Knowledge is a treasure but the practice is the key to it” – Thomas Fuller. Firmly believing in the motto, the department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE) has been organizing guest lectures delivered by domain experts. In line with the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020,
these lectures aid in the translation of theoretical concepts taught in the class to practical problem-solving at the industry.
On Dec 2,2022, a lecture on “Applied Machine Learning Methods” was delivered by Mr Bala Sriraghavan, the founder and CEO of Datanetiix solutions Inc., California, USA. Prof. N. Sivakumaran introduced the guest to the students and spoke on the importance of Industry-Institute linkage on the importance of the guest lecture on Applied Machine Learning methods on a recent scenario. Prof. K.
Dhanalakshmi, the head of the dept. of ICE presented Mr. Bala with a memento and she had addressed the gathering. Along with him, Mr. Ravi and Mr. K. V. Saravanan, from the India location of Datanetiix addressed an enthusiastic group of students and research scholars working primarily on Industrial Automation and allied technologies.
The speakers discussed how Machine Learning algorithms have revolutionized our everyday lives. Right from customization in entertainment and newsfeed in online applications, these algorithms
have drastically improved the accuracy in the automatic detection of fraudulent transactions in credit cards, cancer diagnosis and real-time detection of traffic violations. The team discussed some
fundamental projects that Datanetiix has worked on, in the US including the automatic update of government records right from the federal level to the county level. Robotic Process Automation has been used to drastically minimize the time taken to organize enterprise resources and records in multinational e-commerce companies. The team especially took pride in narrating how several suicide attempts have been averted by the emergency response service (911) in the US, through their algorithm on keyword search on ‘depression’ and ‘death’ in social media chats. During the talk, the speakers emphasized the need for Cybersecurity. Recalling the adage that “data is the gold of
the 21st century”, they stressed that it’s high time institutions frame robust policies and strategies to uphold data security. The speakers concluded the lecture by inviting the students at the
institute to pursue internships, theses, and employment with their organization.
It can be noted that Datanetiix Inc., a digital transformation company is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the US and has been rated as a Great Place to Work. The dept of ICE thanked the guests and invited them to participate in the upcoming conference on Intelligent Solutions for Emergency Support and Disaster Management, scheduled in the second week of January at the institute.
The speakers also made a brief visit to the Siemens Centre of Excellence in Manufacturing situated within the campus of NIT-Tiruchirappalli, where they interacted with a team of faculty
working on applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
For more details Contact:
Dr. N Sivakumaran, Professor,Dept of ICE,NIT-T M.No 9944101705
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