A One-day National-Level Workshop on “Machine Learning for Data Science” was conducted by the Department of Computer Science (Shift-II) on November 27, 2023 in Kamarajar Arangam. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with the MoU institutions, namely Gonzega College of Arts and Science, Krishnagiri District, Auxillium College, Vellore, St. Josephs College, Trichy under Xavier Board of Higher Education in India.
About 316 participants attended the workshop. Dr. N. Siva Kumar, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Puducherry Technological University, Puducherry was the Resource Person for the workshop. Mrs. A. Lokeshwari Co-convener welcomed the participants to the workshop. Dr. P. Selvaperumal, Organizing Secretary introduced the resource person to the participants. Rev. Fr. Dr. K.A. Maria Arokiaraj, Additional Principal, Shift-II, felicitated the resource person and the staff in charge of participant institutions. He also insisted that the students tap into the abundance of opportunities available in machine learning and data science, as well as the need to be abreast of technology. He also said that the college is planning to introduce a new course in “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” in Shift-II in the near future.
Dr. N. Sivakumar first introduced “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning” to the participants. He then explained how they are related and how they can be utilized in the data science field. With several examples, he explained how supervised, semi-supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning algorithms can be utilized in the data science field. He emphasized the importance of Java and Python programming languages, which are mostly used in implementing machine learning algorithms. He practically demonstrated how packages like NumPy, Scikit-learn, Pandas, TensorFlow, and PyTorch can be used for implementing machine learning algorithms for performing various tasks in data processing. Participants got the hands-on training by doing the same on their laptops using Pycharm.
Mrs. C. Dharmadevi, Head, Computer Science (Shift II), thanked the resource person and the MoU institutions that helped in conducting the workshop. Mrs. R. Ramya, organizing member, delivered the vote of thanks. The participants were given certificates.