CEP Short Term Course

Machine Learning: Concepts,
Applications & Challenges

September 18th- 23rd, 2017

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi – 221005, U.P.
Phone: 0542 - 2369434
Email: cep

BACKGROUND: Machine learning is one of today's most rapidly growing technologies, lying at the intersection of computer science and statistics, and at the core of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent progress in machine learning has been driven both by the development of new learning algorithms and theory and by the ongoing explosion in the availability of online data and low-cost computation. The use of data-intensive machine-learning methods can be found throughout science, technology and commerce,leading to more evidence-based decision-making across many walks of life, including health care, manufacturing, education, financial modelling, policing, and marketing. Each of these domains has great research potential. This course would cover topics relevant to the knowledge and understanding necessary to teach and do research in this emerging field of study. The course includes both theoretical lectures and hands on practice sessions on topics related to machine learning.

COURSE CONTENTS: The topics that are going to be covered are as follows:

  1. Machine learning for predictive data analytic
  2. Supervised, Semi-supervised and Reinforcement learning 
  3. Information and Similarity based learning 
  4. Probability and Error based learning 
  5. Optimization algorithms 
  6. Opportunities and challenges 
  7. Case studies on 
    • Network security
    • Wireless sensor networks 
    • Computer vision

COURSE MATERIAL:  Each registered participant will be provided with a set of comprehensive lecture notes.

ABOUT IIT (BHU): Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (commonly known as IIT (BHU), Varanasi) is a public engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. It was designated an Indian Institute of Technology in 2012. IIT (BHU), Varanasi has 14 departments and three interdisciplinary schools.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: The course is going to be practice, research and industry-oriented. The concepts and tools covered will find their immediate use at the workplace. In view of this, research scholars, motivated students, engineers, faculties, scientists from research labs and govt. organizations will find the course to be very useful. Interested participants are requested to send their filled in registration-form at the earliest.

FACULTY: Faculty members from IIT (BHU), eminent professors from different IITs and other premier Institution Organization and distinguished researchers from Industries will deliver lectures.

ELIGIBILITY: Participants from Governments Departments and Industries, Research scholar, motivated students, engineers, faculties, scientists from research organizations  are eligible. They need to pay the course registration fee. The payment is to be made by demand draft drawn on any Nationalised Bank in favour of CEPSTCML 2017, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, payable at Varanasi. 

IIT BHU Students/Research Scholars Rs. 2500/-
Students/Research Scholars (Other than IIT BHU) Rs. 4000/-
Faculties/Academician  Rs. 5000/-
Scientists/Engineers/Managers from Industries/R&D Labs/Govt. Organizations Rs. 6000/-

BOARDING AND LODGING: Efforts will be made to accommodate in the institute guest house on twin sharing basis (if available) on self payment basis after receipt of request from the participants. 

Interested candidates should mail an advance (scan) copy of the application form and demand draft at cepstcml@gmail.com.

APPLICATION FORM: Download (pdf)



The duly filled in and signed application form with registration fee (draft) should be sent to the following address: 

Dr. Tanima Dutta, Dr. Hari Prabhat Gupta and Prof. K. K. Shukla 
Course Coordinators - CEP Short Term Course
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi,
Varanasi - 221005, Uttar Pradesh.
Ph. No.: +91-542-230-7056 (Department Office)
Email Id: cepstcml@gmail.com

Student Volunteer: 

Randheer Bagi (Ph.D. Scholar)