30-31 August 2021
ONLINE
Europe/Helsinki timezone

This course will be delivered as an ONLINE EVENT for remote participation due to the COVID-19 measures enforced by most European governments.

Description

This course gives a practical introduction to deep learning, convolutional and recurrent neural networks, GPU computing, and tools to train and apply deep neural networks for natural language processing, images, and other applications.

The course consists of lectures and hands-on exercises. TensorFlow 2, Keras, and PyTorch  will be used in the exercise sessions. CSC's Notebooks environment will be used on the first day of the course, and the GPU-accelerated Puhti supercomputer on the second day.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants should have the skills and knowledge needed to begin applying deep learning for different tasks and utilizing the GPU resources available at CSC for training and deploying their own neural networks.

Prerequisites

The participants are assumed to have working knowledge of Python and suitable background in data analysis, machine learning, or a related field. Previous experience in deep learning is not required, but the fundamentals of machine learning are not covered on this course.  Basic knowledge of a Linux/Unix environment will be assumed.

Agenda

Day 1, Monday 30.8

  •    09.00 – 11.00 Introduction to deep learning and to Notebooks

  •    11.00 – 12.00 Multi-layer perceptrons

               12:00 - 13:00  Lunch

  •    13.00 – 14.30 Image data and convolutional neural networks

  •    14.30 – 16.00 Text data and recurrent neural networks

Day 2, Tuesday 31.8

  •    09.00 – 10.30 Deep learning frameworks, GPUs, batch jobs

  •    10.30 – 12.00 Image classification exercises

               12:00 - 13:00  Lunch

  •    13.00 – 14.30 Attention and text categorization exercises

  •    14.30 – 16.00 Cloud, using multiple GPUs

Lecturers: 

Markus Koskela (CSC),  Katja Mankinen (CSC), Mats Sjöberg (CSC)

Language:  English
Price:           Free of charge
(2 training days)

REGISTRATION is OBLIGATORY since the details to access the online course will be provided to the registered and accepted attendees only. If you have registered to this course and you are not able to attend, please CANCEL your registration in advance by sending an email to patc@csc.fi

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Europe/Helsinki
ONLINE

FOR ONLY ON-LOCATION COURSES @ CSC

How to reach us

CSC is located in Keilaniemi, Espoo, 10 km west of the Helsinki City Center. Detailed information is available here.

Accommodation

We recommend choosing a hotel close to our premises. The nearest hotel is Radisson Blu Espoo, which is in a walking distance (only 500 m) from CSC. Another hotel close to the venue (1,8 km) is Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden. Other hotels are located in Helsinki downtown with a frequent and fast metro connection to Keilaniemi. Please note, that there are no special rates for participants at any hotels.

If you have any questions, please click on the support link on the left to send an e-mail to the local organizers.