Public Lecture: "Introduction to Data Science" by Dr. Prabhat Shankar on Friday, 8 March 2019 at 4:00 PM, NIAS

NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme

Invites you to a Public Lecture in the


Svāsthya-rasa-bodhinī CSP Public Lecture Series


“Introduction to Data Science”




Dr. Prabhat Shankar

Senior R&D Engineer at ABB Ability Innovation Center, Bangalore


Date: Friday, 8th March 2019

Time : 4.00 PM (Coffee/Tea: 3.30 PM)

Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru 560012


Chairperson: Dr. Nithin Nagaraj, NIAS


Abstract: This talk is meant to be an introduction to the field of data analysis and machine learning. This is a fast-developing field with many practical applications across different streams. Starting with different types of datasets and the challenges associated with them, the useful algorithms for these datasets would be discussed. Subsequently, an overview of the application across industrial domains, biomedical domains would be presented. The primary challenges in applying these algorithms would be discussed further. Towards the end, the useful skills important for a data scientist would be touched upon. The talk would be non-technical and will aim to provide a bird’s eye view to the field of data analytics.


About the Speaker: Dr. Prabhat Shankar is working as a Senior R&D Engineer at ABB Ability Innovation center, Bangalore in the Robotics and Motion department, in the area of data analytics, mathematical modeling, and machine learning. He is a B. Tech and M.Tech in Electrical engineering from IIT Kharagpur (2005-2010) and holds a Doctorate degree (2011-2015) in Computational Biology from RIKEN, Japan.



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Friday, March 8, 2019