IBM Research Scientist Dr. Paulito Palmes to give a talk on Deep Learning


Paulito Palmes to give a talk on “Deep Learning: Overview and Applications” on jan 21, 2015, 4:30 p.m., at CTC-313.

The School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University and Ateneo Social Computing Science Laboratory cordially invites you to attend the 2016 SOSE Lecture Series featuring “Deep Learning Overview and Applications” by Paulito P. Palmes, Research Scientist at IBM Ireland’s Dublin Research Laboratory (DRL) and Balik Scientist on January 21, 2015, 4:30pm-6:00 p.m. at CTC313


Big companies such as Google (DeepMind, Google Brain, Google Photos), IBM (Watson), Microsoft (Skype translator, Cortana), Facebook (DeepFace, FAIR), and Baidu (DeepSpeech) are investing heavily on deep learning technologies for their cognitive computing applications. Information is continuously growing and a big chunk of this Big Data is unstructured information. All these companies are involved with Big Data processing and are confronted with the problem of how to automatically extract relevant information for monetization. Deep learning, which is a reincarnation of Neural Networks with much deeper processing layers, has been shown to be effective in extracting features and abstractions automatically for large scale unlabeled data. It is a generic algorithm which can be applied to image recognition, natural language or speech processing, and prediction. In deep learning, the bigger and deeper the network is, the more accurate and robust is its performance. Due to its highly computer-intensive requirements, most implementations use GPUs to speed-up training specially for very deep networks. There are two parts in the presentation. The first part is for the general audience. It starts with some background information and historical development of Neural Networks and its recent reincarnation. Some basic concepts on how the network learns patterns and the underlying mechanisms how it generalises will be discussed. The second part is intended to those who would like to see real applications and sample codes. A brief overview of Julia programming language will be covered followed by its application to image recognition using its Deep Learning module.

About the Speaker

Paulito P. Palmes is currently a Research Scientist in IBM Ireland’s Dublin Research Lab (DRL) working in the areas of data mining, cognitive computing, and biomedical engineering. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Math at the University of the Philippines (Visayas) and his Master’s degree in Computer Science (AI) from the Ateneo de Manila University. He went on to finish his PhD from the Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan. He’s third in the family to receive the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) award in 2007 which was awarded during his teaching stint at the ADMU. His research interests are in the areas of data mining, machine learning, evolutionary computing, and biomedical engineering.


RSVP Name, Organization, Contact Number and number of participants by January 20, 2016 to: Ms. Jasmin Javier, jjavier(at), 4266001 local 5670, 09189633058 with subject header: SOSE Lecture Series.

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