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Deep Learning with MATLAB, Flipped Classroom Workshop



HPC.NRW and MathWorks cordially invite you to this flipped-classroom workshop about Deep Learning with MATLAB. In this training you will learn how to apply deep learning in MATLAB using image classification as an example.

Caution: We will use a flipped classroom style: you will work through the online course Deep Learning Onramp on your own and afterwards we will meet for a live session.

Time and Place

The course will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2023, from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM. It will be held online via Webex. The login credentials will be e-mailed to participants prior to the event.


The online course covers:

  • Basic idea of deep learning
  • Basics of convolutional neural networks
  • How to make predictions with pretrained networks
  • How to manage collections of image data
  • How to perform transfer learning to finetune a pretrained network with your own data

In our live session we will:

  • Discuss your questions
  • Discuss how to build a convolutional neural network from scratch
  • Use a convolutional neural network for regression
  • Discuss how you can learn more – so you can tackle your own deep learning projects in MATLAB


The registration is open to members of universities and other academic institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia. The course is free for both students and employees.

We will admit 50 people. Upon registering you will be put on a waiting list. You will be notified on May 12, 2023 whether you were accepted.

If there are more than 50 registrations, we will randomly select the participants. Everybody else will be put on a waiting list. If somebody cancels, we will offer the place to the first person on the waiting list.


This course is the final in a series of four courses that are held in the summer semester 2023 and encompass the following topics:

  • Introduction to Parallel Computing with MATLAB (module 1)
  • Basics of Research Software Development (module 2)
  • Using MATLAB with Python (module 3)
  • Deep Learning with MATLAB, Flipped Classroom (module 4)


You will need a MathWorks account and some basic MATLAB skills to join this training. You are expected to complete the Deep Learning Onramp before joining the live session. The onramp takes approximately two hours to complete.

Organized by

Jan Steiner

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