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Introduction to Deep Learning

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16 weeks
2,250 USD
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Course description

Introduction to Deep Learning

This 3-credit-hour, 16-week course covers the fundamentals of deep learning. Students will gain a principled understanding of the motivation, justification, and design considerations of the deep neural network approach to machine learning and will complete hands-on projects using TensorFlow and Keras.

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  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


This course is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or similar. Undergrauadate coursework in probabilistic methods in electrical and computer engineering and linear algebra is recommended before taking this course.

Training content

Module 1: Introduction to Deep Feedforward Networks

    • Gradient-based learning
    • Sigmoidal output units
    • Back propagation

Module 2: Regularization for Deep Learning

    • Regularization strategies
    • Noise injection
    • Ensemble methods
    • Dropout

Module 3: Optimization for Training Deep Models

    • Optimization algorithms: Gradient, Hessian-Free, Newton
    • Momentum
    • Batch normalization

Module 4: Convolutional Neural Networks

    • Convolutional kernels
    • Downsampled convolution
    • Zero padding
    • Backpropagating convolution

Module 5: Recurrent Neural Networks

    • Recurrence relationship & recurrent networks
    • Long short-term memory (LSTM)
    • Back propagation through time (BPTT)
    • Gated and simple recurrent units
    • Neural Turing machine (NTM)

Course delivery details

This course is offered through Purdue University, a partner institute of EdX.

6-9 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$2250
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Justify the development state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms.
  • Make design choices regarding the construction of deep learning algorithms.
  • Implement, optimize and tune state-of-the-art deep neural network architectures.
  • Identify and address the security aspects of state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms.
  • Examine open research problems in deep learning and propose approaches in the literature to tackle them.

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