On 7th September 2016, School of Engineering, GD Goenka University organized a one day workshop on “Statistical and Mathematical Modelling using MATLAB”. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Samrat Chatterjee, (PhD, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata), Assistant Professor, DDRC, THSTI, Faridabad. The workshop focused on understanding the need of data analytics in bioinformatics and healthcare and to provide an exposure of mathematical and statistical modelling using the MATLAB software. The workshop was conducted for in-house as well as outside undergraduate/graduate/post-graduate students, research scholars, and faculty members. A total of 61 candidates registered for the same.
The first session of the workshop was primarily focused on the network analysis, pattern recognition, clustering techniques followed by machine learning techniques. In the second session, details of mathematical and statistical modelling was discussed with major focus on solving different kinds of differential equations using MATLAB. The post lunch session was completely an interactive hands-on training session with examples showing the use of MATLAB in framing and solving mathematical model and high throughput data analysis for predicting behavior of the system.The resource person was open to discussion with participants and emphasized on exploring the emerging field of data analytics in bioinformatics and healthcare.
All the participants appreciated the workshop and stated that they would like to have some hands-on experience on other data analysis tools which are available.