DeepLearn 2018: early registration June 24




DeepLearn 2018

Genova, Italy

July 23-27, 2018


Organized by:

University of Genova

IRDTA – Brussels/London



--- Early registration deadline: June 24, 2018 ---





DeepLearn 2018 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of deep learning. This is a branch of artificial intelligence covering a spectrum of current exciting machine learning 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 2 keynote lectures, 24 six-hour courses, and 1 round table, 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 2018 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.



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.



DeepLearn 2018 will take place in Genova, the capital city of Liguria, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and with one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean. The venue will be:


Porto Antico di Genova – Centro Congressi

Magazzini del Cotone – Module 10

16128 Genova, Italy

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: (to be completed)


Paolo Frasconi (University of Florence), Bilevel Programming for Hyperparameter Optimization and Meta-Learning



Tülay Adalı (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), [introductory/intermediate] Data Fusion through Matrix and Tensor Decompositions: Linear, Multilinear, and Nonlinear Models and their Applications


Pierre Baldi (University of California, Irvine), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Learning: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications to the Natural Sciences


Thomas Breuel (NVIDIA Corporation), [intermediate] Design and Implementation of Deep Learning Applications


Joachim M. Buhmann (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), [introductory/advanced] Model Selection by Algorithm Validation


Sergei V. Gleyzer (University of Florida), [introductory/intermediate] Feature Extraction, End-end Deep Learning and Applications to Very Large Scientific Data: Rare Signal Extraction, Uncertainty Estimation and Realtime Machine Learning Applications in Software and Hardware


Michael Gschwind (IBM Global Chief Data Office), [introductory/intermediate] Deploying Deep Learning at Enterprise Scale


Namkug Kim (Asan Medical Center), [intermediate] Deep Learning for Computer Aided Detection/Diagnosis in Radiology and Pathology


Sun-Yuan Kung (Princeton University), [introductory] A Methodical and Cost-effective Approach to Optimization/Generalization of  Deep Learning Networks


Li Erran Li (Uber ATG), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Reinforcement Learning: Foundations, Recent Advances and Frontiers


Dimitris N. Metaxas (Rutgers University), [advanced] Adversarial, Discriminative, Recurrent, and Scalable Deep Learning Methods for Human Motion Analytics, Medical Image Analysis, Scene Understanding and Image Generation


Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University), [intermediate/advanced] Speech Recognition and Machine Translation: From Statistical Decision Theory to Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks


Jose C. Principe (University of Florida), [introductory/advanced] Cognitive Architectures for Object Recognition in Video


Douglas A. Reynolds (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) & Najim Dehak (Johns Hopkins University), [introductory/intermediate] More than Words Can Say: Machine and Deep Learning for Speaker, Language, and Emotion Recognition from Speech


Björn Schuller (Imperial College London), [intermediate/advanced] Deep Learning for Signal Analysis


Michèle Sebag (French National Center for Scientific Research, Gif-sur-Yvette), [intermediate] Representation Learning, Domain Adaptation and Generative Models with Deep Learning


Ponnuthurai N Suganthan (Nanyang Technological University), [introductory/intermediate] Learning Algorithms for Classification, Forecasting and Visual Tracking


Johan Suykens (KU Leuven), [introductory/intermediate] Deep Learning and Kernel Machines


Kenji Suzuki (Tokyo Institute of Technology), [introductory/advanced] Deep Learning in Medical Image Processing, Analysis and Diagnosis


René Vidal (Johns Hopkins University), [intermediate/advanced] Mathematics of Deep Learning


Eric P. Xing (Carnegie Mellon University), [intermediate/advanced] A Statistical Machine Learning Perspective of Deep Learning: Algorithm, Theory, Scalable Computing


Ming-Hsuan Yang (University of California, Merced), [intermediate/advanced] Learning to Track Objects


Mohammed J. Zaki (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), [introductory] Introductory Tutorial on Regression and Deep Learning


Yudong Zhang (University of Leicester), [introductory/intermediate] Convolutional Neural Network and Its Variants



An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing title, authors, and summary of the research to by July 15, 2018.



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. At least one of the people participating in the demonstration must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to by July 15, 2018.



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. At least one of the people in charge of the search must register for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to by July 15, 2018.



Alberto Cabri (Genova)

Francesco Masulli (Genova, co-chair)

Sara Morales (Brussels)

Manuel J. Parra-Royón (Granada)

Stefano Rovetta (Genova)

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 facility disabled when the capacity of the venue is 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.



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A certificate of successful participation in the event will be delivered indicating the number of hours of lectures.




Università degli studi di Genova

Institute for Research Development, Training and Advice (IRDTA) – Brussels/London

Received on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 08:59:29 UTC