50 Week Long Online Program at IIIT-Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Oct.4 (Maxim News): A 50 week long online program on Foundations of Modern Machine Learning designed for the benefit of undergraduate engineering students in India, got underway at IIIT Hyderabad today. Prof P J Narayanan, Director of IIIT Hyderabad, inaugurated the program.

In the inaugural address, Prof PJ Narayanan said that IIIT Hyderabad had been around for 23 years, where students and scholars who studied at the campus, had performed exceptionally well in data-driven technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and other allied domains, most of whom are doing well across the globe.

The year-long program has students drawn from all parts of the country, with a fair mix of gender and from different socio-economic settings.

Prof PJ Narayanan called upon the students to make best use of the presence of accomplished teachers and teaching associates in the program and prepare themselves for serious engagement with research in these domains.

50 Week Long Online Program at IIIT-Hyderabad

Explaining the rationale behind planning such an online program, Prof CV Jawahar, Dean (R&D), IIIT Hyderabad and Smart Mobility Head, IHub-Data mentioned that despite the availability of a plethora of online courses, public resources and utilities, there was always a dearth of professionals in Machine Learning, who could solve problems for industry or who could take up research problems.

Presiding over the inaugural ceremony, Prof U Deva Priyakumar, Academic Head, IHub-DataIIIT Hyderabad, which is currently executing this online program, mentioned how IHub has been at the forefront in promoting research on data-driven technologies and its translation to products, in order to cater to the wider needs of both the research community as well as other important stakeholders in the society at large. (Maxim News)

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