Wednesday 17 December 2014

A Report on National Conference on ‘Data Mining & Pattern Recognition’ - Department of Computer Science, CUFE

 On 5th& 6th of December 2014, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a national conference on Data Mining and Pattern Recognition. The chief guest for the inauguration of the conference was Dr. Jay BSimha, CTO of Abiba Systems, Bangalore. The conference saw some prominent guest speakers, involving researchers and academicians as they were given a platform to exchange a variety of information on an emerging topic as well as provide their perspective and opinions. The MTech students both 2nd and 4th Semester students and professors from Mechanical Engineering department were also part of it the conference.
The conference commenced with Dr. Simha along with two of his team members, Ms. Vani & Mr. Sudesh presenting on the topic of data science, visual analytics and spatial analytics. Ms. Vani and Mr. Sudesh went on to speak on their respective research as well. Ms. Vani was focusing on market segmentation, data processing and data modeling, while Mr. Sudesh’s area was determining methods on extracting data from social networking and how to process these newly gained information.

Later, Prof. Sreenivas K.G., Head of Department of CSE M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology delivered a talk on data mining, pattern recognition & machine learning. 
 The second day of the conference commenced with Mr. Dinesh Govindraj, Machine Learning Scientist, Amazon & Dr. Ramana, Research Scientist, Amazon India. Mr. Govindraj spoke about the different forms of internet ads & affiliate marketing. He further gave some insightful information on machine learning models and game theory. Dr. Ramana, on the other hand provided some new information on data science. Moreover, he demonstrated a small implementation of Benford’s law.

In succession were three internal faculty presentations Prof. Jyothi Thomas, Prof. Vinai George and Prof. Ganesh, delivered on their respective research areas. Post lunch second day Dr. Guruprasad, Head of Department of CSE, BMS College of Engineering gave his technical talk in Big Data and Cloud Computing. It was followed with three presentations from the external participants. The program on Day 2 around 4:00PM ended with a valedictory function along with photograph sessions.

Overall, the conference provided opportunities for research scholars, professors and industry executives alike in gaining some insightful information and to expand their knowledge on data mining and pattern recognition.

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