Workshop on Machine Learning

The Dept of CSE&IT organized a workshop for all engineering students of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Years, faculties and scholars in the area of Machine Learning (ML) which was conducted by Mr Prateek Narang, Co-founder Coding Blocks, New Delhi, on 6 Sept 2018. The workshop included different machine learning approaches for classification, clustering, regression and forecasting using Python programming platform.

The students learned about various real time applications of different ML approaches and performed practical implementation on sample datasets. The workshop was coordinated by Dr Jyoti Sahni, Associate Professor.

Alumni meet – Departments of CSE&IT and EECE

Departments of CSE&IT and EECE organize an Alumni Meet on 1 Sept 2018 in which 70 alumni graced the occasion. The event was inaugurated by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries and Alumnni Mr Adish and Mr Archit (Class of 2000). Vice-Chancellor, Prof. HB Raghavendra motivated the alumni to stay connected with the University to build a stronger campus to corporate connection.

Anisha, BTech, 3rd Year gave a scintillating Odissi dance performance. An audio-visual game was organized in which all alumni participated with zeal and enthusiasm. Ms Jyotika Pruthi, Assistant Professor, Dept of CSE and Ms Amanpreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Dept of EECE gave a presentation on the achievements of their respective departments focusing on some projects developed by students for the betterment of the society. The alumni shared their experiences in and after NCU. The event concluded on a happy note with the giving of mementos to our alumni by Prof. HB Raghavendra and vote of thanks by Dr Rita Chhikara which was followed by a group photograph and lunch.  The event was coordinated by the Alumni Team comprising of Dr Rita Chhikara, Dr Yogita Gigras, Ms Garima Sharma and Mr Vijay Budakoti,   Dept of CSE, Ms Amanpreet Kaur, Dept of EECE and Mr Shakeel, SPA.

Guest Lecture on Cyber Security

The Department of CSE/IT organized a guest lecture on “Cybersecurity” followed by interaction with students on studying at Ireland by Dr. Michael Hegarty, ITB Ireland, on 23rd Feb 2018. Dr Michael Hegarty is a faculty in Digital Forensics and Information Technology in ITB Ireland since 2012. The Lecture was attended by B.Tech and M.tech students. The Lecture was coordinated by Dr. Rita Chhikara and Ms Mehak Khurana.

Workshop on “Big Data and Deep Learning”

Department of Computer Science and Engineering organized a workshop on “Big Data and Deep Learning” from April 7, 2018 to April 8, 2018 during International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Data Science (ICCIDS 2018). The workshop was scheduled in four sessions.

The expert of the session-I was Dr. L V Subramaniam, Senior Manager, IBM India Research Laboratory, New Delhi, India. The session started with the introduction of Artificial Intelligence that enables machines to do complex learning, reasoning and decision making. He described work towards significantly advancing symbolic, probabilistic, linguistic, and neural net reasoning that moves towards taking advantage of machine learning ubiquitously.

Mr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Singh, Lead – Collaborative Cognition, IBM Research India Delhi, India conducted the session- II on Cogniculture – Collaborative Cognition in Social Machines. He defined Cogniculture as the art, science, technology and business involved in the cultivation and breeding of cognitive agents (human and machines) living in a complex adaptive ecosystem and collaborating on human computation for producing essential ingredients (food, energy, safety etc) necessary for enhancing [humanity-centric] social goods. The innovations and development in this area entail cross discipline research including Sociology, Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Neuro Sciences, Physiology were explain in details.

The session-III was started with building question answering systems to interactive question answering systems to building conversational systems by Sachindra Joshi, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Research India Delhi, India. He talked about the various dialog frameworks that have been proposed by various industries such as Microsoft bot framework, IBM Watson Conversation Service and Google Dialoflow and how ML approaches can be used to build them in a semi-automatic manner.

The Session-IV was on Dialog Generation by Mr. Harshit Kumar, IBM Research lab, New Delhi, India. He talked about an automated dialogue system. He showed that additional information available in the form of dialogue acts –when used along with context given in the form of dialogue history– improves the performance irrespective of the model being generative or discriminative.

The workshop was attended by 200 conference delegates, students and faculty members of The NorthCap University, Gurugram.

International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Data Science – ICCIDS 2018

International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Data Science 2018 was jointly organized by The NorthCap University and University of Dayton, Ohio, USA on 7th and 8th April 2018. The conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri Alok Joshi, Chairman, National Technical Research Organization, India.

The conference program was very rich with 28 sessions, two keynote lectures by Dr. Nilufer Onder, Michighan Technological University, USA on “Data Science at the Hardware-Software Interface” and Prof. Anjali Kaushik, Department of Information Management, MDI, Gurugram, India on “Issues and Challenges related to Computation, Intelligence and Data Science”. The conference was organized by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering with Dr. Vijender and Dr. Rita Chhikara as the Organizing Chairs under the supervision of Dr.Kavita Khanna, Head of the Dept.