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Deep Learning Boot Camp

May-Summer 2024

Jun 7, 2024


Aug 30, 2024


You are registered for this program.

Registration Deadlines

Jun 8, 2024


Erdős members / alumni who have completed a prior Erdős Data Science Project




Advance, Supplemental, Self-Directed, Mini-Course


This is a semi-structured deep learning boot camp. Each week, you'll complete assigned readings from 2 deep learning books. If possible, you should meet with others to have a weekly discussion group on the material.

In order to receive a deep learning certificate, you must submit a (team-based) final project by **August 30, 2024**.

Organizers and Instructors


Lindsay Warrenburg

Associate Director of Erdős

Office Hours:

as needed


Preferred Contact:


Slack is the best way to contact me!


- Learn the basics of deep learning
- Understand how deep learning is used in industry
- Feel comfortable with deep learning code (PyTorch and FastAI)


Slack Channel: #slack-channel

First Steps/Prerequisites

Participants must have completed the data science bootcamp before taking this course.

First Steps

Program Content

Welcome to the asynchronous deep learning bootcamp! This course is semi-structured, so there are no set meeting times for lectures. The way the course will work is the following:

  1. You will read through the corresponding fastai chapters ( for a particular lesson on your own.
  2. You are encouraged to form your own group to have weekly discussions based on the assigned readings (see the calendar link below). Those meetings will be used to ask each other questions and to spark discussion about applications of deep learning in data science careers.
  3. You will form teams to create a final deep learning project, which will be **due on August 30, 2024**. You must submit a final project to receive a deep learning certificate.

Please note that all of the materials in this course are based on the content in Jeremy Howard and Sylvain Gugger's fastai course ( and corresponding fastai book (

The copyright of the fastai material is: @book{ howard2020deep, title={Deep Learning for Coders with Fastai and Pytorch: AI Applications Without a PhD}, author={Howard, J. and Gugger, S.}, isbn={9781492045526}, url={}, year={2020}, publisher={O'Reilly Media, Incorporated} }

The notebooks in the Erdős GitHub repo contain summaries I created of the fastai content in order to consolidate the material and serve as a good review.

Program Content


Project/Homework Instructions

You will form teams to create a final deep learning project, which will be **due on May 03, 2024**. You must submit a final project to receive a deep learning certificate.

Project/Team Formation
Project Submission
Projects README


Click on any date for more details

Deep Learning Orientation

June 7, 2024 at 4:00:00 PM


Please check your registration email for program schedule and zoom links.

Project/Homework Deadlines

Aug 30, 2024

9:00 PM

Deep Learning Final Project Deadline

To get a certificate, you must submit a project

To access the program content, you must first create an account and member profile and be logged in.

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