--- Early registration deadline: February 24, 2021 ---
DeepLearn 2021 Summer will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants on the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning. Previous events were held in Bilbao, Genova and Warsaw.
Deep learning is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation that provides more efficient algorithms to deal with large-scale data in neurosciences, computer vision, speech recognition, language processing, human-computer interaction, drug discovery, biomedical informatics, healthcare, recommender systems, learning theory, robotics, games, etc. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.
Most deep learning subareas will be displayed, and main challenges identified through 24 four-hour and a half courses and 3 keynote lectures, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.
An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Moreover, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.
Master's students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. Overall, DeepLearn 2021 Summer is addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.
DeepLearn 2021 Summer will take place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the Atlantic Ocean, with a mild climate throughout the year, sandy beaches and a renowned carnival. The venue will be:
3 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another.
Nello Cristianini (University of Bristol), Data, Intelligence and Shortcuts
Petia Radeva (University of Barcelona), Uncertainty Modeling and Deep Learning in Food Analysis
Indrė Žliobaitė (University of Helsinki), Any Hope for Deep Learning in Deep Time?
PROFESSORS AND COURSES: (to be completed)
Ignacio Arganda-Carreras (University of the Basque Country), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning for Bioimage Analysis
Rita Cucchiara (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), [intermediate/advanced] Learning to Understand Humans and Their Behaviour
Thomas G. Dietterich (Oregon State University), [introductory] Machine Learning Methods for Robust Artificial Intelligence
Georgios Giannakis (University of Minnesota), [advanced] Ensembles for Online, Interactive and Deep Learning Machines with Scalability, and Adaptivity
Sergei V. Gleyzer (University of Alabama), [introductory/intermediate] Machine Learning Fundamentals and Their Applications to Very Large Scientific Data: Rare Signal and Feature Extraction, End-to-end Deep Learning, Uncertainty Estimation and Realtime Machine Learning Applications in Software and Hardware
Çağlar Gülçehre (DeepMind), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Reinforcement Learning
Balázs Kégl (Huawei Technologies), [introductory] Deep Model-based Reinforcement Learning
Vincent Lepetit (ENPC ParisTech), [intermediate] Deep Learning and 3D Geometry
Geert Leus (Delft University of Technology), [introductory/intermediate] Graph Signal Processing: Introduction and Connections to Distributed Optimization and Deep Learning
Andy Liaw (Merck Research Labs), [introductory] Machine Learning and Statistics: Better together
Abdelrahman Mohamed (Facebook AI Research), [introductory/advanced] Recent Advances in Automatic Speech Recognition
Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University), [intermediate/advanced] Speech Recognition and Machine Translation: From Statistical Decision Theory to Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks
Lyle John Palmer (University of Adelaide), [introductory/advanced] Epidemiology for Machine Learning Investigators
Jan Peters (Technical University of Darmstadt), [intermediate] Robot Learning
José C. Príncipe (University of Florida), [intermediate/advanced] Cognitive Architectures for Object Recognition in Video
Björn W. Schuller (Imperial College London), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Signal Processing
Sargur N. Srihari (University at Buffalo), [introductory] Generative Models in Deep Learning
Johan Suykens (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning, Neural Networks and Kernel Machines
Gaël Varoquaux (INRIA), [intermediate] Representation Learning in Limited Data Settings
René Vidal (Johns Hopkins University), [intermediate/advanced] Mathematics of Deep Learning
Haixun Wang (Instacart), [introductory/intermediate] Abstractions, Concepts, and Machine Learning
Ming-Hsuan Yang (University of California, Merced), [intermediate/advanced] Learning to Track Objects
An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing the title, authors, and summary of the research to [hidden email] by July 18, 2021.
A session will be devoted to 10-minute demonstrations of practical applications of deep learning in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration and the logistics needed. People participating in the demonstration must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to [hidden email] by July 18, 2021.
Firms searching for personnel well skilled in deep learning will have a space reserved for one-to-one contacts. It is recommended to produce a 1-page .pdf leaflet with a brief description of the company and the profiles looked for to be circulated among the participants prior to the event. People in charge of the search must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to [hidden email] by July 18, 2021.
Emanuele Frontoni (Ancona, co-chair)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, program chair)
Sara Moccia (Ancona)
Sara Morales (Brussels)
Marina Paolanti (Ancona)
Manuel J. Parra-Royón (Granada)
Luca Romeo (Ancona)
David Silva (London, co-chair)
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The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an estimation of the respective demand for each course. During the event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish.
Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration tool disabled when the capacity of the venue will get exhausted. It is highly recommended to register prior to the event.
Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.
Suggestions for accommodation will be available in due time at
A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.