Exclusive MATLAB Session

“Demystifying Deep Learning - A practical Approach in MATLAB”

MathWorks-Expert, Dr. Loren Shure


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia | 11 March 2019 | 8:30am to 12.45pm


Date : 11 March 2019 (Monday)

Time: 8.30am -12.45pm

Venue: Hall 1, Ibnu Sina Institute, UTM


Presenter:  Dr. Loren Shure, 

               Consulting Application Engineer, MathWorks

Topic 1 : 9.00 am to 10.30 am - What's New in MATLAB

Are you using MATLAB to its fullest potential?

MATLAB has changed significantly over the last 3 years to address the growing needs of our users, but we've noticed that even experienced MATLAB users aren't taking advantage of our latest and greatest features.

This seminar will cover the newest MATLAB features and show you how to utilize these features to simplify your work, save time, and increase your productivity.

Highlights include:
•   MATLAB Foundation Updates
           o   Faster execution engine
           o   Graphics system
           o   Live Editor
•   Data handling and language enhancements
           o   Simpler data importing
           o   Improved datatypes
           o   Big data capabilities
•   App building
           o   App Designer
           o   Sharing apps and creating toolboxes
•   Hardware support
•   Other Toolbox enhancements

Topic 2:  10.45am - 12.45pm - Demystifying Deep Learning: A practical approach in MATALB

In this seminar, we’ll demonstrate new MATLAB features that simplify these tasks and eliminate the low-level programming. In doing so, we’ll decipher practical knowledge of the domain of deep learning.  We’ll build and train neural networks that recognize handwriting, classify food in a scene, and figure out the drivable area in a city environment. 
Along the way, you’ll see MATLAB features that make it easy to:

Manage extremely large sets of images

  • Visualize networks and gain insight into the black box nature of deep networks

  • Perform classification and pixel-level semantic segmentation on images

  • Import training data sets from networks such as GoogLeNet and ResNet

  • Import and use pre-trained models from TensorFlow and Caffe

  • Speed up network training with parallel computing on a cluster

  • Automate manual effort required to label ground truth

  • Automatically convert a model to CUDA to run on GPUs

Speaker Profile

Dr. Loren Shure,

Consulting Application Engineer, MathWorks

Loren has worked at MathWorks for over 30 years. For the first 27 of these years, Loren co-authored several MathWorks products in addition to adding core functionality to MATLAB, including major contributions to the design of the MATLAB language. She is currently part of the Application Engineering team, enabling Loren to spend more time and energy working with customers.

She graduated from MIT with a B.Sc. in physics and has a Ph.D. in marine geophysics from the University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.  Loren writes about MATLAB on her blog, The Art of MATLAB