IEEE SIGHT GROUP (#19-025) Inauguration & Technical Talk on Data Science & Machine Learning

The Department of Electronics and Communication in association with the IEEE Student Branch NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte organized their SIGHT Group inauguration and technical talk on data science and machine learning on 23 October 2019.

Chief Guests Mr. Abhishek Appaji, Asst Prof, BMSCE, JointSec & IEEE Bangalore Section SIGHT Chair; Dr. Niranjan N. Chiplunkar, IEEE PES/TEMS, Startup Mentor, Cofounder, Partner, TEDxBMSCE; Dr. Rekha Bhandarkar, Professor and Head of the E&C Department; and Dr. K.V.S.S.S.S.Sairam, Professor and IEEE Student Branch Counselor presided over the function.

Dr. Sairam welcomed the dignitaries, HODs, Faculty, IEEE Student Members and presented the IEEE SIGHT IGNITE video on the occasion. Dr. Niranjan N. Chiplunkar addressed the gathering and mentioned that the IEEE students should do more projects by using the IEEE SIGHT innovative and informative platform. Mr. Abhishek Appaji was presented the scope of building a locally-focused community of engineers for global development in IEEE SIGHT with technology for sustainable development. He also presented the technical talk on data science & machine learning, and the hype cycle for emerging technology and data science applications too.

Dr. Rekha Bhandarkar presented a memento to Mr. Abhishek Appaji as a token of appreciation. Twenty-five IEEE Members and seventy-five non-IEEE Members attended the program.

This group will be working on addressing and solving the needs for fishing communities in the areas of environmental and health issues by using assistive technology. Using existing technologies, the group will meet with the those in fishing communities along the Mangalore coastal region and local organizations to take the necessary steps to improve the socio-economic welfare activity for this community. The plan is to motivate and address the technologies to the fishermen to effectively cater to their daily needs in their life.