CONFERENCE ON CHANGING PARADIGMS IN TEACHING & RESEARCH IN STATISTICS
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.
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.
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 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.
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.