ME 780 – Perception For Autonomous Driving – Spring 2017



Lecture Slides:

Lecture 1: Machine Learning Basics.      pdf     video-1     video-2

Lecture 2: Feed Forward Neural Networks.      pdf    video-1     video-2

Lecture 3: Regularization Strategies For Deep Models.      pdf    video

Lecture 4: Optimization For Training Deep Models.      pdf    video

Lecture 5: Recurrent Neural Networks.      pdf    video

Lecture 6: Convolutional Neural Networks.      pdf    video

Lecture 7: Practical Considerations For Training Deep Models.      pdf    video



Project Description

Project Report Template


Announcement 1:

  • Project Proposals are due on May 28th.
  • Each team will be responsible to submit one proposal.
  • Submission will be via email to with a CC to






Jungwook Lee :

3D Object Proposals using Stereo Imagery for Accurate Object Class Detection.


Mathew Angus :

MultiNet: Real-time Joint Semantic Reasoning for Autonomous Driving.




Melissa Mozifian :

Deep Sliding Shapes for Amodal 3D Object Detection in RGB-D images.


Samin Khan :

Efficient Deep Models for Monocular Road Segmentation.




Jason Ku :

Multi-View 3D Object Detection Network for Autonomous Driving.

Sean Walsh :

We don’t need no bounding-boxes: Training object class detectors using only human verification.



David Dombroski :

Faster R-CNN: Towards Real-Time Object Detection with Region Proposal Networks.

Mohammad Elbalkani :

SegNet: A Deep Convolutional Encoder-Decoder Architecture for Image Segmentation.



Adam Sanderson:

Deep MANTA: A Coarse-to- ne Many-Task Network for joint 2D and 3D vehicle analysis from monocular image.

Martin Cote :

Fully convolutional networks for semantic segmentation.



Deep Learning Book

Stanford’s CS 231n : Convolutional Neural Networks For Visual Recognition

  1. Course
  2. Google Cloud Getting Started Tutorial
  3. Google Cloud GPU Tutorial
  4. Amazon Web Service Tutorial

Stanford’s CS 229 : Introduction to Machine Learning

For any comments or inquiries about the course, please contact Ali Harakeh: aharakeh[at]uwaterloo[dot]ca.