PV021 Neural Networks

Faculty of Informatics
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/2. 4 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Brázdil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Foltýnek, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Matej Gallo (assistant)
Mgr. Adam Bajger (assistant)
Mgr. Adam Ivora (assistant)
Mgr. Andrej Kubanda (assistant)
Mgr. Tomáš Repák (assistant)
Mgr. Petr Zelina (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Brázdil, Ph.D.
Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing – Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Tomáš Brázdil, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Machine Learning and Data Processing – Faculty of Informatics
Recommended: knowledge corresponding to the courses IB031, MB152, and MB153.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Introduction to neural networks.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student will have a comprehensive knowledge of neural networks and related areas of machine learning. Will be able to independently learn and explain neural networks problems. Will be able to solve practical problems using neural networks techniques, both independently and as a part of a team. Will be able to critically interpret third party neural-networks based solutions.
  • Basics of machine learning and pattern recognition: classification and regression problems; supervised and unsupervised learning; simple examples
  • Perceptron: biological motivation; geometry
  • Linear models: least squares (gradient descent, Widrow-Hoff rule); connection with maximum likelihood
  • Multilayer neural networks: multilayer perceptron; loss functions; backpropagation
  • Practical considerations: basic data preparation; practical techniques for learning optimization; overfitting & regularization; feature selection; applications
  • Deep learning: learning in deep neural networks (vanishing gradient, pretraining with autoencoders)
  • Convolutional networks
  • Recurrent networks: Elman and Jordan networks, LSTM
  • Transformer networks
    recommended literature
  • GOODFELLOW, Ian, Yoshua BENGIO and Aaron COURVILLE. Deep Learning. MIT Press, 2016. info
    not specified
  • ŠÍMA, Jiří and Roman NERUDA. Teoretické otázky neuronových sítí. Vyd. 1. Praha: Matfyzpress, 1996, 390 s. ISBN 80-85863-18-9. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical lectures, group project
Assessment methods
Lectures, class discussion, projects. Oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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