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Neural Network Programming with Tensorflow

By : Manpreet Singh Ghotra, Rajdeep Dua
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Neural Network Programming with Tensorflow

By: Manpreet Singh Ghotra, Rajdeep Dua

Overview of this book

If you're aware of the buzz surrounding the terms such as "machine learning," "artificial intelligence," or "deep learning," you might know what neural networks are. Ever wondered how they help in solving complex computational problem efficiently, or how to train efficient neural networks? This book will teach you just that. You will start by getting a quick overview of the popular TensorFlow library and how it is used to train different neural networks. You will get a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and basic math for neural networks and why TensorFlow is a popular choice Then, you will proceed to implement a simple feed forward neural network. Next you will master optimization techniques and algorithms for neural networks using TensorFlow. Further, you will learn to implement some more complex types of neural networks such as convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, and Deep Belief Networks. In the course of the book, you will be working on real-world datasets to get a hands-on understanding of neural network programming. You will also get to train generative models and will learn the applications of autoencoders. By the end of this book, you will have a fair understanding of how you can leverage the power of TensorFlow to train neural networks of varying complexities, without any hassle. While you are learning about various neural network implementations you will learn the underlying mathematics and linear algebra and how they map to the appropriate TensorFlow constructs.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

About the Authors

Manpreet Singh Ghotra has more than 15 years of experience in software development for both enterprise and big data software. He is currently working on developing a machine learning platform/API's using open source libraries and frameworks like TensorFlow, Keras, Apache Spark and PredictionIO at Salesforce. He has worked on various machine learning systems like sentiment analysis, spam detection, image moderation and anomaly detection. He was part of the machine learning group at one of the largest online retailers in the world, working on transit time calculations using R and Apache Mahout. With a master's and a postgraduate degree in machine learning, he has contributed to and worked for the machine learning community.

His GitHub profile is and you can find him on LinkedIn at

This book is dedicated to my parents, Amrik Singh and Nirmal Kaur. I would like to thank my family for bearing with me while I spent time writing this book.



Rajdeep Dua has over 18 years of experience in the cloud, big data, and machine learning space. He has worked in the advocacy team for Google's big data tools, BigQuery. He has worked on the Greenplum big data platform at VMware in the developer evangelist team. He also worked closely with a team on porting Spark to run on VMware's public and private cloud as a feature set. He has taught Spark and big data at some of the most prestigious tech schools in India--IIIT Hyderabad, ISB, IIIT Delhi, and College of Engineering, Pune.

Currently, he leads the developer relations team at Salesforce India. He has published numerous blogs and hands-on labs for Einstein, a machine learning library from Salesforce and Apache Prediction IO.

He has published several big data and Spark tutorials at cluddatalab. He has also presented BigQuery and Google App Engine at the W3C conference in Hyderabad. He has led the developer relations teams at Google, VMware, and Microsoft, and he has spoken at hundreds of other conferences on the cloud.

His contributions to the open source community are for Docker, Kubernetes, Android, OpenStack, Prediction IO, and cloudfoundry projects.

This book is dedicated to my parents. I would like to thank my wife, Manjula, and sons, Navtej and Kairav, for bearing with me while I spent time writing this book.