Code AI: 2 Day International Conference on AI and Data Science wrapped up in Bengaluru

Code AI: 2 Day International Conference on AI and Data Science wrapped up in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, 5 July 2024: Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), a constituent institute of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Bengaluru, hosted CODE-AI, powered by CGI and in collaboration with Linnaeus University, Sweden, and SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland) on the 3rd and 4th of July at their campus in Bengaluru.

To set the event in motion, on 3rd of July, post a rousing invocation by Ms. Bhavana (Research Scholar) MIT and welcome speech by Dr. Dayananda P (General Chair) HOD – IT, MIT -B’LRU the lamp was lit by the present dignitaries, signalling the start of the event.

Dr. Gururaj H L (Program Chair) Associate Professor, IT, MIT B’LRU made some insightful opening remarks about the conference, following which chief guest Ashok Chaturvedula, Senior Vice-President, Financial Services, Asia Pacific Global Delivery Centers of Excellence, CGI was introduced by Dr. Gopalkrishnan T (Program Chair), Associate Professor, IT, MIT B’LRU. Dr Yashaswini, Assistant Professor, IT was the master of the ceremony.

Addressing the attendees, Ashok Chaturvedula said “As Artificial Intelligence continues to advance and rapidly transform the way we live and work, the collaboration between industry and academia is crucial to address the war for talent in the coming years. As industry leaders, it is our responsibility to collaborate with academic institutions to nurture the next generation that is not only skilled in AI but also prepared to embrace innovation. CGI is pleased to be affiliated with Manipal Academy of Higher Education – MIT, and this conference further highlights our commitment to leading the next wave of change by example”.

After the conference remarks by the chief guest, the audience was addressed by Dr. Prema K V (Associate Director & General Chair) and the Guests of Honour, Dr. Francesco Flammini (Professor, SUSPI, Switzerland) and Dr. Sandip Chakraborty (Associate Professor, IIT Kharagpur) were introduced.

Speaking about the event, Dr. Francesco Flammini said “The primary goal of this event is to showcase global talent and shine a spotlight on innovative minds. Leveraging AI is crucial in tackling the myriad societal challenges we face today, and this conference aims to inspire individuals to thoughtfully integrate AI into their solutions. This platform offers an exceptional opportunity to network with experts across various disciplines and collaborate on groundbreaking solutions.”

Director & General Chair, MIT-B, Dr. Jagannath Karody provided thoughts and remarks on the conference. He said “We are inaugurating a very interesting conference. A B.Tech. in Data Science and AI is a new and much needed combination in India and the event will provide insights to students from both fields, by bringing in required experts. I congratulate the faculty and CGI for coming together and making this a successful event for our students.”

Dr. Madhu Veeraraghavan (Pro Vice Chancellor, MAHE BLR) said “I heartily congratulate the faculty and the CGI and would like to draw attention to the collaborative work with the practitioners. We believe in changing with time, and in learning from the industry experts, so we can impart our learnings to our students”.

An enlightening panel discussion was held on the topic Being Future Ready in Gen AI World” with panellists Deepa Jayanna (Director Consulting Delivery, CGI), Dr. Francesco Flammini (Professor, SUSPI, Switzerland), Raghav Kumar P (Vice President Consulting, Energy and Utilities APAC Solutions), Badri Ramakrishnan (AI Explorer, Technology Leader Lulumelon India) and moderated by Harikrishnan KS (Vice-President and Director Consulting and Sub BU lead Manufacturing, CGI). Various elements of AI and data science were covered, and panellists explored the possibility of students and trainees being prepared to work with AI to their best capabilities in the future.

Following the conclusion of the conference, a series of sessions were held on the topics Data Science (Chaired by Dr. Ramesh B, Professor, Department of CSE, MCE Hassan & Dr. Sandeep Chaurasia, Manipal University, Jaipur and co-ordinated by Dr. Soumyalatha Naveen), Industrial Application (Chaired by Dr. Chandrika J, Professor & Head ,Department of CSE , MCE Hassan & Bharathi Mekala, Director Consulting Expert, CGI and co-ordinated by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Godi), IoT, Security, Cloud Computing, Networks (Chaired by Dr. Sunitha N R, Professor & Head , Department of CSE , SIT, Tumkur & Manohar Reddy Gali, Director Consulting Expert, CGI and co-ordinated by Dr. S. Vaishnavi), Image, Video and Signal Processing (Chaired by Dr. Sowmyarani CN , Associate Professor, RVCE Bengaluru Dr. Swamy D R, Executive Director, Research, KS Group and co-ordinated by Dr. Madhura K), Data Science (Chaired by Dr. Paramesha K , Professor ,Department of CSE , VVCE, Mysuru & Sriram Padmanabhan, Manager Consulting Expert, CGI and co-ordinated by Dr. Anitha Premkumar), Computer and Information Technology (Chaired by Dr. Prakash K Sonwalkar, Professor and Head, Dept. of CSE (AIML), Jain College of Engineering and Research, Belagavi & Sudev Bhat, Manager Consulting Delivery, CGI and co-ordinated by Dr. Amreen Ayesha), Data Science (Chaired by Dr. M V Sudhamani, Professor, ISE, BMSCE Bengaluru & Dr. Mohana Kumar S, MSRIT Bengaluru and co-ordinated by Dr. Anil Kumar), Industrial Application (Chaired by Dr. SANJEEV S. SANNAKKI, Professor & Head, Dept. Of CS&E, Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum Dr. Vindhya Malagi, Professor, Dept. of AI & ML, DSCE and co-ordinated by Dr. P. Devisivasankari), IoT, Security, Cloud Computing, Networks (chaired by Dr. Rajendra A B, Professor, Dept. of ISE, VVCE, Mysuru & Dr. S Srividhya , Professor and Head, Department of ISE, BNMIT, Bengaluru and co-ordinated by Dr. Abhijit Das), Image, Video and Signal Processing (chaired by Dr. P V Bhaskar Reddy, Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, REVA University & Saji Gopi, Director Consulting Delivery, CGI and co-ordinated by Mr. Prakash B Metre) Dr. Shreyas J (Program Co-chair), Assistant Professor, IT, MIT B’LRU delivered the vote of thanks to conclude the conference on day 1.

