The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced on 05 Agust the opening of registrations for the Deep Learning Camp for university students. The camp will be held virtually from 18th to 20th August 2020.
The Deep Learning Camp is part of the initiatives of the Space Centre to support the UAE’s strategic directions in the science and technology fields. It is also aimed at promoting the building of a generation capable of adopting advanced technologies to develop different solutions to tackle future challenges.
MBRSC aims at providing the youth of the nation with a unique experience through the Deep Learning Camp. This includes:
- Exploring space science through theoretical and practical lessons
- Being part of activities conducted by experts and specialists in the field from the Centre
- Acquiring new skills in remote sensing and satellite analysis.
“The MBRSC is keen to make effective contributions to support the UAE’s strategic directions in the science and technology field. Young people can explore the important aspect of space science and modern technologies that are the basis for advanced science in all fields through this camp,” Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director-General of MBRSC said.
The requirements to apply for the camp are:
- The participant needs to be a student at a university in the UAE between the ages of 18 and 30
- They should have basic knowledge of mathematics
- Should have a basic knowledge of Python programming language and image process operations.
The Deep Learning Camp will be divided into theoretical and practical sessions. The theoretical sessions deal with the definition of the principles of deep learning, its applications, and the techniques used therein, with a focus on satellite image analysis.
The practical sessions will involve learning the applied aspects of deep learning through specialized machine learning applications, including Python Programming with Google Colab.
Saeed AlMansoori, Head of Application Development & Analysis Section, MBRSC, said, “Through these initiatives, we are working to prepare the youth and develop their skills to keep pace with the future of deep learning and Artificial intelligence technologies.”
During the three-day camp, participants will learn three key elements:
- principles of deep learning and Artificial Intelligence
- how to use satellite imagery
- the ability to analyze and classify satellite images from a set of satellite image data.
The last date to register and submit the required documents is 12th August 2020, via the official website, while the fee for the camp can be paid between 13th and 15th August 2020. A total of 15 participants, both boys, and girls will be selected from those who have registered.