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How do we forecast using analytics?

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Beginner

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About this session

Forecasting what is going to happen in the future is usually difficult, but often necessary. In this session, we will first take a look at how weather forecasting is done using satellite and other meteorological data. We will then look at equations that model and predict the course of epidemics, such as the one we are going through now. Lastly, we will look at financial markets and see how predictable they should be, and how predictable they are. From algorithmic trading to climate change, we will see glimpses of how data and technology are changing the art and science of forecasting.

About the Speaker

Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar

Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar

Ph.D. from Stanford University, Ex-Faculty - MIT

Academic Director, Data Science & Machine Learning, Great Learning

Profile

Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar is the Academic Director at Great Learning for Data Science and Machine Learning Programs. Dr. Sarkar received his B.Stat. and M.Stat. degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University. He has taught applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); been on the research staff at IBM; led Quality, Engineering Development, and Analytics functions at General Electric (GE); served as Associate Dean at the MYRA School of Business; and co-founded OmiX Labs.

Dr. Sarkar’s publications, patents, and technical leadership have been in applying probabilistic models, statistical data analysis, and machine learning to diverse areas such as experimental physics, computer vision, text mining, wireless networks, e-commerce, credit risk, retail finance, engineering reliability, renewable energy, and infectious diseases, His teaching has mostly been on statistical theory, methods, and algorithms; together with application topics such as financial modeling, quality management, and data mining.

Dr. Sarkar is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma. He has been visiting faculty at Stanford and ISI and continues to teach at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Bangalore) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Over the years, he has designed and conducted numerous corporate training sessions for technology and business professionals. He is a recipient of the ISI Alumni Association Medal, IBM Invention Achievement Awards, and the Radhakrishan Mentor Award from GE India.

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