Crucial topic of data science faculty development covered in a workshop

A two days Faculty Development Program on Data Science was organised by Centers of
Excellence, department of Management, BIT,Durg from 13 th -14 th October,2017. The program
started with the traditional lamp lightening ceremony . Dr.Sanjay Guha Professor and head,
department of Management gave a warm welcome to Honourable Principal Dr.Arun Arora,
by presenting him a bouquet. Professor Neeraj Khariya presented a bouquet to honourable
speaker, Mr.Sujit Mishra. Professor Vineeta Gupta presented a bouquet to honourable
speaker Ms.Sucharita Bhur.
Dr. Sanjay Guha sir,Professor and Head , Department of Management,BIT Durg, delivered
the welcome lecture. Dr. Arun Arora addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance
of Data Science in todays competitive scenario. He also said that traditional learning
pedagogies should be replaced with latest learning models, fulfilling industry requirement.
He further said that this development can be done by training the trainers i.e the faculties.
Honourable Speaker Mr.Sujit Mishra, an experienced data scientist began the session by
introducing the participants with fundamentals of statistics. His objective was to provide
participants with a conceptual overview of data science & advanced analytics and its many
facets. The topics included for the session were- Data Connectivity and Integration, Graphs,

Charts and Visualisation, Data Preparation, Data Exploration and Analysis, Overview to
Industrial Statistics.
Honourable speaker Ms.Sucharita Bhur, a stastician by profession, conducted the session for
second day. Her objective was to introduce participants to large selection of data science
algorithms in TIBCO STATISTICA, to build and deploy models and their application to
solve various types of real world problems. The topics included in her session were-
Supervised Learning , Unsupervised Learning, Artificial Neural Networks, Citizen Data
Scientist & Collective Intelligence.
The program came to an end with the formal proposal of vote of thanks by Mrs.Judith Gomes
Nagar. Dr.Sanjay Guha presented momento to the speakers and expressed his desire of
conducting such events in near future as well.

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