Section for Cognitive Systems
DTU Compute

02901 Advanced Topics in Machine Learning - Deep Learning

August 24-28, 2015 at the Section for Cognitive Systems, DTU Compute


The course consists of five days (Mon-Friday) of lectures and exercises on key topics in machine learning. This years summer school will focus on deep learning. The course (2.5 ects point) is passed by handing in a small report on one of the topics covered in the course on deep learning. The exercises cover both theoretical, technical programming and application aspects. It will be up to the students to decide on what aspects to focus on in the report. Specific machine learning application examples are used throughout the entire week. For further course details click here.


Technical University of Denmark, DTU Compute, Building 324 rooms 040 and 060


9AM-5PM every day August 24th-28th, 2015


Lectures will be given by invited speakers and staff at the Section for Cognitive Systems.

Confirmed speakers


General understanding of machine learning, statistical modeling, mathematics and computer science. For the course you are required to bring your own laptop computer. The course will use Python, Theano and Lasagne. We highly recommend to go through the installation guide at the end of the course program and install this required software before the course.

Lecture schedule

Click here to download the course programme.

Lars Kai Hansen
Introduction to Neural Networks

Bernd Dammann
Introduction to GPU programming
Anders Boesen Lindbo Larsen
Convnets: Power tools for your computer vision toolbox

Ole Winther
Recurrent Neural Networks

Charles Blundell
Probability & Neural Networks

Tapani Raiko
Combining Supervised and Unsupervised Learning (and the Ladder Network)
Toke Jansen
Machine learning for image editing


Registration is at this point closed. As we anticipate more applicants than we have space for applicants will be selected based on their curriculum vitae (CV). To register please send an email to Wanja Andersen with your CV (maximum 2 pages). The CV has to be received no later than 14th of June. We will notify applicants regarding acceptance to the summer school 19th of June.

For academics (masters and PhD students) there is no registration fee for the course. For all other participants a course fee of DKK 8250 will be charged. Participants are to cover all other costs such as food, accommodation, and travel expenses.

Practical information

For practical information regarding transportation and accommodation click here.

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For further information, please contact:

DTU Compute, Section for Cognitive Systems, Building 321, 1. floor.
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