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Deep Learning Conf 2016

A conference on deep learning.

Deep Learning is a new area of research that is getting us closer in achieving one of the primary objectives of Machine Learning – Artificial Intelligence.
It is used widely in the fields of Image Recognition, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Video Classification.

Format

Deep Learning Conf is a single day conference followed by workshops on the second day. The conference will have full, crisp and lightning talks from morning to evening. The workshops on the next day will introduce participants to neural networks followed by two tracks of three-hour workshops on NLP and Computer Vision / AI. Participants can join either one of the two workshop tracks.

Tracks

We are looking for talks and workshops from academics and practitioners of Deep Learning on the following topics:

  • Applications of Deep Learning in software.
  • Applications of Deep Learning in hardware.
  • Conceptual talks and cutting edge research on Deep Learning.
  • Building businesses with Deep Learning at the core.

We are inviting proposals for:

  • Full-length 40 minute talks.
  • Crisp 15-minute talks.
  • Lightning talks of 5 mins duration.

Selection process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. Along with your proposal, you must share the following details:

  • Links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your past speaking experience.
  • Blog posts you may have written related to your proposal.
  • Outline of your proposed talk – either in the form of a mind map or a text document or draft slides.

If your proposal involves speaking about a library / tool / software that you intend to open source in future, the proposal will be considered only when the library / tool / software in question is made open source.

We will notify you about the status of your proposal within two-three weeks of submission.

Selected speakers have to participate in one-two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you prepare for speaking at the conference.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek will provide a grant to cover part of your travel and accommodation in Bangalore. Grants are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer).

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.

Key dates and deadlines

  • Proposal submission deadline: 31 May 2016
  • Schedule announcement: 15 June 2016
  • Conference dates: 1 July 2016

Venue

CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

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Nischal HP

Nischal HP

Introduction to Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing

This workshop will provide an introduction to deep learning for natural language processing (NLP). It will cover some of the common deep learning architectures, describe advantages and concerns, and provide hands-on experience. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 29 Apr 2016
Workshop Intermediate

pradyumna reddy

Residual Learning and Stochastic Depth in Deep Neural Networks

The talk will introduce Deep Residual Learning and provide an in depth idea of how Residual Networks work. It will also cover stochastic depth method which helps to increase the depth of residual networks beyond 1200 layers. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 06 May 2016
Crisp talk Intermediate

Arjun Jain

Joint Training of a Convolutional Network and a Graphical Model for Human Pose Estimation

We propose a new hybrid architecture that consists of a deep Convolutional Network and a Markov Random Field. We show how this architecture is successfully applied to the challenging problem of articulated human pose estimation in monocular images. The architecture can exploit structural domain constraints such as geometric relationships between body joint locations. We show that joint training o… more
  • 1 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 11 May 2016
Crisp talk Advanced

Anuj Gupta Proposing

Debugging DeepNets - practitioners black book

Secret Sauce to Building production quality Deep Nets more
  • 0 comments
  • Cancelled
  • 13 May 2016
Full talk Advanced

Aakanksha Bapna

Automated Interior Designing using Bayesian networks

I’ll be presenting about an almost completely automated intelligent system that produces realistic and aesthetically appealing interior designs for homes. The particularly striking feature of our system is that it generates multiple plausible options for an empty room. The relationships between different elements of a room and items placed in the room are represented as Bayesian networks. The cau… more
  • 1 comments
  • Cancelled
  • 16 May 2016
Crisp talk Intermediate

Anand Chandrasekaran

Deep learning: A convoluted overview with recurrent themes and beliefs.

