Deep Learning 2: Basic Theory of Convolutional Neural Network

Last Updated on 10th October 2020 by Li-Wen Wang


Deep learning is a recently hot machine learning method. The deep learning architectures are formed by the composition of several nonlinear transformations with the goal to yield more abstract and extract useful representations/features. (i) Start with a revision of the basic principle of Neural Networks, neutron structure, examples of back-propagation, learning procedure and iterations (preferably with experimental results), and then (ii) discuss at least one type of deep learning architecture, with a way or ways to illustrate its working principle.  (iii) You can also give a summary of different deep learning architectures, and highlight their uses and significances with a good explanation if possible. (iv) you can also illustrate the whole procedure for its use for object recognition/classification.


  • Introduction of Deep Neural Network and Convolutional Neural Network
  • Milestones (some famous networks)
  • Deep Convolutional Neural Network
  • Conclusion

Presentation Slides





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[7]     W.C. Siu, Z.S. Liu, J.J. Huang and K.W. Hung, “Learning Approaches for Super-Resolution Imaging”, Chapter 8 of  “Learning Approaches in Signal Processing”, Pan Stanford Series on Digital Signal Processing, Vol.2, November 2018 (Edited by W.C. Siu, L.P. Chau, L. Wang and T. Tan), November 2018.

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