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Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 | 17:00 | Economics Discovery Hub

Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Tuesdays 17:00 - 18:30 
Starting date: 20 March 2018
Finishing date: 10 April 2018
Duration: 4 lessons
Course instructor: Pablo Maldonado

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In this course we will dig into the most exciting technology around: deep learning. We will train neural networks in small data to teach you the basics to get you started developing your own applications.


  • Solid knowledge of Python and machine learning (supervised/unsupervised learning fundamentals).
  • The Anaconda distribution for Python 3 should be installed and working on your computer, as well as the keras and tensorflow libraries.


  • Image classification.
  • Transfer Learning.
  • Deep Learning for NLP and text. Sequential prediction.

Practical assignment:

  • During the last lecture you will solve a case study end-to-end and present your results.

Participants who attend at least 75% of the sessions will obtain a Certificate of Attendance issued by CERGE-EI.

About the facilitator:

Pablo Maldonado
Pablo earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the Universite Paris VI - Pierre et Marie Curie in France. He is currently a data science consultant and lecturer at the Czech Technical University in Prague. Previously, he worked for O2 Czech Republic and PricewaterhouseCoopers as a data scientist, and lectured in two Mexican universities. In his spare time, Pablo enjoys cooking and improving his salsa and drumming skills.

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