Location: IISc, Faculty Hall (Main Building
*CBR LECTURE SERIES*
*Centre for Brain Research (CBR), IISc*
Title : Big data for Social Value creation
Prof. Pulak Ghosh
Faculty of Decision Sciences & Center of Public Policy
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB).
He also holds the IIMB Chair Professor of Excellence
Date : July 04, 2019 (Thursday)
Time : 4:00 PM Tea will be served following the talk
Venue : Faculty Hall, IISc
Abstract : Big data is the emerging field where innovative technology offers new ways to extract value from lots of available information. In this talk, an interesting aspect of big data and how that helps policy makers and researchers in solving some of the long standing problems will be introduced. Examples from both India and abroad, will be shown.
Brief Bio : Professor Pulak Ghosh is currently a faculty of Decision Sciences and Center of Public Policy of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). He also holds the IIMB Chair Professor of Excellence position. Prof. Ghosh serves as a distinguished fellow at Niti Ayoog (Govt of India’s highest policy making body) and consults the Govt. on various issues of Economics, Agriculture, Data driven Policy, AI etc.
His main research and teaching interests are in Big data, Machine learning, AI, Fintech Economics, and public policy. He has published over 70 research articles in internationally reputed journals. He is currently serving in the editorial board of the Journal of Royal Statistical Society and served in the editorial board of Journal of the American Statistical Association. He gives lectures at Harvard University and Stanford University also.
Prof. Ghosh was in the Advisory group of Big data at the United Nations (UN) Global Pulse, a big data initiative by UN. He is a member of the prestigious Karnataka Knowledge Commission and Chairman of the big data initiative and also member of National AI policy taskforce. He serves in the advisory board of various organizations, and also is a member of various national and international committees on big data, AI and fintech. He has been named as one of the top 5 data scientists in the world (of Indian origin) by Techradar in 2017.
***All are cordially invited ***