Department Conferences

National Conference on Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Date: 23 & 24, January 2020
No of beneficiaries: 36 External and 7 internal participants, (8 out- station and 28 Bangalore participants)
Chief Guest: Shri T. Baskaran, Indian Statistical Service (Retired), Ex-Deputy Director General

The inaugural session had Shri T. Baskaran, Indian Statistical Service (Retired), Ex-Deputy Director General as the chief guest and Dr. Vidyadhar Y Mudkavi, The Head & Outstanding Scientist, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI), Bangalore as the Guest of Honour. Dr. Calistus Jude, Dean of Sciences, Krirstu Jayanti College gave the welcome address. Dr. Jyothi Manoj, Convenor of the conference presented a prelude to the conference. Vice principal. Dr. Fr. Augustine George in his presidential address spoke on the rise in demand of professionals who can handle statistical analysis in the era of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prof. Sevuga Pandian, coordinator, Department of Computer Science (UG) proposed the vote of thanks.

Session I: The resourse person for this session was Dr. Vidyadhar Y Mudkavi, The Head & Outstanding Scientist, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI), Bangalore. The session emphasized that the speed at which a given scientific discipline advances will depend on how well its researchers collaborate with one another, and with technologists, in areas of Science such as databases, workflow management, visualization, and cloud computing technologies. He also spoke about how increasingly; scientific breakthroughs are powered by advanced computing capabilities that help researchers manipulate and explore massive datasets.

Session II: The resource person for this session was Dr. Ritwik Chaudhuri, Advisory Research Scientist IBM Research, Bengaluru. Dr. Ritwik gave an insight on the “Gaussian process” which is a stochastic process, such that every finite collection of a collection of random variables has a multivariate normal distribution, i.e. every finite linear combination of them is normally distributed. Kernels model the relationship between Random Variables. They are specified by a set of hyper parameters that capture broad trends in data; these are learnt from the data. Sir also discussed various numerical based on the topic, for example, representation of π (pie), Lindberg Levy Central limit theorem etc.

Session III: The resource person for this session was Prof Gangaboraiah, Professor, KIMS, Bengaluru.

He explained how every new medicine that is invented must be thoroughly tested to prove that it is not only an effective treatment for a health problem, but that it is safe for patients and does not have any side effects that are too severe. The session gave an insight on how Odds ratios are used to compare the relative odds of the occurrence of the outcome of interest (e.g. disease, Mortality rates such as maternal or perinatal). The odds ratio can also be used to determine whether a particular exposure is a risk factor for a particular outcome, and to compare the magnitude of various risk factors for that outcome. Different case studies were also discussed.

Session IV: The resource person for this session was Prof Acharya U H, Professor & Senior Specialist, SQC & OR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. Prof Acharya explained the quality improvement process, and the addition of seven basic tools that any professional can use to ease the quality improvement process and can make it proceed more quickly and systematically.They are: Flowcharts, Check sheets, Pareto diagrams, Cause and effect diagrams, Histograms, Scatter diagrams and Control charts. Manufacturers must ensure that these tools are in place and being used to their full advantage as part of their quality system procedures. Flowcharts and check sheets are most valuable in identifying problems, whereas cause and effect diagrams, histograms, scatter diagrams, and control charts are used for problem analysis.

Session V: Prof. Latha, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Jyothi Nivas College, Bengaluru and Prof. Deepa Acharya, Head, Department of Statistics, Government Science College, Bengaluru. The objective of this session is to give the budding statisticians an opportunity to present their project work in a concise manner and motivate them to further pursue similar works. There were 6 presentations. 2 each from Christ University, Bengaluru, MES College, Bengaluru and Kristu Jayanti College.

Session VI: The resourse person for this session was Dr.Meenakshi Rajeev, Professor (Reserve Bank of India Chair), Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP) , Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC). Dr.Meenakshi gave an elaborate insight on the topic "Modeling Loan Repayment Behaviour". She shared her experiences and stressed on the analysis of NSSO data using statistical tools. She narrated the flaws that are prevalent in collection of data since no proper orientation is provided to the enumerators. The concept of randomness itself goes violated many a times, thereby affecting various inferences and findings published. She also explained the various project opportunities for students and researchers in ISEC and RBI.

Session VII: Prof. Parameshwar V.Pandit, Professor & Head, Department of Statistics, Bangalore University, Bengaluru. The resource person introduced new rank tests for testing independence. The new testing procedures are sensitive not only for grade linear correlation, but also for grade correlations of higher order polynomials.

