Workshop on data analytics concludes at Bhaderwah Campus

The weeklong workshop on ‘faculty development programme on data analytics with python’ concluded here at Bhaderwah Campus on Sunday.

The programme, sponsored by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, was organized by Department of Computer Science and IT, Bhaderwah Campus in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, as a part of golden jubilee celebration of University of Jammu.

The valedictory ceremony, which was held at Lal Ded Auditorium, was presided over by Prof Anil K Raina, Rector Bhaderwah Campus and chief patron of the workshop. Prof Lait Sen Sharma, Head of the

Department of Computer Sciences and IT, University of Jammu, was the chief guest, while Col D D Pandey, CO 4 RR, was the guest of honour.

Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Dr Srriraman Raja Gopalan, who served as an IT expert from IIT Roorkee, and Dr Jatinder Manhas, Head Computer Science and IT and organizing secretary of the workshop, besides computer experts from different universities of the state.

More than 70 participants, including academic and research scholars, attended the workshop.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Anil K Raina congratulated the Department of Computer Science and IT, and E&ICT Academy of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee for organizing the workshop.

“With the culmination of the weeklong workshop, the participants may have got an in-depth information about the new technology, which is data analytics with python,” he said.

“We are also working on signing an MoU with IIT Roorkee to strengthen the bond we share,” he added.

Prof Lalit Sen Sharma spoke about the importance of such types of workshop and encouraged the department to keep organizing academic activities in the times to come.

Dr Jatinder Manhas thanked all the delegates and apprised them about the academic activities completed during the course of the workshop. He said, “During the workshop, focus was given to the themes including, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, deep neural networks, medical image processing, data science initiatives in medical diagnosis, and IT technology.”

Col D D Pandey, in his address, motivated the delegates and appreciated the efforts put in by the department of Computer Sciences Bhaderwah Campus.

Dr Sriraman Rajagopalan, IT expert form IIT Roorkee, in his detailed Power Point presentation, spoke on the technical aspect of the workshop. He said, “Python is a general-purpose programming language that is becoming more and more popular for doing data science. Companies worldwide are using python to harvest insights from their data and get a competitive edge. It is really a great experience to work with department of Computer Sciences Bhaderwah Campus and this workshop will further strengthen the relations between IIT Roorkee and Bhaderwah Campus.”

Dr Abid Sarwar, Assistant Professor, conducted the proceedings.

The workshop was coordinated by Bablu Sharma, Abrar Ali, Muzaffar, Shallu Kotwal, Neha Koul, Yasir Ali, Parvesh, Nisar and Binny.