Summer Workshop on 
Machine Learning and Deep Learning 
for Computer Vision

             May 18th - July 16th, 2018

                  Department of Computer Science and Engineering
                  Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi
               Email: swmdc2018.cse.iitbhu

BACKGROUND: Machine 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. 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. Recent progress in machine learning and deep learning has been driven both by the development of new learning algorithms and theory and by the on-going explosion in the availability of online data and low-cost computation. Supervised learning, reinforcement learning, deep neural 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 60 days workshop includes project work on topics related to machine learning, deep learning, and its application in computer vision and pattern recognition.

Project topics are as follows: 

  1.  Machine Learning
  2.  Supervised, Semi-supervised and Reinforcement learning
  3.  Convolutional Networks
  4.  Deep Learning
  5.  Regularization and Optimization Algorithms
  6.  Sequence Modelling: Recurrent and Recursive Nets
  7.  Applications in Computer Vision
  8.  Applications in Pattern Recognition
  9.  Application in Multimedia Security 
  10.  Application in Data Science

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 14 departments and three interdisciplinary schools. 

HOW TO REACH: In case of any queries/additional information, please contact the Course Coordinator.


 Last date for submission by email (
(Scanned copy of application form and DD)
  14 April 2018
 Last date of receiving the hard copy (DD with application form)  16 April 2018
 Intimation of Selection (First List)  12 April 2018
 Intimation of Selection (Second List)  18 April 2018

BOARDING AND LODGING: Boarding and lodging facilities may be provided to a limited number of participants (only for the students from any institution) in student hostels (sharing mode) on the self-payment basis (along with the registration fee) for 18-20 May'18 "Induction Program" and 14-16 July'18 "Valedictory Program". However, the participant can extend his/her stay in the hostel for the complete duration of the workshop on the self-payment basis (Rs. 100/- per day) in sharing mode by making payment during Induction.

PROJECT DETAILS: The participants have to complete a project in any of the relevant topics in a group of about 3-5 members. On successful completion of the project, the participant will be awarded the certificate. There will be a three days Induction programme on 18-20 May 2018 where projects will be assigned to every group. Groups will be decided during Induction programme. Intermediate evaluation will be done on every alternate Saturdays i.e 2nd, 16th and 30th June 2018. The final evaluation and certificate distribution will be done on 14-16 July 2018. Participants should carry their own laptop with installed OS Ubuntu 14 or above and Python 3.

ELIGIBILITY: Motivated students, Research Scholar, Engineers from Govt. departments and industries, Faculties from institutions and scientists from research organizations are eligible. Prior knowledge of Machine Learning and Image Processing is Mandatory. They need to pay the course registration fee. The payment is to be made by demand draft (or NEFT) drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favor of "SWMDC2018" IIT (BHU) Varanasi, payable at Varanasi. 


 Name of Bank  State Bank of India
 Branch  IT (BHU)
 Account Name  SWMDC2018
 Account Number  37619932097
 IFSC Code  SBIN0011445

 A Students Rs. 6800/-


  Rs. 10800/-

Scientists/Engineers/Managers from Industry/ 

R&D Labs/Govt. Organizations

  Rs. 15000/-
 E Student Registration with  Accommodation during Induction (18-20 May 2018) and Valedictory (14-16 July 2018) Programs
Rs. 7600/-

Interested candidates should mail with subject line "SWMDC2018" an advance (scan) copy of the application form and demand draft up to date 10th April 2018 at ''''.

APPLICATION FORM: Download (pdf)


The duly filled and signed application form and registration fee details with the subject line "SWMDC2018" should be sent to the following address: 

Dr. Tanima Dutta

Course Coordinator

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, 

Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi


Student Volunteers: 

Randheer Bagi (Ph.D. Scholar)

Nirbhay Kumar Tagore (Ph.D. Scholar)

Shashank Singh (Ph.D. Scholar)