The Data Incubator

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Deep Learning with BigDL

Three-week Online BigDL

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. We run a 3-week part-time online program geared towards giving working professionals an immersive hands-on experience with Deep Learning in Big DL. Developed based on feedback from our hundreds of industry partners and using the same rigorous methodology as our Fellowship, the curriculum gets students ready to add Deep Learning to Spark workflows and transition existing Deep Learning systems to take advantage of the power of the Spark ecosystem.

Experienced teachers

Learn from The Data Incubator's experienced data science instructors dedicated to teaching data analytics.

Designed for working professionals

The flexible, part-time, online course is perfect for working professionals looking to enhance their development processes. Recorded class sessions allow you to fit the course into your already busy schedule.

Live lectures

Live lectures allow you to ask your instructor questions and interact with your classmates.

Small class sizes

Small class sizes ensure you have plenty of access to your instructor and can receive personalized feedback on your progress.


Deep Learning with BigDL

BigDL is a deep learning framework in the Spark ecosystem that integrates with existing Spark data processing and ML workflows. Focused on deep learning, it provides built in tools for handling deep networks of a variety of architectures. By integrating Intel's MKL, it gets GPU-like performance on a cluster of standard CPUs. It also allows you to extend your existing work by importing models from TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch, and Keras. In this course we cover its basic usage from the PySpark interface and many of its built in network architectures such as Multilayer perceptrons, Convolutional neural nets, recurrent neural nets, and variational auto-encoders. Students will practice building and testing these networks in BigDL, using real-world data. They will come away with both theoretical and practical understanding of the algorithms behind deep-learning algorithms.


  • Basic Python
  • Basic Spark
  • Some experience with Machine Learning

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To get more information, including the dates, and to get a detailed syllabus, enter your information below. The course tuition is $1,695.00 with early-bird discounts available.

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Christian Templeton

"The data science skills I sharpened at The Data Incubator helped me analyze diversity in STEM education, model SaaS stock prices, and compare industry growth rates. The instructor's background in quantitative finance made for relevant use cases that benefit not only data scientists, but also data-driven finance people like myself."

Christian Templeton, Google

Formerly Salesforce, Symantec. Accepted to The Data Incubator Fellowship.

Michelle Miller

"From day one I was getting my hands dirty working with data using industry-relevant tools. Having completed the program I'm now better equipped to manage engineering and product teams, and able to conduct sophisticated ad-hoc analysis. Everyone at TDI blew me away; truly exceptional."

Michelle Miller, Hack Reactor

Formerly Berkeley, Smithsonian

David Kwon

"Their heavy focus on applied learning meant that I was working on real data and solving real problems right from the start. While lectures were a valuable component of their courses, the real learning took place while working on projects. These projects were practical, engaging, and instructive, and generally great opportunities to get hands-on experience with what I had learned in the lectures."

David Kwon, Yelp

Formerly University of California, Berkeley

With loads of data you will find relationships that aren’t real.
Big data isn’t about bits,
it’s about talent.
Forbes Magazine

Curriculum built with feedback from over 250 industry partners:

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Capital One
JP Morgan

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