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intermediate Python • basics of deep learning • basics of Keras and OpenCV
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make predictions using deep learning models using Keras • implement Grad-CAM visualization • implement deep learning model performance metrics • create a radar plot to display the performance of multiple models
Anuradha Kar
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll implement model performance metrics that can test the effectiveness of your models. You’ll calculate accuracy, precision, F1 score and recall values from the classification results for an existing model, and then estimate the ROC curve and AUC value. Finally, you’ll create a Gradient Class Activation Map. This map can highlight features and regions in an image that the deep learning model finds important, and manually inspect whether the model is performing in the desired way.
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Anuradha Kar
Anuradha Kar is a researcher at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, working on deep learning applications in drug discovery. Before this, she worked at the Paris Brain Institute on applying attention-based deep learning models to understanding the evolution of Alzheimer's disease and at École normale supérieure de Lyon in France on deep learning-based analysis of 3D bio-image datasets. She has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway. In 2021, she published a liveProject series with Manning Publications titled Transfer Learning for Dicom Image Classification.


This liveProject is for intermediate Python programmers. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Intermediate Python 3.x and Jupyter notebooks
  • Basics of Keras and OpenCV
  • Basics of deep learning and image classification
  • VGG model architecture
  • ResNet model architecture


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