Middlesex University Dubai organized Data Analytics Associate: Level 1 certification program for working professionals on 8th and 9th April 2016. This corporate training program was conducted in association with Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A). The program was launched as part of Center of Innovation and Excellence (CIE) @ MDX Dubai and was designed by Dr. Krishnadas Nanath (Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics). The course was jointly taught by Prof. Krishnadas and Prof. Arnab Laha (IIM Ahmedabad). Participants were exposed to the world of Data Science (Machine Learning, Data Visualization, and Social Media Analytics etc) using tools like R Studio & SPSS.
There were more than 40 participants from diverse industry verticals in UAE. This course had participation from ADCB, Nielsen, Landmark Group, Souq.com, Cleartrip, Department of Transport (Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi University (ADU), Rivoli Group, Bream, IMT and several other firms. The program received amazing response from the participants and CIE under the guidance of Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes will plan more initiatives in the area of Data Analytics. Participants were indulged in two days of intensive full day training at the state-of-the-art computing lab at Middlesex University Dubai. The program also witnessed the launch of Data Analytics chapter in UAE, a platform for Data Science enthusiasts (industry professionals/researchers) to work on common projects and exchange relevant information. The participants of Level-1 program will qualify for further levels of training program launched by the joint venture in future.
Data Science/Business Analytics is one of the fastest growing fields and has been looked upon as one of the most lucrative domains in business. With the growth of business and diverse verticals in UAE, the amount of data handled by businesses today is enormous. It has become extremely important to derive meaningful insights from huge datasets using effective techniques and tools related to Data Science. Middlesex University Dubai believes in becoming the central hub for projects and corporate training programs in the area of Data Science and Big Data. Dr. Cedwyn Fernandes, director Middlesex University Dubai along with Dr. Krishnadas is planning several initiatives within the Center of Innovation and Excellence to bridge the interface between industry and academia. Here are few testimonials from the participants of the program:
“Thank you for the amazing experience. It was an informative and engaging program over two days and I really enjoyed being there. Even though there was no rest over the weekend, it was time well spent and worth it.”-
Senior Business Analyst – Al Naboodah
“Thank you Prof. Krishnadas and Prof. Arnab for amazing sessions on Data Science .. your efforts re-kindled my interest to explore this subject in a different light. Great set-up good learning... waiting for more to come :)”
Namita Goel (IMT)
“Great sessions, Krishnadas. Terrific combination of style and substance!! Thanks a lot.”
Dr. Ajit Karnik
“Indeed, the training was awesome and I am looking forward to the next session. Loved the experience”
Ansar Kanhiroli (Landmark Group)