QIP Sponsored
SHORT TERM COURSE 
on
Deep Learning: Theory & Practice

December 12 – 17, 2018

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi – 221005, U.P. , India

Email: 
dl.qip2018.iitbhu@gmail.com



BACKGROUND

Deep learning is a new area of Machine Learning research. Deep Learning has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals i.e. Artificial Intelligence. Deep learning is one of today's most rapidly growing technologies, lying at the intersection of computer science and statistics, and at the core of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent progress in deep learning has been driven both by the development of new learning algorithms and theory and by the ongoing explosion in the availability of online data and low-cost computation. Deep learning architectures such as deep neural networks, deep belief networks and recurrent neural networks have been applied to fields including computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, audio recognition, social network filtering, machine translation, bioinformatics and drug design. Each of these domains has great research potential. This course includes both theoretical lectures and hands on practice sessions on topics related to deep learning to teach and do research in this emerging field of study.


COURSE CONTENTS

The topics that are going to be covered are as follows:

1. Deep Feedforward Networks
2. Regularization for Deep Learning
3. Optimization for Training Deep Models
4. Convolutional Networks
5. Sequence Modeling: Recurrent & Recursive Nets
6. Practical Methodology
7. Reinforcement Learning and Planning
8. Deep Learning Research
9. Applications of Deep Learning


COURSE MATERIAL

Each registered participant will be provided with a set of comprehensive lecture notes.


ABOUT IIT (BHU)

Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (commonly known as IIT (BHU), Varanasi) is a public engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. It was designated an Indian Institute of Technology in 2012. IIT (BHU), Varanasi has fourteen departments and three interdisciplinary schools.


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Limited number of Participants from AICTE recognized engineering institutions will be eligible for to and fro railway fare via shortest route in III AC class and free lodging and boarding within the Institute campus during course period. Candidates attending the course in full only will be eligible for TA and DA.


FACULTY

Faculty members from IIT (BHU), eminent professors  from other IITs/ premier Organization & distinguished researchers from Industries will deliver lectures.


HOW TO REACH

iitbhu.ac.in/newadmission/mapsanddirections.htm
In case of any queries / additional information, please contact the Course Coordinators or Student Volunteer.


BOARDING & LODGING

Boarding and lodging facilities will be provided to selected candidates from AICTE approved institutions in the Institute Guest House. Additionally, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided to the participants during the course.


ELIGIBILITY

The course is open to teachers of Engineering Colleges  and a few polytechnics approved by AICTE. No course  is charged for participants sponsored by AICTE approved institutions.


SELECTION CRITERIA

Since we are not going to have more than 40 participants (maximum sponsored seats), selection will be on the first-come-first-serve basis till the last seat left if the participant's application fulfills all the norms of attending a AICTE QIP STC course.


APPLICATION FORM Download(pdf) (on or before 10 November, 2018)
GOOGLE FORM  Link  (on or before 10 November, 2018)


IMPORTANT DATES

 Last date of application submission by email and filling Google Form
(email scanned copy of application form with sponsorship form and caution deposit)
 10 November, 2018
 Intimation of Selection  15 November, 2018
 Last date of receiving hard copy
(Caution deposit with Application Form)
 14 November, 2018

The participants have to send a demand draft for Rs. 1000/- drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favour of QIP, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, payable at Varanasi, as a caution deposit for confirmation of their participationThe caution-money will be returned back only if the participant attend the course.

Interested candidates should mail an advance copy of  the application duly countersigned by the Head of the  Department/ Controlling Officer (for sponsored candidate) to avoid any procedural delay at dl.qip2018.iitbhu@gmail.com with subject line "QIP STC DL 2018 Application" on or before 10 November, 2018.



COURSE COORDINATOR(S)

Dr. Tanima Dutta, Dept. of CSE
Prof. K. K. Shukla, Dept. of CSE
Dr. Hari Prabhat Gupta, Dept. of CSE

  
CONTACT DETAILS

The duly signed application form and sponsorship form with caution deposit should be sent to the following address on or before 10 October, 2018:

        Dr. Tanima Dutta
        Course Coordinator: QIP STC on DL
        Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
        Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi,
        Varanasi - 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India
        Email: dl.qip2018.iitbhu@gmail.com


STUDENT VOLUNTEER

Ramakant Kumar (PhD Student) (Mobile: +91-7274837756)

** For any other queries, please feel free to mail to Dr. Tanima Dutta at tanima.cse@iitbhu.ac.in with subject line "QIP STC DL 2018".

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & MAINTENANCE

Nitika Nigam (PhD Student)




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