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International Faculty Development program on Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Aizawl, 24 March (zoramnews): A five-day online event “International Faculty Development program on Data Analytics and Machine Learning” jointly organized by Mizoram University and North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, was inaugurated on 21st March, 2022 at 10:00 am local time (IST).


Prof. KRS Sambasiva Rao, Vice Chancellor Mizoram University graced the inaugural function as Chief guest and Dr. J. N. Nayak, Registrar, North-Easter Hill University, Shillong and Prof. Shyamanta M. Hazarika, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati were the guests of honor.


The inaugural function was started with welcome address by Prof. Jamal Hussain, the coordinator from Mizoram University, who expressed the need of such faculty development program for the benefit of teachers and young researchers as these type of events will provide better exposure to teachers and young researchers through interaction with international experts and will boost their research further. He thanked Dr. Md. Iftekhar Hussain, Department of Information Technology, North-Eastern Hill Unversity, Shillong for providing all possible help and support as joint coordinator of the event. He also thanked Department of ICT, Govt. of Mizoram for providing financial support for the program.

Prof. KRS Sambasiva Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Mizoram University congratulated Department of Mathematics and Computer Science for organizing this important event which is relevant to present day scenario. He mentioned the importance to learn how to process and protect voluminous data that is being generated nowadays. He highlighted the importance of data analytics, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning and their applications in various fields including Medical Science and application of block chain technology in Banking sector. He urged the teachers to continuously update and improve their knowledge and intern cater to the needs of the students. He expressed his happiness to know that participants from many countries have shown interest and registered for this program.

Guest of honour, Prof. Shyamanta M. Hazarika expressed his happiness to be part of the program and for the opportunity to interact with young people working on Machine learning. He mentioned that traditional data analytics platform would typically involve technical team members, whereas, Machine Learning Analytics is an entirely different process. It automates entire data analysis workflow to provide deeper, faster and more comprehensive insights.

Guest of honour, Dr. J. N. Nayak, Registrar, North-Eastern Hill University expressed his happiness about the collaboration and joint event. He hoped that such kind of programs would help all the scientists, industrialists, Educationists to come forward to have meaningful deliberations and to learn how to make use of this kind of technologies for the betterment of human being with proper results.

Prof. Diwakar Tiwari, Dean, School of Physical Sciences, Mizoram University in his speech expressed great satisfaction and congratulated the organizers for the joint
event. He was happy about the collaboration of Mzoram University, North-Eastern Hill University and IIT Guwahati. He congratulated the Department for bringing experts from Academia and Industry from different parts of the world and wished grand success of the program.

The inaugural session ended with vote of thanks from Dr. Jay Prakash Singh, Head, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Mizoram University.

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