Last January, the UT Dallas Computer Science Department hosted a deep-dive into deep learning with a Professional Development Workshop with Tarry Singh, the CEO, Founder, and AI Researcher at deepkapha.ai. Approximately, ninety people attended the 5-day workshop to learn about GANs, RNN, CNN & Deep Reinforcement Learning.
The workshop drew in not only computer science/software engineering students but also bioengineering students and even students from the school of management. Kanak Kanti Roy, a MS student in business analytics at the UT Dallas School of Management, spoke about how he benefited from the workshop saying, “the workshop not only helped to get a general overview on deep learning and its day-to-day applications in the real world, but it also triggered an interest in me to learn more about neural networks and how I need to get to the next level and do something for the world in the next 10 years! The 35-hour interactive session helped me get a sense of how AI is going to help shape our future!!”
Satwik Dutta, a bioengineering student, went into the workshop thinking that deep learning was strictly a computer science centered course and that it would be quite difficult for him. However, after attending the workshop Satwik now has a better understanding of deep learning, “If you ask me today, how should you start deep learning, I would suggest getting your math basics clear first, maybe brush up your Probability skills, then deep dive into deep learning concepts. Although there is a lot to learn, it will help me to implement the knowledge in my research project.”
The UT Dallas CS Department hosts various events including workshops, conferences, tech talks, webinars, hackathons, and more throughout the entire year. To stay updated with upcoming events, click here to check out our Facebook events page.
ABOUT THE UT DALLAS COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
The UT Dallas Computer Science program is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the United States with over 2,800 bachelors-degree students, more than 1,000 master’s students, 190 Ph.D. students, 52 tenure-track faculty members, and 41 full-time senior lecturers, as of Fall 2018. With The University of Texas at Dallas’ unique history of starting as a graduate institution first, the CS Department is built on a legacy of valuing innovative research and providing advanced training for software engineers and computer scientists.