IBM Deep Learning Workshop April 24 – 25, 2019

Please complete this registration to confirm your spot at the IBM Deep Learning Workshop hosted by the Mass Open Cloud at Boston University. Please note that registration will close at 10AM on Monday April 22. After registration closes, you will need to email Jennifer Stacy to determine if your attendance can be accommodated. This training is open to current and potential researcher users of the MOC.

About the Training

The IBM PowerAI software, combined with the unprecedented performance of IBM Power9 hardware, makes deep learning easier and faster by bringing together some of the most popular open source frameworks for deep learning, with development and management tools. Designed to simplify end-to- end deep learning, PowerAI on the Mass Open Cloud allows researchers to spend less time on data preparation, implementation and integration, and more time training neural networks for results.


Date: April 24 -25, 2019


Location: Hariri Institute for Computing, 111 Cummington Mall, Seminar Room, Boston, MA 02215

If demand exceeds space available for this training or there is demand for future dates, we will schedule an additional training in the future. The tentative schedule is below:


Wednesday April 24 – Lecture & Discussion 9:15AM – 5PM

Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks will be provided
  • 9:15 – 9:30 Welcome
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Opening Remarks
  • 10:00 – 11:00 AI and the Art of the Possible
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Break
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Building Datasets
  • 12:15 – 12:45 H2O Driverless AI
  • 12:45 – 1:45 Lunch
  • 1:45 – 2:30 PowerAI Vision
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Introduction to Watson Machine Learning
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Break
  • 3:15 – 3:45 CORAL – Summit – Sierra
  • 3:45 – 5:00 Use-case Discussions – Open Discussion – Closing Remarks


Thursday April 25 – Hands-on Lab 9:30AM – 3:45PM


Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks will be provided
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Introduction and Overview
  • 10:00 – 11:15 H2O Driverless AI
  • 11:15 – 12:15 Tensorflow Programming – Digits
  • 12:15 – 1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PowerAI Vision
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Watson Machine Learning Accelerator and Red Hat OpenShift
  • 3:00 – 3:15 CORAL and Clusters
  • 3:15 – 3:30 IBM Academic Initiatives
  • 3:30 – 3:45 Closing Remarks


Contact: Michael Daitzman, (978) 201-9965/msd@bu.edu or Jennifer Stacy, (781) 308-1730/jstacy@bu.edu