Presentation
  • Outline
  • Course Dynamic

What is Deep Learning?

  • Introduction and main concepts
  • History recap
  • Machine Learning vs Deep Learning
  • Applications

Bias-variance trade-off

  • Underfitting
  • Overfitting

Overview of main Python libraries to be used

  • Numpy
  • Pandas
  • TensorFlow + Keras
  • Pytorch

About Python/Jupyter

  • Possibilities to run scripts online
  • Google Colab
  • GPU vs CPU

Perceptrons and Single Layer Network: Theory

  • 1-D Perceptron
  • Multidimensional input
  • Weights and biases in matrix notation

Perceptrons and Single Layer Network: Praxis

  • Classification Problem

Day 2

Artificial Neural Networks

  • Connecting Perceptrons
  • Network Architectures
  • Forward Propagation and Batch Normalization

Gradient Descent and Backpropagation

  • Loss function
  • SGD vs ADAM
  • Dropout and Early Stopping for Regularization

Data augmentation

  • Rotations
  • Translation
  • Noise

Convolutional Neural Networks: Theory

  • Convolution as a operator

Convolutional Neural Networks: Praxis

  • Using CNN’s for handwriting digit recognition

Day 3

Reinforcement Learning

  • Supervised, Unsupervised vs Reinforcement Learning
  • Agents, Environment, State, Actions, Rewards
  • Model Constraints
  • Markov Chains
  • Case Study: Traveling Salesman Problem

Deep Reinforcement Learning Algorithms

  • Policy Learning
  • Q-learning
  • Exploration vs. Exploitation

Deep Q-Learning: Theory

Deep Q-Learning: Praxis


Day 4

Natural Language Processing

  • Use cases
  • Lemmatisation
  • Tokenisation

Tuning big Neural Networks

  • Learning Rate
  • Batch Size
  • Gradient checkpoint

Sentiment Analysis

  • Case of study

Text Generation: Theory

  • Transformers Networks

Text Generation: Praxis

  • Training and using GPT-2


Day 5

Recurrent Neural Networks

  • Network Structure
  • Sequential Data
  • Time series
  • Vanishing / Exploding gradient problem

Long Short Term Memory

  • Hidden states
  • Cell functioning

Course close-up: Questions, suggestions, etc.


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