The data needed to represent the world around is daunting. But somehow, we need to capture a lot of that information explicitly or implicitly to create ‘intelligent’ machines. It was formerly believed that explicitly capturing all this information would give rise to Artificial Intelligence through clever programming. But with every passing decade, despite the rise in computational power, this onl… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 21 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Vijay Gabale

Deep Dive Into Building Chat-bots Using Deep Learning

There has been growing interest on shedding boring and cumbersome “search and get thousand results” interface to move towards a “conversational” interface to ease the reception of deluge of information in various web and mobile applications. While a naive search bar that simplified information extraction and delivery of web pages was the rage in early 2000s, exponential increase in data and infor… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 23 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Abhishek Narain

Events Build Build 2016 Microsoft Cognitive Services: Build smarter and more engaging experiences

With Microsoft’s Cognitive Services, you can build smarter and more engaging experiences that bring the knowledge of the web right into the experience, while interacting with users in a natural way, and across multiple languages. In this session, we will show how the capabilities of these intelligent services can be integrated into your experiences with just a few lines of code, so your users can… more
  • 0 comments
  • Rejected
  • 23 May 2016
Full talk Beginner

Anuj Gupta

Activations, Objectives and Optimisers - Nuts & Bolts of a DeepNet

Building a good Deep Network is not an easy task. From the architecture of the network to various parameters - each choice is very crucial as it has a huge bearing on the performance (both accuracy and efficiency) of the DeepNet. Of these, three important component any practitioner must choose are : which Activation function, Loss/Objective Function and Optimiser to use ? more
  • 0 comments
  • Rejected
  • 24 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Anuj Gupta

Building DeepNets using Keras

In todays world many ML teams have started to look towards DeepNets as potential models to build intelligent system. While DeepNets hold lot of promise, building them from scratch can be very time consuming. What is needed is elaborate library that will facilitate quick experimentation. Thats where Keras comes handy. Its moto is - “Being able to go from idea to result with the least possible dela… more
  • 0 comments
  • Waitlisted
  • 24 May 2016
Workshop Intermediate

Suthirth Vaidya

Challenges & Implications of Deep Learning in Healthcare

Deep Learning has made leaps and bounds in several industries around us – products ranging from self-driving cars, voice assistants, fashion recognition engines and enterprise bots are no longer science fiction ideas. Despite the advances in several industries, intelligence in healthcare has seen limited penetration. Other than the giants of IBM, few have taken up building intelligent healthcare … more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 24 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Utkarsh Sinha

Learning to play games / Deep Reinforcement Learning

Supervised and unsupervised learning techniques are relatively well understood in deep learning - Reinforcement learning is a new kind of learning that uses experience and interaction with the environment to make sense of the world around it. more
  • 0 comments
  • Shortlisted
  • 26 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Sunita John

Deep Learning with MATLAB : Real-time Object Recognition and Transfer Learning

Deep learning is now within reach for anyone to use! We will explore real-world applications of deep learning by showing demos of transfer learning and real-time object recognition. Deep learning models can be difficult to train, evaluate and compare. In this session we will explore how MATLAB addresses the most common challenges such as handling large sets of images and retraining existing netwo… more
  • 0 comments
  • Cancelled
  • 26 May 2016
Crisp talk Intermediate

Rajarshee Mitra

Sequence learning

The proposed talk aims to provide a thorough explanation of language modelling (word and sentence embeddings), application of RNN, LSTMs to text - predicting text, mapping sentence to sentence, chatbots. more
  • 0 comments
  • Rejected
  • 29 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Vivek Gandhi

Debugging deep nets

Deep learning networks are typically large neural networks with very complex designs containing millions of neurons . The number of parameters to be learned in case of these networks is huge. Finding the right set of parameters is a non-trivial task and requires good amount of experience. You can run into all sort of problems such as exploding gradients, infinite losses, overfitting etc. In this … more
  • 1 comments
  • Rejected
  • 29 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Abhishek Thakur

Applied Deep Learning

This talk gives an overview of current advancements in the field of deep learning and neural networks and explains how neural networks can be implemented and used for most of the machine learning problems. more
  • 2 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 29 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Hemant Jain

Deep learning for Image and Feature recognition

With the rapid increase in images in social media and smarter devices, there is a tremendous amount of information waiting to be tapped into. Deep learning’s design makes it a very useful tool in today’s world. Extracting the right features after necessary pre-processing of images is often challenging. This talk will cover important hacks on how to deal with images, transform and extract features… more
  • 2 comments
  • Rejected
  • 30 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Ashish Kumar

