Vidya Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Research (VCAIR) organized a five-day Short Term Course (STC) on “Theoretical Foundations of Artificial Neural Networks” during 1 – 5 January 2019. The STC was aimed to bring professionals, researchers, faculty members, experts and students together on a single platform to discuss the theoretical foundations of artificial neural networks and its real life applications. The programme was targeted at faculty members from AICTE approved engineering colleges across Kerala.
The inaugural ceremony of the programme was held on 1 January 2019 at the Advanced Computer Lab in the College. Dr Ramani Bai V (Prof and Head, CSE Dept) gave the welcome address. Dr Saji C B (Principal, VAST) delivered the presidential address. Mr Anil Kumar S, Chief Guest of the occasion and the resource person for the STC, officially inaugurated the Course by lighting the traditional lamp. Er G Mohanachandran (Executive Director, VICT) and Dr V N Krishna Chandran (Vice Principal, VAST) felicitated the occasion. Mr Suraj Rajappan (AP, ECE Dept) delivered vote of thanks.
Mr Anil Kumar S is currently pursuing PhD in IIT Madras. He has completed M Tech from NIT Calicut with Gold Medal in the year 2015 and B Tech from Cochin University College of Engineering (CUSAT). He received Best Teacher Award in the year 2007 at RIT Pampady. His areas of interest include theoretical computer science, algorithm analysis, real and complex analysis, artificial neural networks, digital image processing etc. He had conducted numerous FDPs in areas like Theory of Computation and Introduction to Algorithms in various colleges. This is the third time Vidya is conducting a STC under his expertise.