Did you know that like the Nobel Prizes, Ig Nobel Prizes which are a parody of the former are awarded every year?
These Ig Nobel Prizes are given to focus on the funny projects they take up! For instance, predicting the possibility of people colliding while walking using cell phones or how to boil potatoes in a better way!
'Extent of imagination' is the main lesson from these topics! Dr. Dipti Prasad Mukherjee, Deputy Director, Indian Statistical Institute made these valuable suggestions at the '7th International Conference on Advances in Computing and Data Sciences (ICACDS - 2023)'.
The 2-day international conference took place on April 27 and 28 at the Brainware University campus in Barasat. On the second day of the conference, Welmoed Spahr, Vice President of Publishing, Springer Nature Books was present. She interacted with the faculty members from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and discussed the prospective research areas in the various branches of Computer Science. The areas of possible collaborations with the USA were also considered.
While addressing the young audience, Vipin Tyagi, Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology highlighted the importance of pursuing meaningful research which will have an impact on society. "Did you know that a single search on Google generates around 0.25 gms of Carbon Dioxide?" Vipin Tyagi pointed out th e need for environmental consciousness for pursuing research as it is going to have a deep impact on society.
The technical sessions at the conference explored the emerging areas in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. This has been a great learning experience for the students that provided them with a plethora of options for their research interests.