Artificial Intelligence

Broaden your knowledge in a rapidly advancing area of Science and Engineering and collaborate with peers from around the world! The summer school in Artificial Intelligence, hosted by CentraleSupélec, combines lectures, tutorials and hands-on sessions in such areas as machine learning, deep and reinforcement learning, computer vision and learning on networks. The programme also includes team-based competitions, along with visits to companies and laboratories, and cultural and social activities in and around Paris.

Skills in Python and programming are required for the programme. If you are not familiar with Python, you will need to learn the basics prior to the start of the Summer School. In order to prove their level in Python, students will be asked to provide in the registration section a project previously completed demonstrating their programming skills.

Dates: 29 June-12 July, 2020

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Oearning outcomes

Objectives & Learning Outcomes

The Summer School in AI aims at introducing students to the field of Artificial Intelligence:

  •  by covering a wide range of topics, methodologies and related applications;
  • by giving students the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience on dealing with real-world problems;
  • with educational visits to companies and institutions where core AI research is taking place.

We expect that, by the end of the Summer School in AI, students will have:

  •  a good understanding of key topics and methodologies in machine learning and artificial intelligence in general, including deep learning, computer vision, reinforcement learning, natural language processing and network analysis;
  • strengthen their programming skills in Python via implementing and evaluating various machine learning algorithms and working on a real-world data challenge.

Broaden your skills

Boost your knowledge on Artificial Intelligence

Earn credit

Gain 3 credits and a certificate upon successful completion of the programme

Make friends

Work in teams with peers from all over the world

Programme description

Summer School programme description

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Céline Hudelot)

This course will give an overview of the large field of Artificial Intelligence by first tracing its history and then by presenting the main Artificial Intelligence approaches: reflex-based, state-based, variable-based and logic-based. Students will apply these approaches during a practical lab session.

Introduction to Machine Learning (Richard Combes)

This course presents the fundamentals of statistical learning theory, from fundamental limits, to algorithms, their analysis and practical implementation. Important concepts such as Vapnik-Chervonenkis theory, Empirical Risk Minimization, Stochastic Gradient Descent algorithms and Kernel methods will be presented in details. A lab session will enable students to apply the theoretical contents to data.

Introduction to Deep Learning (Pablo Piantanida)

This course will provide students with the principles of representation learning and deep learning by covering the following subjects: Neural Networks, Backpropagation and stochastic gradient optimisation, Auto-encoders, Hyper-parameters and training tricks for neural networks, regularization, Deep Belief Networks and Deep Boltzmann Machines. Students will apply these approaches during a practical lab session.

Introduction to Reinforcement learning (Edouard Oyallon)

Reinforcement learning algorithms permit to teach an agent to optimize how to get a reward. This can be helpful for solving games such as backgammon, but more recently it was applied to Atari games or the game of Go and has led to impressive results. This is thanks to a combination with deep learning techniques. During this class, students will review elementary properties of reinforcement learning. A lab session will be provided as well.

Machine Learning on Networks (Fragkiskos Malliaros)

Networks (or graphs) have become ubiquitous as data from diverse disciplines can naturally be mapped to graph structures. Characteristic examples include social networks (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), information networks (e.g., the Web) as well as technological networks (e.g., the Internet). The problem of extracting meaningful information from large scale graph data in an efficient and effective way has become crucial and challenging with several important applications and towards this end, graph mining and learning methods constitute prominent tools. The goal of this course is to present recent and state-of-the-art methods and algorithms for analyzing, mining and learning large-scale network data, as well as their practical applications in various domains (e.g., the web, social networks, recommender systems).

Introduction to Computer Vision (Hugues Talbot and Maria Vakalopoulou)

In this course students will survey the major aspects of Artificial Intelligence usage and techniques in the context of medical imaging. Medical imaging is a fascinating and major application area for Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning where the stakes are high and the impact on society can be lasting and strong. However, this is also an application area fraught with challenges. In particular, is it important that AI results in this area be trustworthy, repeatable and auditable. Physicians are usually not happy with black-box decisions that come with no explanations. Fortunately many novel techniques exist to produce exactly this kind of results, which will be discussed in detail.

Artificial Intelligence System Architecture & building block (Anna Shillabeer)

The lecture will look into the notion of intelligence and compare this to what a computer does by using examples of expert systems especially in health and cybersecurity. Secondly, it will identify the components (e.g. machine learning, neural nets, analytics) of an ‘intelligent’ system (the high level architecture) and clarify what is the function of each. Thirdly, it will look into the strengths and weaknesses of intelligent systems in mission critical applications. Finally, it will try to assess what are the ethical and legal considerations of AI applications.

Constrained Deep Networks for Weakly Supervised Learning: Models and Optimization (Ismail Ben Ayed)

Recently, weakly supervised learning has drawn tremendous research interests in computer vision. The purpose is to mitigate the lack of full and laborious annotations in dense prediction tasks, e.g., semantic segmentation. In this talk, I will discuss some recent developments in this direction, focusing on how to enforce various types of constraints and priors on convolutional neural networks (CNNs), which can leverage unlabeled data, guiding training with domain-specific knowledge. I will discuss several key technical aspects in the context of CNNs with partial labels, including constrained optimization, conditional random fields and computational tractability. I will emphasize how more attention should be paid to optimization methods, going beyond standard gradient descent. The talk includes various illustrations and applications, which show how constrained CNNs can approach full-supervision performances while using fractions of the full ground-truth labels.

Summer School 2020 schedule will be published soon. Stay tuned!

Organizer

Organizer

Fragkiskos D. Malliaros

Fragkiskos D. Malliaros

Assistant Professor & Organizer

Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Ismail Ben Ayed

Ismail Ben Ayed

Associate Professor

Richard Combes

Richard Combes

Assistant Professor

Céline Hudelot

Céline Hudelot

Professor

Edouard Oyallon

Edouard Oyallon

Assistant Professor

Pablo Piantanida

Pablo Piantanida

Associate Professor

Anna Shillabeer

Anna Shillabeer

Professor

Hugues Talbot

Hugues Talbot

Professor

Maria Vakalopoulou

Maria Vakalopoulou

Assistant Professor

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TBD

TBD

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