Transfer Learning for Image Classification

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This project is part of the liveProject series Transfer Learning for Dicom Image Classification
intermediate Python • basics of deep learning • basics of Keras and OpenCV
skills learned
use transfer learning for training VGG16 and ResNet models in Keras • deploy VGG16 and ResNet models for training on DICOM images • train VGG16 and ResNet models on two different types of medical image datasets
Anuradha Kar
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you’ll take pretrained VGG16 and ResNet models from the Python Keras library and train them further upon your medical image dataset of X-ray and CT scans. This transfer learning is a highly effective technique for quickly generating reliable machine learning models when you only have a small data set. You’ll experiment with the Keras loss functions to determine which are best for COVID image classification, and check your training and prediction times as a critical parameter of real-world applications.
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Anuradha Kar
Anuradha Kar is a Postdoctoral researcher at École normale supérieure de Lyon, and works in collaboration with the research institutes INRAE and INRIA in France. Her current research is on the application of deep learning algorithms for deriving quantitative information from microscopy image datasets. This is used by biologists to analyze cellular developmental processes in plants and animals. She has a PhD in electrical engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her research centers on vision sensors, artificial intelligence and computer vision. She has published on deep learning, human-computer interactions and sensor evaluation techniques.


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

  • Intermediate Python 3.x and Jupyter Notebook
  • Basics of Keras and OpenCV
  • Basics of deep learning and image classification

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll gain familiarity with medical image datasets and build deep neural networks to analyze them.

  • Transfer learning for training VGG16 and ResNet models in Keras
  • Using custom image data generators in Keras
  • Using DICOM data format for training and test images
  • Deploying VGG16 and ResNet models for training on DICOM images


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