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Practical Deep Learning

3.5.2023 09:00 +03:00 EEST - 5.5.2023 16:00 +03:00 EEST

CSC Training Facilities

This course gives a practical introduction to deep learning, convolutional and recurrent neural networks, transformer models, GPU computing, and tools to train and apply deep neural networks for natural language processing, images, and other applications.

The course consists of lectures and hands-on exercises. TensorFlow, Keras, and PyTorch will be used in the exercise sessions. CSC's Notebooks environment ( will be used on the first day of the course, and the GPU-accelerated LUMI or Puhti supercomputers on the second day. An optional day 3 about LUMI by AMD is currently being planned. More details coming later.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants should have the skills and knowledge needed to begin applying deep learning for different tasks and utilizing the GPU resources available at CSC for training and deploying their own neural networks.


The participants are assumed to have working knowledge of Python and suitable background in data analysis, machine learning, or a related field. Previous experience in deep learning is not required, but the fundamentals of machine learning are not covered on this course. Basic knowledge of a Linux/Unix environment will be assumed.

Tentative agenda

Day 1, Wednesday 3.5.

- Introduction to deep learning and to Notebooks
- Multi-layer perceptrons
- Image data and convolutional neural networks
- Text data and recurrent and transformers neural networks

Day 2, Thursday 4.5.

- Deep learning frameworks, GPUs, batch jobs
- Image classification exercises
- Attention and text categorization exercises
- Cloud, using multiple GPUs

Day 3, Friday 5.5. (optional, planned)

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Sale ends

Participation at CSC premises

Sale ends 26.4.2023 23:59


Participation remotely via Zoom

Sale ends 26.4.2023 23:59


Event time


3.5.2023 09:00 +03:00 EEST


5.5.2023 16:00 +03:00 EEST

Event location

CSC Training Facilities

Keilaranta 14
02100 Espoo

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