PU gets project fund of 72.94 lacs
Project aims the setup and execution of training and research facility in fields of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT etc
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of
India has sanctioned a project title ‘Capacity Building and Research
Entrepreneurship Centre in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and
Internet of Things for SC/ST’ with total financial outlay of Rs. 72.94 Lacs.
The research team led by Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Associate Professor in
CSE, UIET, consists of Dr. Amandeep Verma, Dr. Puneet Jai Kaur, Dr.
Harish Kumar, Dr. Sakshi Kaushal, Dr. Akashdeep from UIET, Panjab
Project aims the setup and execution of training and research facility
in fields of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things
(IoT)etc. for up-skilling the youth particularly from SC/ST, and to
make them industry ready. It will provide opportunity to reorient
students in the light of emerging technologies by providing special
skill trainings apart from regular studies with the help of modules on
Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and IoT.
The courses will be a combination of essential theoretical principles,
practical hands on elements, and industrial Use Cases. Healthy
learning and research environment will be provided to the targeted
youth for discussions and interaction with the industry/academic
experts. World class infrastructure and computing facilities will be
made available to them for performing experiments leading to
The youth will have the opportunity to work on live projects.
Participants will be introduced to tools and platforms to improve
their technical competence making them industry ready and hence
strengthening the technical workforce.
In Artificial Intelligence theme, it has fourfold mission: excellence
in artificial intelligence research, to build a vibrant community of
intellectuals, researchers and students those apply AI to solve real
industry specific problems, teaching and outreach in artificial
intelligence & machine learning, and Research based Entrepreneurship.
Some of the focused areas under AI will be Data Science, Natural
Language Processing and Deep Learning.
Big Data refers to the analysis of large data sets to find trends,
correlations or other insights not visible with smaller data sets or
traditional processing methods. There is no doubt that the industries
are going ablaze with the huge eruption of data. Big Data theme will
offer specialization in Hadoop, Map-Reduce Framework, Apache Hive,
HBase, Scala etc. leading to the applications in community spread
prediction of diseases, crime prediction, trend detection, fraud
detection, sentiment analysis etc.
Most innovative technologies these days involve sensors & cloud
platform integration, learning IoT can help the participants to shape
their career greatly. Internet of Things (IoT) theme will offer: Cloud
Computing, basic electronic components, interfacing different sensors
with microcontroller, Arduino, RaspBerry Pi, wireless technologies,
and Android application development.
The final step of capacity building will be to make the youth apply
the learned technologies in solving the real-life problems being faced
by the society. Some of the real-life problems to be targeted by the
participants will be: water quality monitoring system, local transport
tracking system, health monitoring system, location tracking system,
waste management system, demand-supply (books and stationary) etc.