KIIT School of Computer Engineering Organizes Digital Conclave on “Role of Data Science in a Post Covid-19 World”

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The Data Science Group (DSG), School of Computer Engineering, KIIT DU conducted Digital Data Science Conclave 2020 on 4th October 2020.

Gracing the conclave, Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor, KIIT-DU appreciated the efforts of the students of the data science group who organized such a wonderful conclave with 14 distinguished talks. Prof. Jnyana Ranjan Mohanty, Registrar emphasized the need of the data science processes for all the organizations.

Earlier, the conclave was started with a Welcome Address by Prof. Samaresh Mishra, Director, School of Computer Engineering, KIIT DU, followed by Mr. Indrashis Das, Student Coordinator DSG who briefed about activities done in the DSG group. The inaugural ceremony was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Manjusha Pandey, Mentor of Data Science Group, School of Computer Engineering, KIIT DU.

The inaugural ceremony of the conclave was coordinated by Sandeepan Mahapatra as the Student Coordinator. Alumni talks with more than 800+ registrations and active participation was realized.

The Technical Session 1: Talk-1 titled “Data Mystics & Sciences” was delivered by distinguished speaker Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice-Chancellor, KIIT DU. He provided valuable information to the candidates regarding how data-driven our lives are. 

Talk – 2, titled “Artificial Intelligence in Health and Education” was delivered by distinguished speaker Prof. Arunkumar Balakrishnan, Professor (CIT), Coimbatore. He mainly focused on the use of AI/Data Science in Health-care.

Talk – 3, titled “Data Science Solutions for COVID-19” was delivered by alumni speaker Mr. Ankit Kumar Sinha, Machine Learning Engineer, Mr. Cooper, USA as the resource person. The technical session-1 was coordinated by Prof. Junali Jena as the Faculty Coordinator and Aunkit Chaki as the Student Coordinator.

The Technical Session 2: Talk – 4 titled “AI in Tele-Health and Telemedicine Post COVID 19” was delivered by distinguished speaker Mr. Ajitesh Shukla, Assistant Vice President, Data Sciences of High Radius Technologies. Mr. Shukla talked about the various start-ups that have emerged in India and in the rest of the world during the pandemic to cater to this emergency.

Talk – 5 titled “COVID-lockdown Induced Digital Consumption and Digital Escapism” was delivered by distinguished speaker Mr. Rabi Narayan Subudhi, Senior Professor KSOM, KIIT DU. He started off the session with an in-depth statistical comparison in the growth of the digital world pre COVID, with that of now using his survey results and categorized various users using different social media platforms. The technical session-2 was coordinated by Prof. Krishna Chakravarti as the faculty coordinator and Mr. Parikshit Barua as the student coordinator.

The Technical Session 3: Talk – 6 titled “COVID-19: A Data Science & Visual Analysis and Review” was delivered by distinguished speaker Mr. Biswajit Nayak, Director, Grid Analytics India Pvt. Ltd. He focused on how Data-Intensive our current world isand that everyone should develop proper skill sets to deal with the present challenges.

Talk – 7 titled “Role of Data Science in an Automotive Industry” was delivered by alumni speaker Ms. Bhavna Sinha, Data Scientist, Cummins Inc. Ms. Bhavna Sinha initiated her talk by pointing out that the Automotive industry is very competitive and to stand out in the crowd Data Science plays a very important Role. The technical session-3 was coordinated by Mrs. Mamta Motwani as the Faculty Coordinator and Mr. Shushant Ghosh as the Student Coordinator.

The Technical Session 4: Talk – 8 titled “Usage and Implications of COVID-related Data” was delivered by alumni speaker Mr. Manish Kumar Choudhary, Solutions Manager, Data Sciences, India. Mr. Manish gave an overview of the data points around COVID and explained how they could have proactively stopped it looking at different pivots.

Talk – 9 titled “Healthcare Analytics: An advent to mitigate the risks and impacts of a Pandemic” was delivered by alumni speaker Mr. Shubham Kumar, Business Technology Analyst, Deloitte Consulting US-India Pvt. Ltd. The technical session 4 was coordinated by Prof. Manjusha Pandey as the Faculty Coordinator and Harshit Anand as the Student Coordinator.

The Technical Session 5: Talk – 10  titled “The Ultimate Battle: Computer Vision-based Diagnosis of COVID-19 from Chest X-Rays and Health Passport for the Personalized Risk Assessment of Individuals” was delivered by alumni speaker Mr. Sabyasachi Chakraborty. He talked about how COVID-19 was spread in South Korea and how South Korea conducted the 3T Protocol Testing – Tracing -Treatment and within less than a month the number of cases was in single digit.

Talk -11 titled “Impact Assessment of COVID Data through TABLEAU” was delivered by distinguished speaker Prof. Manoj K. Dash, Professor, IIITM Gwalior & Khallikote University Berhampur. He discussed how strategies are being maintained for public health and to prevent the transmission of COVID -19 in Ganjam district.  The technical session 5 was coordinated by Prof. Bindu Agarwal as the Faculty Coordinator and Anoushka  Mishra as the Student Coordinator.

The Technical Session 6:Talk -12  titled “Rapid-Solvers: An escalating journey to fill COVID19 needs in the Northeast US” was delivered by distinguished speaker Dr. Kunal Mankodiya, Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical, Computer & Biomedical Engineering, Director, Wearable Biosensing Lab, University of Rhode Island, USA. 

Talk – 13  titled “Internet of Health Things (IoHT) for COVID-19” was delivered by alumni speaker Mr. Harsh Mishra, Software Engineer, HighRadius Technologies. The technical session 6 was coordinated by Prof. Lipika Dewangan as the Faculty Coordinator and Abhishek Anand as the Student Coordinator.

The DDSC 2020 was convened by Dr. Siddharth Swarup Rautaray, Mentor DSG Group, School of Computer Engineering, and coordinated by the faculty coordinators Prof. Mahendra K. Gourisaria, Prof. Amiya Kumar Dash, and the students coordinator. The conclave concluded with enriching concluding remarks by Dr. Samaresh Mishra, Director School of Computer Engineering.

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