CS762 Advanced Deep Learning
CS762, Fall 2021
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Course description: The course advances students’ knowledge in deep learning and enables exploring methods and applications of deep learning. The course covers cutting-edge topics, including neural architecture design, robustness and reliability of deep learning, learning with less supervision, lifelong machine learning, deep generative modeling, theoretical understanding of deep learning, and interpretable deep learning. It assumes that students already have a basic understanding of deep learning, familiarity with linear algebra, probability, statistics, and optimization, and proficiency at programming in Python.
Number of credits associated with the course: 3
How credit hours are met by the course: This class meetings for two, 75-minute class periods each week over the semester and carries the expectation that students will work on course learning activities (reading, writing, projects, etc.) for about 3 hours out of the classroom for every class period.
Prerequisite: COMP SCI 760 Machine Learning, Graduate/Professional Standing.
Time: TR 4:00PM - 5:15PM
Location: Engineering Hall 2239
Instruction Mode: Face to face
In the regular lecture time (Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:15pm CT), we will have synchronous classes in person, during which the instructors will lecture or students will present, the class will enagage in Q&A, quizzes, and discussions.
We will use Piazza for Q&A. Please follow these rules:
The grading for the course will be be based on the following. There will be no midterm or final exams.
The following policies are adapted from Mark Craven's CS760 Fall 2016 Course and David Page's CS760 Spring 2018 Course. The project report will be due (pdf report and submission of any code written) to the TA by email, by the project deadline. Deadlines will be posted on the website (and please submit the proposal and the final report to the TA rather than on Canvas).
The basis for the project grade will be your written report and presentation. In particular, grading will NOT take into account the number of students in the group and depend only on the final outcome of the project. At the end of the semester, students will complete a grading rubric to rate the effort and involvement of their other team members in the final project. This will adjust the student's final grade for the sum of all the team project deliverables by up to 5 points. The report should be in the style of a conference paper (e.g., using the style files of ICML'20), providing an introduction/motivation, discussion of related work, a description of your work that is detailed enough that the work could be replicated, and a conclusion. The format of the description of your work will depend on the nature of your project. If it is an algorithm-based project, then the description should make clear the algorithm(s) implemented and provide experimental results. If it is an application project, the description should say which system was used, how the data (or any other materials used) were collected, what experimental methodology was employed, and some estimate of the quality of the experimental results (e.g. a 10-fold cross-validation accuracy estimate). If it is a theoretical project, then the project description should consist of detailed definitions, theorems, and proofs. Evaluation of the project report will be similar to reviewing a conference/journal paper. See here for reviewing guidelines of a machine learning conference that describe well what we regard as great research outcomes. Details rubrics will be posted on Piazza.
There will be no midterm or final exam.
Instructor: Thursday 5:15-6:15pm
TA: Friday 4-5pm (CS Building 5384)