School of Computer Engineering organized a 5-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP 2021) on the Niche area “AI and Deep Learning + Compiler front end and back end” from 21st to 25th June, 2021. Each day had 3 sessions by renowned academic and industry experts on various topics. Prof. Subhojit Roy (IIT Kanpur) discussed compiler pipelines and research directions. He also covered AI search algorithms and reinforcement learning. Prof. Biplab Banerjee (IIT Bombay) gave elaborate explanations of image processing, convolutional neural networks, and generative deep learning. Prof. Shivshankar B. Nair (IIT Guwahati) detailed the area of Nature-Inspired AI, Prof. P.K. Das (IIT Guwahati) demonstrated the scope and complexities of Speech Processing, and Dr. Anjaneyulu Pasala (Circle Square Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) provided an insight into Prevention of Zeroth Day attacks using advanced AI techniques.
Sessions were also conducted by senior faculties of the School. Prof. Biswajit Sahoo gave lucid explanations of P,NP, NP-Complete and NP-Hard problems with examples. Prof. Amulya Ratna Swain explored the depth of pointers in C programming. Prof. Prasant Kumar Pattnaik delivered a talk on idea generation and innovation to IPR during the valedictory session on 26th June.
The FDP had 170 participants from within and outside KIIT. The sessions were interactive and informative. The participants provided extremely positive feedback for all the sessions. The sessions were coordinated by Prof. Chittaranjan Pradhan, Prof. Bindu Agarwalla, Prof. Lipika Dewangan and Prof. Santwana Sagnika.