Project: Classify Radio Signals from Space using Keras

Offered By
Rhyme
In this guided project, you will:

Build and train a convolutional neural network (CNN) using Keras

Display results and plot 2D spectrograms with Python in Jupyter Notebook

Clock1.5 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this 1-hour long project-based course, you will learn the basics of using Keras with TensorFlow as its backend and use it to solve an image classification problem. The data we are going to use consists of 2D spectrograms of deep space radio signals collected by the Allen Telescope Array at the SETI Institute. We will treat the spectrograms as images to train an image classification model to classify the signals into one of four classes. By the end of the project, you will have built and trained a convolutional neural network from scratch using Keras to classify signals from space. This course runs on Coursera's hands-on project platform called Rhyme. On Rhyme, you do projects in a hands-on manner in your browser. You will get instant access to pre-configured cloud desktops containing all of the software and data you need for the project. Everything is already set up directly in your internet browser so you can just focus on learning. For this project, you’ll get instant access to a cloud desktop with Python, Jupyter, and Tensorflow pre-installed. Notes: - You will be able to access the cloud desktop 5 times. However, you will be able to access instructions videos as many times as you want. - This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Deep LearningConvolutional Neural NetworkMachine LearningTensorflowkeras

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and Import Libraries

  2. Load and Preprocess SETI Data

  3. Create Training and Validation Data Generators

  4. Build the CNN Model

  5. Learning Rate Scheduling and Compile the Model

  6. Train the Model

  7. Evaluate the Model

How guided projects work

Your workspace is a virtual desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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