Invited Speaker


Dr. D S Guru

Dr. D S Guru

Professor and Chairman, DoS in Computer Science, University of Mysore, India
Speech Title: Machine Learning in Reality: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract: It has become a common practice to use machine learning (ML) enabled solutions in most of our day to day activities encompassing many domains including medical sciences, education, sports etc.,. The existence of machine learning algorithms in general, appearance of deep learning algorithms in specific impacted a lot on possibility of making the world more attractive and yet a safer place to live. However, deployment of ML based solutions in a real environment working on live data needs further researching. This talk is towards highlighting challenges and opportunities for the ML scientists towards bringing ML products in reality for vision applications. Various computer vision based use cases will be presented along with solutions that suit real environment. The science of both machine learning and deep learning will be presented initially and subsequently different challenges along with opportunities for the data scientists shall be detailed through some interesting examples.


Biography: Dr. D S Guru is currently a Professor and Chairman at the Department of Studies in Computer Science at University of Mysore. He graduated from University of Mysore holding Rank positions both at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. After obtaining Ph.D from University of Mysore, he was at PRIP Lab, Michigan State University for his postdoctoral work. He was with Nymo Pvt Ltd as senior research scientist working towards productization of computer vision solutions. He is a recipient of BOYSCAST fellowship from DST, Gout of India, ARP award from VGST, Gout of Karnataka, India, and he is identified as a best ethical teacher at higher education by Rotary North Mysore. He chaired sessions and delivered lectures at many international conferences and workshops in India and also outside India including USA, China, Russia. He is a life member of several academic cum professional bodies. He serves as an associate editor for journal of Pattern Recognition and as a reviewer for many international journals. He edited 5 books and authored 3 text books. He has published 90+ research papers in reputed journals and more than 300 papers in proceedings of reputed conferences. He has right now H-index of 26 with 2818 citations. His areas of research interest include image processing, pattern recognition, symbolic data analysis and data indexing. He is also a founder trustee of Maharaja Education Trust in Mysore which established schools, colleges including colleges for engineering education in and around Mysore.