Postponed – 2nd Practical Introduction to Deep Learning Workshop in April 2020

AIMS South Africa will host the 2nd Practical Introduction to Deep Learning Workshop in April 2020. Participants will be introduced to the theory of deep learning and will implement a number of solutions to problems (text/data classification, regression, time-series prediction, audio and image classification).

Target Audience:

Individuals who are familiar with Python programming and want to learn how to apply deep learning to solve a variety of problems. Individuals who are already familiar with deep learning will most likely not gain much knowledge as this will be an introductory workshop. Each day will contain theory and practical sessions. Lectures will be interactive, and participants should be prepared to engage and discuss with the class.

Venue:

AIMS South Africa, Muizenberg, Cape Town

Dates:

6-9th April 2020

  • Tea and lunch will be provided to the participants.
  • Computing resources will be provided on certain days when the laboratory is available. Participants should thus bring their own laptop with Python, Numpy, Jupyter notebook and Keras installed.
  • Internet resources will be provided.
  • Participants will be responsible for their accommodation and travel.
  • Registration fee: None

Workshop instructor:

Dr. Emmanuel Dufourq – currently working on the application of deep learning to ecological problems

Funding:

As part of the capacity development pillar of the Big Data for Development project (funded by the International Development Research Centre – IDRC), AIMS-NEI designed, the Big Data for Development Short Course Program (BD4D-SCP) and training sessions are delivered across the AIMS network, in Rwanda, Senegal and Cameroon and soon in South Africa and Ghana.

It is in this context that the BD4D-SCP budget will cover all costs related to the 2nd Practical Introduction to Deep Learning Workshop that will take place at AIMS South Africa.

Application procedure:

Please apply online
Closing date: 22 March 2020
Queries: dufourq@aims.ac.za
Note: Participants will be responsible for their accommodation and travel. (no travel support is available)