Session VIII: Hands on Session “Statistical Modeling using Python”
Resource Person: Prof. R. Sivasamy, Former Head, Department of Statistics, Annamalai University Professor, University of Botswana.

Third National Conference on Computational Intelligence NCCI 2019
Date: 6-12-2019 & 7-12-2019
Number of beneficiaries: 200 In-house: 150 External:50
Objective: This National Conference on Computational Intelligence (NCCI 2019) provides a platform to discuss the state-of-the-art developments, key approaches, research line, challenges and unsolved open problems encountered in the fields of Computational Intelligence.

The conference started with invocation song followed by welcome address by Dr.Calistus Jude, Dean of sciences. Vice Principal emphasized on the role played by computational intelligence and congratulated the department. Prof.Ayshwarya Baburam, Convenor NCCI-2019 gave a brief overview of the conference. The chief guest, Mr.Sanal Kumar ,Chief Architect, Huawai Technolgy , intracted with the audience by giving some brainstorming questions and highlighted the relavence of computational intelligence in the current scenario. The Conference proceedings were also released by the dignitaries. Prof.Sevaga Pandian, Staff Coordinator, thanked the participants.

Inauguration was followed by two technical sessions. In Session 1- Machine Learning with Bioinformatics by Dr. U. Srinivasulu Reddy, Assistant Professor,Department of Computer Applications,National Institute of Technology (NIT),Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India gave an insight into the basics of Machine Learning algorithms.

In Session 2, Dr. L.Arockiam, Associate Professor & Dean, School of Computing Sciences, St.Joseph’s College(Autonomous),Trichy,Tamil Nadu,India explained the importance of IoT as a new field and gave a basic architectural structure of IoT which consists of the edge (sensors), networking (communication) and the cloud.

Track 1 Paper presentation happened on Day 1 (06-12-2019, 01:45 PM - 03.45 PM) which was chaired by Dr. L.Arockiam and Dr. U. Srinivasulu Reddy.

Day 2, 07-12-2019 started with technical Session 3 by Mr. Nishant Krishna, Architect, Researcher-IoT, Tech Machinery and More Pvt. Ltd,Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He briefed on Extelligence in the context of hyperconnectivity in IoT.

This was followed by Technical session 4 by Dr. Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He gave an insight into Automated Evaluation of Programming Assignments- from Practice to Research and shared his experiences in using this system to evaluate assignments and examinations for programming courses taught in their university.

Post Lunch was Track 2 Paper Presentation chaired by Dr. L.Arockiam and Dr. R Kumar, Head, Department of Computer Science (PG) which gave extensive information and insights into Computational Intelligence and AI. The papers reflected current trends in IOT, image processing, data mining and human computer interaction, to name a few

The conference was attended by more than 200 participants( within and outside state) and total of 47 technical papers on various topics supported by Computational Intelligence were received and out of which 19 papers were presented by the authors.All accepted and presented papers will be published in Journal of Physics:Conference Series (JPCS) (ISSN: 1742 - 6588) (SCOPUS Indexed) and International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE) (ISSN: 2277 - 3878) (UGC CARE List-A) (SCOPUS Indexed). Outcome : NCCI 2019 served as a platform to discuss the advances in Computational Intelligence, Security and Intenet of things (IoT). The conference provided the particiipants an opportunity to expand their network and exchange knowledge and ideas among fellow researchers, academicians and technical experts from diverse areas towards the common goal of shaping the future of the society through AI.

Date: 14th December 2018
No. of Beneficiaries External: 36 & In-house: 25 students +10 teachers
The Inaugural session started with a cordial welcome by Prof Sevuga Pandian, Co-ordinator, UG Department of Computer Science. The inaugural session was presided over by Rev Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal. In the presidential address Vice Principal stressed on the requirement of network of scholars and academicians for improving the efficacy of research and appreciated the organizers and participants for being a part of the conference. The Inaugural chief guest Dr.P. G. Sankaran, Pro Vice Chancellor, CUSAT, Cochin emphasized on the scope and relevance of higher studied in Statistics. He narrated the need for in-depth knowledge in every aspect which is missing in the present generation which depends on Google and Wikipedia completely for any information. Checking the validity of information provided in internet is very essential, and hence it is always better to depend on authentic books for proper information- he commented. Dr. Jyothi Manoj, Conference Convener, proposed Vote of thanks during the session

Technical Session I
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr.P. G. Sankaran Pro Vice Chancellor and Head and Professor, Department of StatisticsCochin University of Science and Technology Cochin - 682 022
Title: Quantile Modeling in Reliability
Objective: Quantile functions for analysis of lifetime data
The session on “Quantile Modeling in Reliability” aimed at analysis of lifetime data using quantile functions. The professor highlighted work on modelling and analysis of statistical data with probability distributions through two approaches, one using distribution function and other through quantile functions. Sir explained the concept on L’ Moments and its importance to summarize the shape of a probability distribution. Dr. P.G. Sankaran also highlighted various quantile reliability concepts and Hazard quantile functions.

