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Course Details

 Course Code: ML0120ENv2

 Audience: Anyone interested in Machine Learning, Deep Leaning and TensorFlow

 Course Level: Advanced

 Time to Complete: 10 hours

 Language: English

About the Course

Traditional neural networks rely on shallow nets, composed of one input, one hidden layer and one output layer. Deep-learning networks are distinguished from these ordinary neural networks having more hidden layers, or more depth. These kinds of nets are capable of discovering hidden structures within unlabelled and unstructured data (i.e. images, sound, and text), which constitute a vast majority of data in the world.

TensorFlow is one of the best libraries to implement deep learning. TensorFlow is a software library for numerical computations of mathematical expressions, using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) that flow between them. It was created by Google and tailored for Machine Learning. In fact, it is being widely used to develop solutions with Deep Learning.

In this TensorFlow course, you will be able to learn the basic concepts of TensorFlow, the main functions, operations and the execution pipeline. Starting with a simple “Hello Word” example, throughout the course you will be able to see how TensorFlow can be used in curve fitting, regression, classification and minimization of error functions. This concept is then explored in the Deep Learning world. You will also learn to apply TensorFlow for backpropagation to tune the weights and biases while the Neural Networks are being trained. Finally, the course covers different types of Deep Architectures, such as Convolutional Networks, Recurrent Networks and Autoencoders.

Course Syllabus

  • HelloWorld with TensorFlow
  • Linear Regression
  • Nonlinear Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Activation Functions
  • CNN History
  • Understanding CNNs
  • CNN Application
  • Intro to RNN Model
  • Long Short-Term memory (LSTM)
  • Recursive Neural Tensor Network Theory
  • Recurrent Neural Network Model
  • Applications of Unsupervised Learning
  • Restricted Boltzmann Machine
  • Collaborative Filtering with RBM
  • Introduction to Autoencoders and Applications
  • Autoencoders
  • Deep Belief Network

General Information

  • Self-paced
  • Flexible enrolment
  • Audit multiple times

Recommended Existing Skills

  • Neural Network


  • Python programming
  • Python for Data Science
  • Machine Learning with Python

Course Staff


Saeed Aghabozorgi, PhD.

Saeed Aghabozorgi, PhD. He is a Sr. Data Scientist at IBM with a track record of developing enterprise-level applications that substantially increase clients’ ability to turn data into actionable knowledge. He is a data mining field researcher and expert in developing advanced analytic methods like machine learning and statistical modelling on large datasets.

Course Development Team

Thanks to course developement team, interns and all individuals contributed to the development of this course: Kiran Mantri, Shashibushan Yenkanchi, Jag Rangrej, Naresh Vempala, Walter Gomes, Anita Vincent, Gabriel Sousa, Francisco Magioli, Victor Costa, Erich Sato, Luis Otavio and Rafael Belo.