Implement Squeeze-and-Excitation (SE) Block for 1D Matrix in PyTorch – PyTorch Tutorial

By | August 24, 2022

Here 1D matrix is: [batch_size, channel, width] or [batch_size, channel, height]. We will implement a SE block on it in pytorch.

Squeeze-and-Excitation (SE) Block

In order to understand what is se block, you can read this tutorial.

Channel Attention in Squeeze-and-Excitation (SE) Block Explained – Deep Learning Tutorial

How to implement se block for 1D matrix in pytorch?

Here we will build a module to do.

For example:

import torch
import torch.nn as nn

class SEModule(nn.Module):
    def __init__(self, channels, divide=4):
        super(SEModule, self).__init__()
        bottleneck = channels //  divide = nn.Sequential(
            nn.Conv1d(channels, bottleneck, kernel_size=1, padding=0),
            nn.Conv1d(bottleneck, channels, kernel_size=1, padding=0),

    def forward(self, input):
        x =
        return input * x

Then, we can use it as follows:

batch_size = 32
W = 30
C = 80
se = SEModule(C)
inputs = torch.randn(batch_size, C, W)
outputs = se(inputs)

Run this code, we will see:

torch.Size([32, 80, 30])

Moreover, if you want to implement se block on 2D matrix, you can learn this tutorial:

Implement Squeeze-and-Excitation (SE) Block for 2D Matrix in PyTorch – PyTorch Tutorial

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