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BIOF 050 | Neural Networks: Theory and Applications

November 3, 2020 to November 6, 2020

ONLINE

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: registrar@faes.org or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 

NIH Fellows or NIH community members being sponsored by their lab and awaiting payment authorization can tentatively hold a seat using the “Reserve A Seat” option. FAES must receive payment within 7 business days after reserving a seat or 3 business days before the start of the workshop, which ever comes first. If payment is not received in this time frame, your reservation will be cancelled.

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Workshops generally run from 9:00am - 5:00pm.​

Overview

In the past decade, neural networks have become a valuable tool for data scientists, revolutionizing fields such as text processing, image analysis, genomic/proteomic data analysis, data clustering, and much more. However, these algorithms can be very difficult to understand, interpret, and program. This workshop will first cover the theory and proper applications of various neural networks (multilayer perceptrons, convolutional neural networks, long-short term memory models, autoencoders, etc.). From there, powerful deep learning packages, such as Pytorch and Keras, will be introduced. Proper coding techniques will be shown through examples and practiced through exercises that will be completed in the Python 3 programming language. Finally, concepts in data visualization and software engineering will be discussed, helping researchers use neural networks in an effective and reproducible way to improve the impact of projects with a computational component.

 

Who should Attend?

Anyone who does Computational work or is interested in machine learning/AI

 

Prerequisite

Basic coding ability in Python, Java, or R

 

Training Rate

$1,315.00

 

Discounted Training Rates

$1,075.00 - NIH Community (Trainees, Employees, Contractors, Volunteers, etc.)

$1,195.00 - Academia, US Government, US Military

Technology Fee

$60.00

 

Credit

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.8 CEUs.

 

Refund Policy

100% tuition refund for registrations cancelled 14 or more calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.

50% tuition refund for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.

No refund will be issued for registrations cancelled 3 calendar days or less prior to the start of the workshop.

 

Notification

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at registrar@faes.org.

Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day.

All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

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