The 2nd day of conference on 4th of July began with a welcome speech by Dr. Gopalkrishnan T (Program Chair), Associate Professor, IT, MIT B’LRU, followed by a report on the conference by Dr. Shreyas J (Program Co-Chair). Closing remarks on the conference were then provided by Dr. Dayananda P (General Chair) HOD – IT, MIT -B’LRU and participants of the conference provided their feedback, following which the Best Paper Award was presented to the awardees and the conference was addressed by Dr. Jagannatha Karody (Director & General Chair, MIT-B).

A series of sessions were carried out, before the start of the day’s events, on the topics Data Science (Chaired by Dr. Geeta R Bharamgoudar, Professor, Dept. of CSE, KLEIT, Hubli. Dr. Mamatha T, Professor and Head, Dept of MCA, ATRIA Institute of Technology and co-ordinated by Dr. Preethi) Industrial Application (chaired by Dr. Supreeth S, Associate Professor, CSE, Reva university & Dilip K Pulamathi, Manager Consulting Delivery, CGI and co-ordinated by Dr. Kshama S B) IoT, Security, Cloud Computing, Networks (Chaired by  Dr. Shashikumar G Totad, Professor, Dept. of Robotics and Automation, KLE University, Hubli & Dr. Jayanthi, Associate Professor, Dept. of ISE, CiTech and co-ordinated by Dr. Ruhul Amin Hazarika) Data Science (Chaired by Dr. Naveen Kumar C M, Associate Professor, Department of CSBS , MCE Hassan Dr Rekha K S, Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, NIE Mysuru and co-ordinated by Dr. Sumanth V) Data Science (Chaired by Dr. Krishna Prakasha K, Associate Professor, Department of Information Communication and Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal & Dr. Manju N, Associate Professor, Dept. of ISE, JSSTU, Mysuru and co-ordinated by Dr. Yashaswini K A) Computer and Information Technology (Chaired by Dr. Manjula R Bharamgoudar, Professor and IQAC Vertical Head, School of Electronics and Computer Engineering, REVA University, Bangalore & Dr. Ramesh G, Associate Professor | Dept. of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Alvas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Moodbidre and co-ordinated by Dr. Sangeeta Sangani) Data Science (Chaired by Dr. Suresh L, Professor, Dept. of ISE, RNSIT, Bengaluru Dr. Niranjanmurthy M, Associate Professor, Dept of AI ML, BMSIT Bengaluru and co-ordinated by Dr. Amreen Ayesha) Industrial Application ( Chaired by Dr. Malathi S Y, Associate Professor, Dept. of Information Science and Engineering, KLEIT, Hubli & Dr. S K Lakshmanprabhu, Assistant Manager, Tech Lead and co-ordinated by Dr. Karthik S A) Computer and Information Technology (Chaired by Dr. Jayanna HS , Dean-Academics, SIT Tumkur & Apurba Kalita, Director Consulting Delivery, CGI and co-ordinated by Dr. S. Vaishnavi) Image, Video and Signal Processing (Chaired by Dr. B M Sagar, Professor & Head, Dept. of ISE , RVCE, Bengaluru & Prof. Manjunath TK Assoc Prof. and HOD, Dept. of AI&DS, KS SCHOOL OF ENG. AND MANAGEMENT and co-ordinated by Mrs. Snigdha Sen) Computer and Information Technology (Chaired by Dr. Preethi, Prof. & Head, Dept. of ISE, CiTech, Bengaluru & Anindya Ghosh, Director Consulting Delivery, CGI and co-ordinated by Ms. Sapna R) Data Science (Chaired by Venkata S M, Manager Consulting Expert, CGI& Dr. M S Bhargavi, Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bengaluru and co-ordinated by Dr. Madhura K) IoT, Security, Cloud Computing, Networks (Chaired by Dr. S. Meenakshi Sundaram, Professor and Head , Dept. of AI & DS, NMIT, Bengaluru & Manjunatha Mallesh, Manager Consulting Delivery, CGI and co-ordinated by Dr. Soumyalatha Naveen)

To wrap up the 2-day event, a vote of thanks and a token of appreciation was provided to organizers and volunteers by Dr. Gururaj H L (Program Chair) Associate Professor, IT, MIT B’LRU.

 

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