EI2019 Short Course Description

SC23: Introduction to TensorFlow
Wednesday 16 January • 3:45 – 5:45 pm
Course Level: Introductory 
Course Length: 2 hours
Instructor: Magnus Hyttsten, Google, Inc.
Fee*: Member: $185 / Non-member: $210 / Student: $65 
*after December 18, 2018, members / non-members prices increase by $50, student price increases by $20 

TensorFlow is an open-source software library for machine learning. It is used to define, train, and test machine learning models, which can later be served on a variety of platforms - servers to mobile devices. In this workshop, you get an introduction using TensorFlow. We will go through the basics, and by the end of the course, you will know how to build deep neural network models on your own.

Prerequisites: Bring your laptop installed with TensorFlow by following instructions on "http://tensorflow.org". Alternatively, we can provide Google Cloud instances of TensorFlow that you can use (no installation required). If you have a Google Cloud account, we can also share a TensorFlow cloud image that you can use.

Learning Outcomes
  • Become familiar with TensorFlow programming environment.
  • Learn how to build models related to regression and classification.
  • Understand what deep neural networks are and how to build them.
  • Create a deep neural network that is able to classify digits based on raw pixel input.
Intended Audience
Scientists or developers that want to get started with TensorFlow.

Magnus Hyttsten is a senior staff developer advocate for TensorFlow at Google. He focuses on all things TensorFlow - from making sure that the developer community is happy to help developing the product. He has been speaking at many major events including Google I/O, AnDevCon, Machine Learning meetups, etc. Right now, he is fanatically and joyfully focusing on TensorFlow for Mobile as well as creating Reinforcement Learning models.

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Important Dates
Call for Papers Announced 1 Mar 2018
Journal-first Submissions Due 30 Jun 2018
Abstract Submission Site Opens 1 May 2018
Review Abstracts Due (refer to For Authors page
 · Early Decision Ends 30 Jun 2018
· Regular Submission Ends 8 Sept 2018
· Extended Submission Ends 25 Sept 2018
 Final Manuscript Deadlines  
 · Fast Track Manuscripts Due 14 Nov 2018 
 · Final Manuscripts Due 1 Feb 2019 
Registration Opens 23 Oct 2018
Early Registration Ends 18 Dec 2018
Hotel Reservation Deadline 3 Jan 2019
Conference Begins 13 Jan 2019