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7-Day National Workshop on Data Science: Theory and Practice Concluded Successfully at Khalsa College, Amritsar


P.G. Dept of Computer Science & Applications, Khalsa College, Amritsar organised 7-Day Workshop on Data Science: Theory and Practice. The objective of workshop was to enlighten the participants on data usage using artificial intelligence and data science. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Hardeep Singh, DSW and Head, Dept. of Comp. Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He emphasised that the topic of workshop is a very need of current changing technology and Khalsa College has taken a big initiative in conducting the event.  The workshop welcomed experts from academia, the private sector, reaserchers and faculty members as participants to discuss how data science can assist in finding solutions to big data, hands on experience on data mining and artificial intelligence. The total number of registered candidates was 52. The event was concluded with great enthusiasm and enriched knowledge of many participants.

The first two days of workshop was conducted by Mr. Puneet Jindal, Chief Data Scientist & Founder, Eduwaive Foundation, Chandigarh. He gave introduction on “Data Science using Google Cloud Platform”.  While concluding the session, he tested the knowledge by conducting the quiz using “Kahoot app” and distributed Google certified pen drives to first three winners.

On third day of workshop, Mr Manmeet Duggal, Consultant and Manager at Seasia InfoTech, Chandigarh gave “Introduction to Data Visualisation” and gives the “Practical Training using Tableau”.  He also enlightened the participants on concept “Big data and Analytics” which is an analysis of data in terms of volume, velocity and variety.

Mr. Abhinav Shandliya, Data Scientist at Rate Gain and MuSigma, New Delhi, provided hands on experience on Python and different algorithms based on decision trees on fourth day of workshop. He also explained the concepts on data gain, information gain, gain ratio and gini index of decision trees.

On fifth day, Dr. Neeraj Kumar Nehra, Associate professor in Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering from Thapar Institute of Eng. & Technology, Patiala shared his valuable knowledge on “Machine Learning and Installation of R Language”.  He clarified the concept of machine learning and data mining and also throws the light on classification of machine learning and introduction to R language.

Dr. Anil Kumar Verma, Professor in Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering from Thapar Institute of Eng. & Technology, Patiala discussed about “Hands on Practise of Machine Learning in R Language” on sixth day of workshop. He also explained various packages of machine learning and gives practical session on the Rattle Package.

The last day of workshop was convened by Dr. Gurvinder Singh, Professor Dept. of Comp. Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He enlightened participants with his valuable knowledge on “Computational Analytics using Machine & Deep Learning through R Language”.  He also trained the participants about how to implement Mosaic charts in R.

Dr. Mehal Singh, Principal, Khalsa College Amritsar distributed the certificates and congratulated the participants and organising team. He also wished them success in life and appreciated the hard work of head of Department Prof. Harbhajan Singh of computer science and applications department.

Prof. Harbhajan Singh Randhawa, Head, Department of Computer Science & Applications was thankful to principal for allowing such events in department. He said that such events help the faculty in enriching their knowledge in ever changing IT world and also researchers are benefited with advanced programming languages. He said that the success of this event is the result of hard work of every staff member of Computer Science Department. Dr. Mani Arora Co-Convener of workshop gave vote of thanks. 

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