Text made Understandable by Machines

Understanding language is a trivial task for humans, but when it comes to mimic that task by machines it doesn’t remain that trivial. For humans, everything(image, text, speech etc.) is in terms for electrical impulses. In the same way for machines, everything is numbers either in the vector form (in the case of text or speech) or matrix form (in the case of images or videos). Deep learning has r… more
  • 2 comments
  • Rejected
  • 31 May 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Suraj Srinivas

Making Deep Neural Networks smaller and faster

Deep neural networks with millions of parameters are at the heart of many state of the art machine learning models today. However, is has been shown that models with much smaller number of parameters can also perform just as well. A smaller model has the advantage of being faster to evaluate and easier to store - both of which are crucial for real-time and embedded / mobile applications. In this … more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 31 May 2016
Crisp talk Intermediate

Nishant Sinha

Slot-Filling in Conversations with Deep Learning

Building conversational assistants which help users get jobs done, e.g., order food, book tickets or buy phones, is a complex task. Your bot needs to understand ambiguous natural language inputs, guess user’s intent and context, extract relevant entities, lookup catalogs, generate responses to elicit more information, build user’s profile and finally create and fulfill orders!! While deep learnin… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 31 May 2016
Crisp talk Intermediate

Sundara R Nagalingam

Recent advancements in Deep Learning techniques using GPUs.

NVIDIA has for long been a pioneer in providing the tools to facilitate deep learning. At the heart of deep learning lies the need to train Deep Neural Networks and then have these DNNs perform complex compute tasks in the shortest possible time. NVIDIA has made huge advances in developing a comprehensive software development kit, aimed at helping developers train DNNs at speeds that keep beating… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 31 May 2016
Sponsored talk Intermediate

Koustubh Sinhal

Object Detection using deep convolutional network

The talk aims to cover the advancements in object detection framework based on convolutional networks. The goal of object category detection is to identify and localize objects of a given type in an image. The main challenge associated with object detection in unconstrained images is to localize the object regardless of its location and scale. I will cover various state of the art methods employe… more
  • 1 comments
  • Rejected
  • 31 May 2016
Crisp talk Advanced

Neeraj Kumar

Deep learning for computational pathology

We strongly believe that the future of not only medical detection and diagnosis but also prognosis and treatment planning will be strongly influenced by pattern recognition and data analysis. Medical imaging will be no different, especially with the advent of techniques such as unsupervised feature extraction and deep learning aided by high performance computing (HPC) in the form of cloud cluster… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 06 Jun 2016
Full talk Intermediate

Arthi Venkataraman

Practical Deep Learning

This session will equip users with knowledge on Deep Learning. At end of session audience should have sufficient knowledge of deep learning networks, where they can be applied and what are the benefits of using the same. They will also get some practical tips on implementing these algorithms. An overview of how we build a a Text classifier using deep learning approach will be given. Results obtai… more
  • 0 comments
  • Submitted
  • 15 Apr 2016
Intermediate

Anand Chandrasekaran

Deep Learning for Computer Vision

One of the fields that have benefited the most from the rise of Deep Learning has been Computer Vision. The goal of this workshop is to have participants go from the basics to tackling a problem that might solve a real world problem. more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 08 Jun 2016
Workshop Intermediate

Jaley Dholakiya

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Expresso - A user-friendly tool for Deep Learning

With a view to provide a user-friendly interface for designing, training and developing deep learning frameworks, we have developed Expresso, a GUI tool written in Python. Expresso is built atop Caffe, the open-source, prize-winning framework popularly used to develop Convolutional Neural Networks. Expresso provides a convenient wizard-like graphical interface which guides the user through variou… more
  • 0 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 11 Jun 2016
Crisp talk Beginner

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The Fifth Elephant - known as one of the best data science and Machine Learning conference in Asia - has transitioned into a year-round forum for conversations about data and ML engineering; data science in production; data security and privacy practices. more