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Deep Learning with Nvidia Graphical Processing Units (GPU)

ITS-Research Services is proud to announce our first lecture on Deep Learning using the CUDA Programming on Nvidia accelerator processing units on Argon (high performance computing system). 

The lecture will contain the following topics 

Bhushan Desam (30 mins)

  • Overview of AI, key trends, and applications
  • Lenovo's approach to AI

Jianbang Zhang (60-75 mins)

  • What is deep learning vs machine learning, and why it’s popular now.
  • Current active areas using deep learning (Computer vision & speech)
  • Deep learning algorithms overview
  • Modern machine learning frameworks
  • How GPU is used
  • How to write deep leaning programs using those frameworks
  • Challenges of deep learning and some ongoing research activities.

Q&A (15-20 mins)

The lecture will be presented by Research & Technology scientists Drs. Bhushan Desam and Jianbang Zhang from Lenovo.

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:00am to 11:00am

College of Public Health Building, N512
145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA

Event Type

Lecture/Discussion, Training


Students, Faculty/Staff


Information Technology Services, Research Services, High Performance Computing

General Interest

Informatics, Outreach Iowa, Theme Semester


Research Data


Free to Attend

Contact Name

Sai Kumar Ramadugu

Contact Email

Contact Phone Number



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Hans Johnson

Hans Johnson left a review 3/26/2017

It is difficult to be interesting to a large group of diverse skill sets. The web presentation was not a very good. Many topics were discussed superficially that were not illustrated on the presentation slides, and the presentation seems to have been recycled from other purposes (not targeted to this audience).

The followup discussion was the most valuable part of the presentation where the audience provided most of the substance and most of the answers.