Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-780: Intro to Deep Learning Part I




This course is a first mini in which we introduce the basic concepts of deep learning for engineers. It is intended as an alternative to the full-term Introduction to Deep Learning course, 18-786. ***Students may not switch between 18-786 and 18-780 after the Add Deadline*** Neural networks have increasingly taken over various AI/ML tasks, and currently produce the state of the art in many tasks ranging from computer vision and planning for self-driving cars to playing computer games. Basic knowledge of NNs, known currently in the popular literature as "deep learning, familiarity with various formalisms, and knowledge of tools, is now an essential requirement for any researcher or developer in most AI and NLP fields. This course is a broad introduction to the field of neural networks and their "deep" learning formalisms. This mini focuses on the development of neural network theory and design through time, and the basic ideas underlying them including network architectures, loss functions, and optimization techniques. Students will complete two assignments and one pre-set project.

Last Modified: 2024-01-19 12:53PM

Current session:

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Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2024