Mathematics of Deep Learning 



BERLIN, 19 - 30 August 2019, at Zuse Institute Berlin 



Background 



Deep learning (DL) methodologies are currently showing tremendous success in a variety of applications. In many cases, DL based methods outperform traditional approaches by far. At the same time, they lack rigorous mathematical foundation. 

 Recently, various researchers of the mathematical community decided to start developing mathematical theories for DL from different angles, e.g., approaches focusing on analyzing the abstract approximation power of deep neural networks including approaches to understanding the convergence of the numerical minimization methods used in DL, or mathematical frameworks for convolutional neural networks such as the scattering transform approach, or the convolutional sparse coding approach, pushing a door open to the methodology of compressed sensing. 


Topics 



The summer school will offer lectures on both the theory of deep neural networks, on related questions such as generalization, expressivity, or explainability, as well as on applications of deep neural networks (e.g. to PDEs, inverse problems, or specific real-world problems). 



Format 



The school consists of two weeks, where the first week is devoted to the theory of deep neural networks, and the second week has a focus on applications. The format is dominated by 1,5 hour lectures by international experts.

The schedule can be downloaded here.

Submissions for the poster session may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8 July 2019.

Speakers 



Taco Cohen (Qualcomm), Francois Fleuret (IDIAP, EPF Lausanne), Eldad Haber (University of British Columbia), Robert Jenssen (Tromso), Andreas Krause (ETH Zurich), Gitta Kutyniok (TU Berlin), Ben Leimkuhler (U Edinburgh), Klaus-Robert Müller (TU Berlin), Frank Noé (FU Berlin), Christof Schütte (FU Berlin, ZIB), Vladimir Spokoiny (HU Berlin, WIAS), René Vidal (Johns Hopkins University) 



Registration

The application deadline was 8 April 2019. There are no more free spots.

There is no registration fee. Participants have to pay for their own travel and accomodation costs.

Funding and Reimbursement

Participants who will receive partial funding from the BMS for their travel and/or accomodation costs will need to submit their original receipts and boarding passes to the organizers and provide the following info: home address, date of birth, bank account info. All payments will be made after the summer school has taken place. More detailed info will be provided via email in July.

How to get there

Berlin has two airports Tegel TXL and Schoenefeld SXF. TXL is closer to the city but both airports are easily accessible by public transport. You can find detailed information for your journey on this website: www.bvg.de/en

A weekly ticket for zones A and B costs 30€. The ZIB is located in zone B.

The Konrad Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) is located on the campus of the Freie Universität Berlin in Dahlem. It can reached by U-Bahn U3 (station: Dahlem-Dorf) and bus X83 (station: Arnimallee). The bus X83 leaves at the U/S-Bahn station Rathaus Steglitz (U9, S1).

The ZIB is reached through two paths from Arnimallee 6 or 10. Takustreet is closed due to construction.

Questions 



Please direct questions about the school to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coffee breaks will be provided.