Awantipora: Week-long National Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘Research Trends in Information Technology’ organised jointly by the Department of Computer Science (DCS) and Department of Computer Science Engineering (DCSE) from 25th to 29th September 2018 concluded at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora here today.
The workshop which was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor Islamic University and Chief Patron FDP Prof. Mushtaq A Siddiqi saw deliberations on key themes like Machine learning, soft computing, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Image processing and recognition, Cognitive Science, Computational Complexity, Data Mining, Deep learning, IOT, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Communication were held during the various technical sessions which were conducted renowned experts.
During the valedictory session, Professor IIT Roorkee, Dr. Partha Pratim Roy who was the Guest of Honour described the workshop as a successful framework as it helped participants understand the conceptual base during the theoretical sessions and reinforced their learning through programming exercises.
Having served as a key expert during the workshop, Professor IIT Allahabad Prof. (Dr.) Uma Shanker Tiwary applauded the efforts of the university and said, “IUST is going in the right direction toward educational excellence. I am particularly impressed by the enthusiasm of faculty here and I am looking forward to collaborative research ventures in my areas of expertise, particularly regarding Kashmiri language”.
Speaking about her experience at IUST, Prof. Vasudha Bhatnagar (Delhi University) said,“It was a pleasure to again visit IUST after six years. The development during this period is indeed impressive. The computing infrastructure of the CSE department matches the best universities in the country. I am confident that if the pace of progress is maintained this university will be attracting the best students and faculty in the state.”
On this occasion, Co-Convenor and Head DoSC Dr. Rumaan Bashir expressed satisfaction over the workshop and thanked the Chief Patron FDP and Vice Chancellor IUST Prof. Mushtaq A Siddiqi, Dean Academic Affairs Prof A M Shah, Registrar Prof. Farooq Ah. Mir, Patron FDP Prof A.H Moon and others and said, “the feedback from participants as well as experts has been very promising and we are hopeful of conducting more of such programmes in future.”
One of the participants and Asst. Prof. Business Studies IUST Dr. Shabia Khan said that the FDP was quite informative and covered a wide range of contemporary topics ‘especially Machine Learning which is a challenging research area’ and added, “Experts were very knowledgeable and quite responsive to questions thus helping researchers by giving innovative ideas for designing solutions.”
During the Valedictory session, certificates were distributed among the participants and organising committee members and also present on this occasion were Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Chachoo, Head DCSE Syed Mujtaba Hussain, Organising Secretary FDP Dr. Kaiser J, Giri, organising committee members, participants, faculty members and students from DoCS and DCSE.