Ai & Machine Learning

Machine learning algorithms (MLAs) facilitates the organization to find deeper insights and drive real-time actions. At the heart of business analytics lays the MLA, which automates decision making by building predictive models. The analytics world requires data scientist to understand and implement MLA for data driven decisions. Artificial Intelligence and neural networks are the next step forward in terms of automating repetitive decisions, expert decisions in some cases. Hence it is imperative for the faculty members to have knowledge of MLA and Artificial intelligence and practically understand how to unravel the hidden insights from the humongous amount of data that society in general and organization in particular have produced. The knowledge gained would enable the faculty to stream line their analytics curriculum and build the requisite business analytics skillset in their students and thereby making them industry ready.


  • This certificate program of 10 weeks would lead the participants to understand and assimilate the widely applied Machine Learning Algorithms(MLAs) in the industry.
  • It also would walk the participant through future scope of MLAs for various industry applications including but not limited to deep learning and artificial neural networks.
  • This would be done through balanced mix of conceptual and practical sessions using real world datasets. The Hands On sessions would be held using Python, R and Tableau software.

According to the Harvard Business Journal and Fortune magazine a career as a data scientist is “the” job to have in the 21st century. At the same time, the McKinsey Global Institute’s Big Data Report notes that by 2018, the U.S. alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of “Big Data” to make effective decisions.

This Certificate program is designed with the following outcomes in mind:

  • Develop clear understanding of the concepts and applications of widely used MLAs by industry
  • Understand how to apply the various MLAs techniques using R-language (analytics software) on the real world datasets to make data driven decisions
  • To appreciate and understand the future scope of MLAs in various business domains. Viz., deep learning and artificial neural networks.

Research Scholars, Corporates, Faculty belonging to any discipline.

12 Weeks (Weekend Mode – Sat & Sun – Online)


  • Introduction to Python Programming
  • Key Python Libraries (NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Colab)
  • Refresher for Math Concepts (Online)
  • Overview of AI and ML Concepts

Problem Formulation and Solving

  • Learn to translate real-world problems in terms of
  • AI/ML abstractions.
  • Overview of Python and its libraries for ML (Pandas, Matplotlib etc)
  • Demystifying ML
  • ML Avatars
  • Simple but elegant Algorithms
  • Ideas about practical issues such as Overfitting etc.k

Closer look at AIML algorithms

  • Learn about and apply standard AI/ML algorithms to
  • create AI/ML applications.
  • Formulating Real World Problems for AI/ML
  • Classification and Regression Problems
  • Intuitive and Simple Algorithms
  • Representation of the World and Real Data
  • Linear Algorithms, Optimization and Training
  • End-to-end Problem Solving
  • Non-linear Solutions and MLP
  • Gradient Descent and Backpropagation
  • Decision Trees, Random Forests and Ensembles

Deep Learning and Practical Issues

  • Implement practical solutions using Deep Learning
  • Techniques and Toolchains.
  • Visualization, Data Prep, Unsupervised Learning
  • Principles and Practice of ML
  • Support Vector Machines and Kernels
  • Introduction to DL and Toolchain
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Auto-Encoders
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Overview of Advanced Topics in DL
  • Human In the Loop Solutions, Deployment

The program would be delivered by using several pedagogical tools such as:

  • Interactive classroom sessions
  • Case studies and videos
  • Virtual Lab Projects

The focus of assessment is to provide continuous feedback to the participants by way of using a variety of methods such as, case analysis, presentations, quizzes, project reports, group and individual assignments

Fees: Rs. 120,000/- + Applicable taxes per student.

(The class should have minimum student strength of 10 students).

Prof. (Dr.) R. Mahesh (Assistant Professor & Area Chairperson, Analytics & IT, IMT Hyderabad)

Webpage: faculty/mahesh

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