images into one of 10 classes and was trained with ConvNetJS
. Its exact architecture is [conv-relu-conv-relu-pool]x3-fc-softmax, for a total of 17 layers and 7000 parameters. It uses 3x3 convolutions and 2x2 pooling regions. By the end of the class, you will know exactly what all these numbers mean.
Is this the first time this class is offered?
This class was first offered in Winter 2015, and has been slightly tweaked for the current Winter 2016 offering. The class is designed to introduce students to deep learning in context of Computer Vision. We will place a particular emphasis on Convolutional Neural Networks, which are a class of deep learning models that have recently given dramatic improvements in various visual recognition tasks. You can read more about it in this recent New York Times article
Can I follow along from the outside?
We'd be happy if you join us! We plan to make the course materials widely available: The assignments, course notes, lecture videos and slides will be available online. We won't be able to give you course credit.
Can I take this course on credit/no cred basis?
Yes. Credit will be given to those who would have otherwise earned a C- or above.
Can I audit or sit in?
In general we are very open to sitting-in guests if you are a member of the Stanford community (registered student, staff, and/or faculty). Out of courtesy, we would appreciate that you first email us or talk to the instructor after the first class you attend. If the class is too full and we're running out of space, we would ask that you please allow registered students to attend.
Can I work in groups for the Final Project?
Yes, in groups of up to two people.
I have a question about the class. What is the best way to reach the course staff?
Stanford students please use an internal class forum on Piazza so that other students may benefit from your questions and our answers. If you have a personal matter, email us at the class mailing list email@example.com.
Can I combine the Final Project with another course?
Yes, you may. There are a couple of courses concurrently offered with CS231n that are natural choices, such as CS231a (Computer Vision, by Prof. Silvio Savarese) and CS228 (Graphical Models, by Prof. Stefano Ermon). If you are taking some combination of these classes, please speak to the instructors to receive permission to combine the Final Project assignments.