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AI Speaker Series #3: Convolutional Neural Networks

AI Speaker Series: Every Wednesday in October 2019!

Join them Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at PeopleSpace, 1691 Kettering St, Irvine.

A convolutional neural network (CNN) is a class of deep neural networks used primarily for analyzing visual imagery. CNNs are used for object recognition in an image. Autonomous cars use CNN technology to navigate smoothly on the roads. There are many bio-medical applications where CNN are used for image analysis.

The motivation for CNN originated from the Hubel & Wiesel (Noble prize winners 1981) study of the human visual system. This research leads to the idea that if we apply the convolution operations to the image and then feed them to neural networks, the accuracy of object identification increases. This idea started the revolution of CNN.

This talk will cover the architecture of CNN. The Convolution and Pooling operations will be covered. Tools for building a CNN are R and TensorFlow. Implementation of CNN in R will be demonstrated.


Ash Pahwa, PhD, CEO, A+ Web Services

Ash Pahwa, Ph.D., is an educator, author, entrepreneur, and technology visionary with three decades of industry and academic experience. He has founded several successful technology companies during his career, the latest of which is A+ Web Services. He specializes in the Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Search Engine Optimization, Web Analytics and Website Optimization. A+ Web Services provides analytics services to the legal industry in Orange County.

Dr. Pahwa earned his doctorate in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is listed in Who's Who in the Frontiers of Science and Technology. He is also a Google Certified Analytics Consultant.

In Industry, Dr. Pahwa has worked for General Electric, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Xerox Corporation, and Oracle. He founded CD-Gen, Inc. and DV Studio Technologies, LLC., which introduced successful products for CD-Recording (CDR) and MPEG encoding. His book, CD-Recordable Bible was published in English, Japanese, and German.

In Academia, Dr. Pahwa teaches courses at California Institute of Technology (Pasadena) and the University of California system. Since 2008, he taught many courses at UC Irvine, UCLA, and UC San Diego.

Caltech courses:

  • Deep Learning Using TensorFlow

  • Advanced Analytics: Machine Learning with R and Python

Please register here to attend.

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