One Week Faculty Development Programme on "Soft Computing Techniques and Applications"
23rd - 28th December, 2017
Ms. Sarita (Assistant Professor, CSE) from Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon attended one week Faculty Development Program on Soft Computing Techniques and Applications (SCoTA-17) from 23rd - 28th December, 2017 under the Scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching, MHRD, Government of India organized by Banasthali University, Rajasthan .
The main objective of the FDP was to bring professionals, researchers, faculty members, expert together on a single platform to discuss the various trends in soft computing and its real life applications.
The Soft Computing techniques, which are based on the information processing of biological systems are now massively used in the area of pattern recognition, making prediction & planning, as well as acting on the environment. At present, the main aim of soft computing is to exploit the tolerance for imprecision and uncertainty to achieve tractability, robustness and low solutions cost.
After the lamp lighting by dignitaries at CMS Auditorium, Prof. Sarla Pareek Dean welcomed the participants and highlighted the objectives of the program. Prof. GN Purohit who has several decades of experience, gave an overview of the evolution of Banasthali Vidyapeeth from 1935 till date and emphasized on the fivefold education model Panchmukhi Shiksa perfected at the institution and also the salient features of soft computing.
Dr. A S Mandal Chief Scientist from CSIR CEERI Pilani alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi who was the Chief Guest for inauguration discussed top 10 emerging disruptive technologies which included open AI Ecosystem portends, Internet of Things - IoT going Nano, Autonomous vehicles shifting to high gear, opto genetics, organs on chips, nextgen batteries, perovskite solar cells, blockchain, visual data analytics, cognitive computing etc.
Dr. Saurabh Mukherjee from Banasthali University, Rajasthan Delivered his effective lecture on Medical Image Processing and its future trend. Prof. Alok Singh, School of Computer & Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad discussed Genetic algorithms and few algorithms used in soft computing techniques.
Prof. P. K. Nanda, Dean, Research (Formerly Professor and Head, NIT Rourkela), Siksha â€˜Oâ€™ Anusandhan University, Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar elaborated parallel genetic algorithms.
Prof. R. K. Agrawal, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi discussed Classification with Hands on session using Training, Validation and testing Data.
Prof. Nishchal K. Verma, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur explained Deep Learning and computation intelligence.
Mr. Anil K. Goswami, Scientist E, DRDO, New Delhi talked about Cognitive modeling , Decision Making and Route optimization in off road mobility.
Prof. Kusum Gupta from Banasthali University, Rajasthan discussed basics about basics of Fuzzy logic and Neuro-fuzzy system.
Prof. Devendra Tayal, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, New Delhi discussedÂ History of Soft computing and Problem statements that can be solved using these techniques
Dr. Pradeep Sharma from Banasthali University deliberated about application of soft computing with its practical application using MATLAB.
Prof. Ritu Vijay from Banasthali University, Rajasthan discussed basics of image modalities and applications of neural Network.
During the week, in addition to Professors from Banasthali , Dr. Sandeep Paul, Department of Physics & Computer Science, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra discussed about Computational intelligence Core technologies and their need.
Dr. Seema Verma from Banasthali delivered lecture on Research possibilities in Aviation with wireless networking and Cockpit Automation.
The FDP ended with Valedictory session and Certificate Distribution.