State Level Webinar on Fundamentals of Machine Learning 

In order to motivate the students and make them aware about basics of machine learning, IEEE
DDU SB and IEEE Gujarat Section have jointly organized the above mentioned webinar on 6th March 2021 (Saturday). The webinar was conducted by Dr. Mehul Raval, Senior IEEE member and Professor at Ahmedabad University.

The webinar was getting over wheeling response from various institutes of Gujarat state and other states also. Total 209 participants were registered in this webinar. Out of 209 participants, 35 participants were from some of the other reputed institutes like DAIICT, VIT Vellore and Cambridge institute of technology, Banglore etc.

The webinar commenced with formal introduction of speaker. Then, Dr Raval started the session with the explaining what an algorithm is and explained the basic process of what the machine learning is. He explained how a machine learns from previous information, in the same way as humans do.

The attendees were given insights on the difference between classification and regression, supervised learning and various algebraic functions used for development of algorithms.

Dr Raval also shared insights about the various tools used for machine learning.

Almost 149 students/faculty members attended the session and the time span was of two hours (10:00am-12:00 Noon). He then encouraged the attendees by sharing his experience that anyone with good knowledge of statistics, algebra and basic knowledge of programming can pursue a career in machine learning domain. He motivated attendees to work in this domain, as they can discover and explore their interests and utilize their time to develop new skills. At the end Dr Raval answered the questions from the attendees to their utmost satisfaction.

The attendees found the session very useful and interesting as it was something apart from the university curriculum.

The webinar was concluded by vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Mitesh Limachia, IEEE DDU SB counsellor. He mentioned that some of topics covered by Dr. Mehul Raval during webinar like supervised learning and ML frame work were really informative and certainly useful to the students. He also mentioned that the webinar had created sufficient interest among students in the field of machine learning. Dr. Mitesh Limachia had also delivered vote of thanks toProf. Harshul Yagnik, Technical Activity Chair, IEEE Gujarat Section for providing tremendous support for this webinar.

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