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Workshop - I: Data Analytics Using MATLAB

Speaker: Alka Nair, Mathworks, Bangalore



Date: 07 August 2018
Venue: Executive Hall,
Seminar Complex, CUSAT
Time: 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m
[Onsite Registration starts by 9:30 a.m]

Abstract

With the rise of analytics in all the industry segments, we see a huge increase in the size and complexity of data collected. Handling and understanding the data, thus, becomes challenging, particularly when the data does not fit in memory. MATLAB provides a single, high-performance environment for building analytics and makes it easy, convenient, and scalable to analyze and process big data without having to learn big data programming.
In this hands-on session, Application Engineer - Data Analytics & AI, Alka Nair, will cover the following topics:
* Access data of multiple formats
* Preprocess data to extract features
* Choose the appropriate machine learning algorithm

In addition to the above topics, the presenters will also discuss various other aspects in the data analytics workfow including:
* Scaling up the workflow for big data analytics
* Deploying analytics on enterprise and embedded systems

Pre-Requisites:
* Developers to carry their laptops with Matlab installed (trial copy) to work on building skills
* Get the trial copy of Matlab from this webpage: Click Here
Bio
Alka Nair is part of Application Engineering team at MathWorks focusing on technical computing. She has been working with customers to address their challenges using MathWorks products and services. Her areas of interest include Deep Learning, Autonomous Driving, High performance Computing, Image Processing and Computer Vision. She completed her MS in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras specializing in the area of Image Processing and B.Tech from Calicut University.

Workshop II – Build Voice-Enabled Experiences with Alexa

Speaker: Sohan Maheshwar, Amazon, Bangalore



Date: 07 August 2018
Venue: Executive Hall,
Seminar Complex, CUSAT
Time: 02:15 P.M. to 05:5:15 P.M.
[Onsite Registration starts by 9:30 a.m]

Abstract

Amazon Alexa, the cloud-based voice service that powers Amazon Echo, provides access to thousands of skills that enable customers to voice control their world - whether it’s listening to music, controlling smart home devices, listening to the news or even ordering a pizza. This hands-on workshop will take you through the skill-building process starting with an introduction to Amazon Alexa and the Alexa Skills Kit while illustrating why Voice is the next major disruption in computing. You will also learn how the Alexa cloud service works as well as best practices in voice design.

Pre-Requisites:
* Developers to carry their laptops or to be provided with Desktops to work on building skills
* Good to have an Amazon developer account and verifed AWS account created in advance, so developers don’t spend time doing that in the workshop
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Bio
Sohan is an Alexa Evangelist at Amazon. His role involves inspiring and helping developers build incredible voice experiences using Alexa. He was a part of the Alexa launch in India which has seen developers build over 15,000 skills in a short span of time. Sohan has presented keynotes in numerous conferences around the world including Great Indian Developer Summit, AI Conclave, Agile India and also Chatbot Summit (Tel Aviv) and Chatbotconf (Vienna).