A lecture on ‘Data Analysis’ was delivered by Ms Nishtha Madaan, Senior Research Software Engineer, IBM India Research Lab, to BTech 3rd &4th Year, BSc Maths (H) and MSc Maths students, Dept of Applied Sciences on 4 Oct 2018. She explained Data analysis concepts like preprocessing on Excel files, identifying outliers using scatter plot and histograms. Ms Madaan highlighted feature selection methods and briefed about classification techniques used in Machine Learning (ML). She shared her experience of working with more than 15 students for doing projects on ML and motivated students to use Watson API’s for their project work. The lecture was organized by Dr Anshu Malhotra and Ms Shilpa Jain.
The Quizzing Society of NCU, ‘Minerva’ organized their first event ‘Meet the Quizzards’ on 12 Sept 2018. There were 65 teams comprising of 130 students which participated in the preliminary round on subjects such as current affairs, general knowledge, science, technology, film, and music. After the prelims, based on their scores, the top 10 teams went on to the finals. In the finals, after three rounds of quizzing the winners were: 1st Prize: Rajan Sharma (CSE), 2nd Prize: Geetanjali Sachdev and Rishabh (CSE), 3rd Prize: Tie between CSE students Ritika Kalra, Prerna Kathuria and Ayush Bhardwaj, Ashish Gandhi. Participation certificates and gifts were given to students to motivate them. The event was coordinated by Dr Anshu Malhotra and Prof. Kalika Srivastava.