4th Master Course on

Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

ETSETB TelecomBCN (Autumn 2020)

Previous editions: [2017] [2018] [2019] [All DL courses]

Deep learning technologies are at the core of the current revolution in artificial intelligence for multimedia data analysis. The convergence of large-scale annotated datasets and affordable GPU hardware has allowed the training of neural networks for data analysis tasks which were previously addressed with hand-crafted features. Architectures such as convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks or Q-nets for reinforcement learning have shaped a brand new scenario in signal processing. This course will cover the basic principles of deep learning from both an algorithmic and computational perspectives.


Lectures - Mondays 2-4pm

Course will be divided in modules of 50 minutes (aproximately) covering the following topics. Slides & videos from previous edition are available here.

Neural Architectures

Training Deep Neural Networks

Learning Paradigms


Labs - Thursdays 12-2pm

The course will contain guided hands on lab that will lead the students in their first steps in deep learning frameworks. Students must bring their own laptops to follow these labs.


Practical details



Registration procedure depends on the student profile:

  • Master students at ETSETB: Follow the regular schedule from your academic office.

  • Bachelor (grau) students at ETSETB and CFIS students: Do not register to this course but to “Introduction to Deep Learning”, a lighter version of this course offered as a intensive Winter School between 22-28 January 2020. Check with your academic office.

  • MSc Students at UPC but not in ETSETB: Contact the your academic office and request being allowed to take this course. If accepted, contact ETSETB academic office and request more details.

  • Other students currently enroled in another academic program outside UPC: You can request attending to the seminar by sending your CV and motivation letter to the ETSETB academic office, clearly showing your previous knowledge in deep learning and their software frameworks. If accepted, you will need to cover the full cost of the course (around 720 euros, which correspond to 5 ECTS). You must already be legally eligible to attend to this course, we will not release any acceptance later for visas.

  • Other profiles (eg. industry members): This course is not addressed to this audience. If you are interested in this topic, we suggest you consider the postgraduate program in Artificial Intelligence with Deep Learning from UPC School. This postgraduate extends the dep learning contents offered at UPC TelecomBCN. Next edition starts in November 2019.



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