Dive into Deep Learning


January 15, 2019

I’m happy to announce our new book project - Dive into Deep Learning. It’s still in beta stage, i.e. we’re still working on it. That said, I think that it’s good enough to share with friends and colleagues. This is joint work with Aston Zhang, Mu Li, and Zachary Lipton.

There’s an obvious question - why yet another machine learning book? After all, there’s no shortage of great books, e.g. Machine Learning by Kevin Murphy, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning by Chris Bishop, Deep Learning by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville, Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms by the late David MacKay, and many other great books. At the same time, there are ready made recipe books for various deep learning frameworks, such as Learning Tensorflow by Itay Lieder, Yehezkel Resheff, and Tom Hope. However, none of the books so far attempted to bridge this gap between theory and practice. This is what the current book project aims to address. In particular, it combines the following features:

In addition to that, Mu and I will be teaching a class at UC Berkeley in Spring. As part of that, we will be releasing slides, videos and assignments, suitable for reuse for anyone who’d like to do so. In short, we aim to offer a complete resource to learn deep learning, easily and a comprehensive manner. Please let us know what you think.