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We are pleased to have Pawel Herman, researcher at KTH at the Department of Computational Biology, deliver an introductory talk on deep learning. Deep learning, or convolutional networks, has been gaining a lot of traction lately, after successful applications in fields ranging from natural language processing to image classification and music information retrieval. Pawel will deliver a talk that will provide an introduction to the topic as well as a look at specific applications.

We will also have people from the computer vision and active perception in KTH visiting us. They have a presentation about how deep learning is used for recognition tasks in computer vision.

Josephine Sullivan is a lecturer in computer vision at KTH and is coordinator of the Machine Learning Master's program at KTH. She is part of the Computer Vision Group (CVG) at KTH. (The link to the group's homepage is: http://www.csc.kth.se/cvap/cvg/?page=home )

Currently CVG are using deep learning to solve visual recognition tasks. For details see a summary of their on-going work at http://www.csc.kth.se/cvap/cvg/DL/ots/

Agenda (preliminary):

* 18:30 Mingle, food, and beer.
* 19:00 Introduction to Deep Learning (Pawel)
* 20:00 Deep learning in vision recognition tasks (Josephine)