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Understanding of the general principles of deep learning, and the central deep learning methods discussed in the course. After the course, you should be able to apply them to real-world data sets.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2024 - 30.05.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Alexander Ilin

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Fundamental and current topics of deep learning. Implementing algorithms on a computer are a part of the course and the programming language is Python. Python-based softwares that allow for symbolic differentiation will also be used.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exercises and exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1 lecture per week (1h 30 min total each), one computer exercise session per week (1 h 30 min total each), and the rest for studying the course material, doing exercises and preparing for an exam.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Material produced for the course such as lecture slides, external material. The external material will include the 'Deep Learning'-book by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville, published by MIT Press in 2016 (online version freely available at, Python material.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring IV - V
    2023-2024 Spring IV - V

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.