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Introduction to Data Science

Oct. 27, 2023

The Department of Electrical Engineering, FAST-NU, Lahore campus organized a workshop titled: "Introduction to Data Science'' on Friday 13th Oct, 2023 for the continued professional development of the engineering faculty. The workshop was managed by Dr. Omer Saleem (PEB-CPD coordinator) and was conducted by Mr. Saif Ul Islam, Lecturer, School of Computing, FAST-NU, Lahore. The workshop focused on providing an overview of the field of data science, its significance in various sectors of industry and academia worldwide, and the role of a data scientist in solving real-world problems. The workshop also delved into the key stages of the data science process, emphasizing the importance of data collection, data cleaning, data analysis, and model deployment. Participants were given insights regarding the systematic approach used by data scientists to derive meaningful insights from data. Finally, the essential tools and technologies commonly used in the data science field were discussed. This segment mainly highlighted the significance of programming languages like Python and R, as well as data manipulation libraries, machine learning frameworks, and data visualization tools.The workshop was attended by the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering. The participants expressed keen interest in the contents of the workshop. The CPD coordination team plans to hold more workshops on emerging technologies and technology trends in the future.