Spring 2024 - ENSC 813 G100

Deep Learning Systems in Engineering (3)

Class Number: 5840

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 8 – Apr 12, 2024: Wed, Fri, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

  • Instructor:

    Ivan Bajic
    1 778 782-7159
  • Prerequisites:

    MATH 251 or ENSC 280 or ENSC 380 or permission of instructor.



Covers machine learning basics, generalization theory, training, validation and testing. Introduces artificial neural networks, feedforward networks, convolutional networks, and types of layers in deep models. Provides overview of hardware architectures for deep learning: architectural and memory calculations; regularization and optimization of deep learning models. Analyzes recurrent and discursive networks. Culminates in a major project focusing on engineering applications of deep learning in signal processing, communications, biomedical engineering, robotics, or other areas. Students with credit for CMPT 880 - Special Topics in Computing Science: Deep Learning may not take this course for further credit.



Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html