Technical Session II
Name and details of the Resource Person: Prof. G. Nanjundan Professor and Head Department of Statistics Bangalore University, Bangalore
Title: Characterization of Zero-inflated Gamma Distribution
Professor explained about Zero-inflated Gamma Distribution which is characterized through a differential equation satisfied by its moment generating function. He connected it to Zero-inflated exponential distribution as a special case. Professor gave an explanation of his topic by considering a queueing system. He concluded by throwing light on zero-inflated gamma distribution as an appropriate model for the waiting time of a customer in this queueing system.

Technical Session III
Name and details of the Resource Person:Prof.Dr.K.K.Suresh Former Dean, Faculty of Science, Director School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor and Head Department of Statistics Bharathiar University Coimbatore
Title: Application of Statistical Models in Industrial Product Control
This session was about the application of Statistical models in Statistical Quality Control (SQC) technique that are used in industry and particularly in military standards for contracts and procurement of products. He highlighted the application of models in different areas like Astrostatistics, Biostatistics, Business Analytics, Chemometrics, Demography, Econometrics, Environmental Statistics, Epidemeology, Geostatistics, Operation Statistics, Population Ecology, Psychometrics, Quantitative Psychology and Reliability Engineering. Dr. K K Suresh detailed about Acceptance sampling plan, its categories and how it is designed.

Keynote Session
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr. R.P.Suresh Principal Director – Advance Analytics, Accenture Digital, Bangalore
Title: Current Trends In Applications Of Statistics In Industry
The session was about the application of various statistical techniques in manufacturing industry, processing industry, service industry and new age industries and also the future of statistics in these fields. The session highlighted supply chain analytics, failure analytics and warranty analytics. Sir discussed one case study on warranty analytics and explained the challenge in estimating failure rate with past data, estimating failures beyond warranty period, challenges for predicting beyond warranty and displayed simulated results from exponential distribution.

Second National Conference on Computational Intelligence
Department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore has organized National Conference on “Computational Intelligence (NCCI-2018)” on 05.12.2018.

As has been the culture at Kristu Jayanti College – to collaboratively elevate into newer horizons of knowledge – it was with this very intent that “The Second National Conference on Computational Intelligence 2018” has seen the participation from across the nation and abroad from both Industry and Academia - to promote a research aptitude among aspiring students and to provide a stage for scholars from various facets of academia to bring forth their experience and expertise for the betterment of all. It also aided as a platform to discuss the state-of-the-art developments, key approaches, research line, challenges and unsolved open problems encountered in the fields of Computational Intelligence.

Inaugural Function
The Inaugural function of the” The Second National Conference on Computational Intelligence (NCCI-2018) organized by the Department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore on 05.12.18,10.00AM Mini Auditorium III. Many delegates from all the over India participated in the conference.

The conference was inaugurated with Vice Principal’s message on the theme of the conference. Dr. Calistus Jude, Dean, Faculty of Sciences welcomed the gathering and Dr. Vinothina, Convener NCCI-2018 gave prelude on the conference. Mr. Jeyaseelan Jeyaraj, Senior Director – Solutions Consulting, Asia Pacific, Oracle Health Sciences, bangalore with his indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of computer intelligence and its application in the health care sector, further fortified the importance of research from the industry stand-point. Having mentioned a few future sustaining technologies, he highlighted the opportunities and areas yet to be ventured by students and scholars in these technologies. Dr. Jeyaraj brought into light the relevance of these advancements and possibilities it can open doors to, if harnessed most effectively. NCCI 2018 inaugural ceremony concluded with Dr.Cecil Doanld’s vote of thanks.

