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NIT Rourkela to inaugurate LPCADS tomorrow

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Rourkela, Aug 27:

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela will inaugurate Lakshmana Rao Peri Centre for Advanced Analytics and Decision Sciences (LPCADS) at its Bhubaneswar Behera Auditorium tomorrow.

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Prof Mirsad Hadzikadic and Prof Joshua Hertel from UNC Charlotte, and Venkata N Peri and Amresh Tripathy from PricewaterhouseCoopers will grace the event as key speakers and throw light on objectives of the center as well as will  interact with current students.

“The inaugural function would be presided by Prof Sunil Kumar Sarangi, Director of the institute while Prof B Majhi, Dean (Academic) will coordinate the programme”, RK Sinha, secretary, Public Relation of NIT Rourkela told OST.

The inauguration will be followed by workshop on ‘Advanced Analytics: Principles and Applications’.

The programme will run in collaboration with University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte, USA  where students will spend one semester of the course at University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC).

This collaboration will help NIT Rourkela and UNCC in extending collaborative research and faculty exchange in the field of data analytics, Sinha said.

From autumn 2015, the center is offering M Tech degree in Analytics and Decision Sciences which is an interdisciplinary course supported by three academic departments of the institute: Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, and School of Management.

Sinha further said this new centre is first of its kind in the state and very few institute in India probably one or two offer such Post graduate course in specialized subject like advance analytics.  This will create a cadre of trained advance skilled man power to cater the needs of the country.

A delegation of experts of NIT and four foreign experts/professors who are coming to attend this programme led by NIT director Prof SK Sarangi will meet chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday in Bhubaneswar to appraise him and seek involvement of state government to work for Advanced Analytics in health sector of Odisha.

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