Sep 292017

The IITBAA Pune Chapter had invited Ramesh Adavi to share his knowledge about Data Science with us on the 9th Sept. 2017 Ramesh Adavi did his BTech in Mech in 1979 & an MBA from IIM-Bangalore in 1984.

His interests are:

  • To enhance employability skills of college students, with a particular focus on “Critical Thinking”
  • To provide Business Intelligence and Optimization solutions assisted by Data Science technologies In his words-Data Science, Analytics, Machine Learning, …. are red hot subjects.

At the “basics” level, these subjects are very similar. Essentially, there are NINE techniques that are “foundational”. If these techniques are understood conceptually, a person new to the field will know “what these subjects are all about”. Armed with a high-level understanding, he/she will be able to get into an in-depth study (and discussion) of these subjects, with confidence. These NINE techniques are Classification, Regression, Similarity Matching, Clustering, Co-occurrence grouping, Profiling, Link Prediction, Data Reduction & Causal Modeling.

Ramesh presented this. His talk was well received. The talk lasted about 2 hours & was followed by a Q&A. There were about 70 attendees mainly IITB alumni but also alumni from other IIT’s & from IIM’s.


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