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A talk on Accelerating Scientific Research with Machine Learning and AI

2019-04-30


A talk on "Accelerating Scientific Research with Machine Learning and AI" by Dr. Rukshan Batuwita, Data Scientist at Google, organized by the Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science and the International Affairs Office University of Peradeniya was held on 11 April, 2019 from 1.00 pm-3.00 pm at Chemistry Auditorium, Faculty of Science University of Peradeniya. 


This talk provided a broad introduction on the interrelated fields of Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science, covering major techniques/ algorithms, recent advancements and major application areas, beneficial to accelerated scientific research in the areas of biology, medicine, chemistry, physics etc. Also the publicly available tools and platform for ML, Data Science and AI, and the best practices for the process of applying ML to solve real-world problems were discussed. 


 Around 50 participants including academic staff members of the University, postgraduate and undergraduate students attended the event. Some pictures captured at the event are shown below.



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Short Course on Analysis of Experimental Data: Biological and Medical Applications

2011-05-05

First 3-day short course on:



Analysis of Experimental Data: Biological and Medical Applications



organized by the Board of Study in Statistics and Computer Science at PGIS was completed successfully on 27th April, 2011. Initially the target group for the short course was postgraduate research students registered under the PGIS. But, due to very high demand for the course from various other universities and research institutes, the PGIS decided to conduct five consecutive short courses to accommodate all the applicants.  Next four short courses have been scheduled on following dates:


2nd Short Course: 09th, 10th and 11th May, 2011

3rd Short Course: 23rd, 24th and 25th May, 2011

4th Short Course: 30th, 31st May and 1st June, 2011

5th Short Course: 6th, 7th, 8th June, 2011


Further, due to very high demand from the participants, the Board of Study in Statistics and Computer Science at PGIS is planning to organize an Advanced Short Course in Statistical Data Analysis in near future.


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