Technical Sessions
Technical Session I - The first among the two was themed ‘Re-skilling is Key to Industry 4.0 Jobs Sustainability’ by .Dr. Anbunathan, Vice-chairman (2018-19) cum Chairman-Elect (2019-20), Computer Society of India (CSI), Bangalore chapter gave insights. As the name implies, it dealt with issues, questions and probable solutions associated with the next industrial revolution to be caused by emergence and adaption of AI, machine learning, blockchain and the likes of such. It aimed at making the audience aware of these technologies and the role one would be expected to play in the very near future for job sustainability.

Technical Session II - Mr. Raja Selvaraj, Client Chief Architect, IBM Inc., Singapore provided valuable information on ‘Recent Trends in Hybrid Cloud Transformation’ - served to the curiosity of those fascinated by the emerging adaption of cloud computing. In particular, it dealt with the now-how and happening in the hybrid cloud computing sector, alongside presenting the future opportunities for both research and industry alike. The discussion extended with briefings on DevOps, cloud brokerage and server less computing to name a few.

Paper Presentations
Post Lunch session , paper presentations were chaired by Dr. S. Senthil, Associate Professor & Director, School of Computer Science & Applications, Reva University, Bangalore, Dr. SS. Manikandasaran, Director & Associate Professor, Christhuraj Institute of Computer applications, Christhu Raj College, Tiruchirappalli and Dr. Jayashree R, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engg., PES University, Bengaluru.

The main objective of the conference was accomplished when research papers on various inter-disciplinary aspects and applications of computer intelligence were presented. A wide range of technical vocabularies, principles and practices, applications and implementations were brought to the knowledge of the witnessing audience. The paper presentations extended across three sessions and provided extensive information and insights into Computational Intelligence. All the selected and presented papers are published in conference proceedings of NCCI 2018 with ISBN. Among presented papers, many papers have been selected for publication in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, a SCOPUS indexed and UGC approved journal.

National Conference on Computational Intelligence
National Conference on “Computational Intelligence (NCCI-2017)” held on 15th Sep 2017 in association with ICT Academy Bangalore.

The main objective of this conference was to discuss the state-of-the-art developments, challenges and unsolved open problems in the field of Computational Intelligence. The conference promotes all aspects of computational intelligence theory, algorithm design, applications, and related emerging techniques. The National Conference on Computational Intelligence (NCCI-2017) will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest across the country by providing a platform to present new advances and research outcomes in the field of Computational Intelligence

In inaugural function Dr. S.Nagarajan, Conference Convener, briefed about the objectives of the conference, themes and sub themes of the conference and number of papers received and accepted, review process, invited speakers and technical sessions of the conference. Fr.Augustine George, Vice Principal, gave message on the theme of the conference and felicitates the delegates and participants.

Prof. Balaguruswamy, Former member UPSC and Former Vice chancellor, Anna University and Chief Guest of the function released the conference Abstract proceedings and souvenir and delivered the inaugural address. In his inaugural address insist the importance of research in Artificial Intelligence & Computational Intelligence and relationship between the research and society.

Technical Session I, Dr.Seetharam Ramachandralu, Master Data Scientist, Analytics Data Labs, DXC Technology gave insights into ‘Making Decisions from Unstructured Data’. Demonstration on converting speech to text is also given during the session.

Technical Session II, Dr.Umamaheswari E, Associate professor from Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai provided valuable information on IOT. The IoT refers to the connection of devices to the internet. The speaker explained some research problems related to healthcare and also gave theoretical explanation on IOT.

Post Lunch session, paper presentations were chaired by Dr.Hanumanthappa.M, Professor and IT Head, Department of Computer Science and Applications, Bangalore University, Bangalore and Dr. M. Krishnamurthy, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science & Engg., KCG College of Technology, Chennai. The paper presentations extended across two sessions and provided extensive information and insights into Computational Intelligence. The papers reflected current trends in neural networks, image processing, data mining and human computer interaction, to name a few. The Conference saw the participation from around 26 colleges with nearly 140 participants from in and around Bangalore and from 2 outside the state.

Dr.M.Ranjitha, Co-Convenerpresented a report of the proceedings of the conference. Fr.Josekutty, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College delivered the Felicitation. Dr. M. Krishnamurthy, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science Engineering, KCG College of Technology, Chennai, delivered the valedictory Address. He narrates about importance of two R (Result and Research) in Educational Institutions. The speaker briefed about the how the research paper should be prepared and what are the preliminary works has to be done by individual researcher while starting the new research. He also explained how an Educational institution forms the new research Centre. Fr.Lijo P.Thomas, Conference Chair distributes the Best Paper Award. Feedback was received from the few participants.

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