About

The ISB Institute of Data Science researches in different domains of business analytics and data science; organises conferences and workshops, to designs and delivers the short and long duration programmes for working professionals in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science applications in business. Its flagship, the Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA) equips professionals with the skills of a business analyst and data scientist, beginning with statistical analysis, and going up to machine learning and application of analytics in business. The institute provides data analytics support to various departments, research centres and institutes at ISB. Also, IIDS aims to designs and develop AI and analytics solutions to industry to address complex business problems.
ISB Institute of Data Science

Education

The Institute’s flagship program: Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA) is designed for business professionals, and provides essential skills in contemporary business analytics. The programme schedule is designed to maximise learning, with minimum disruption to professional responsibilities. This hands-on, rigorous programme aims to strike a perfect balance between classroom and technology-aided learning.

IIDS’s  Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA) catalyse innovation with cognitive and critical thinking. Our pedagogy focuses on global Intelligence, critical thinking, innovation, decision-making, effective communication, team orientation and leadership to harness the power of emerging technologies to enhance student’s ability to create business value. The curriculum of AMPBA is developed under the guidance of eminent industry leaders and world-class academicians. We are currently into our 14th batch with around 1100 alumina and 240 cohorts every year.

Research

The Institute’s flagship program: Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA) is designed for business professionals, and provides essential skills in contemporary business analytics. The programme schedule is designed to maximise learning, with minimum disruption to professional responsibilities. This hands-on, rigorous programme aims to strike a perfect balance between classroom and technology-aided learning.

IIDS’s  Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA) catalyse innovation with cognitive and critical thinking. Our pedagogy focuses on global Intelligence, critical thinking, innovation, decision-making, effective communication, team orientation and leadership to harness the power of emerging technologies to enhance student’s ability to create business value. The curriculum of AMPBA is developed under the guidance of eminent industry leaders and world-class academicians. We are currently into our 14th batch with around 1100 alumina and 240 cohorts every year.

Outreach

A series of webinars by subject matter experts

Conferences

Workshops & Training

APPLICATION OF FASHION TREND TRACKING IN A DATA MODEL

Analyst: Shreya Singireddy
Faculty mentor: Professor Nagadevara V


With the increase of digitalization, the amount of data generated by the retail industry is enormous. The new information sources such as browsing histories, click-rates, explicit feedback in the form of likes, comments, reviews on social media are now omnipresent. Such barrage of information is useful for the Fashion industry to keep track on the consumers’ potential interests, demands and sentiments. As a result of such widespread availability of Big Data and the rapid development of Machine Learning and Data Analysis, companies and businesses are experiencing a data revolution in their management. To survive and thrive in this extremely competitive industry, the companies need to be able to extract valuable insight in order to make informed decisions.

One of the major decisive points of a retail brand or a boutique is its ability to keep track on the current fashion trends and implement it in its manufacturing related decisions, while simultaneously cutting down on the inventory loss. Fashion Forecasting has been done in the past and will be carried in the future, but with the surge of such extreme quantity of unstructured data, it has become increasingly important to design and develop a methodology that enables fashion outlets to keep an eye on the ever-changing fashion circuit.

In the current study, the researchers have used NLP, Classification models, Word Vectorization and Deep-Learning technologies for designing and developing a model that predicts the fashion trends, thereby, curtailing the inventory loss.

PERSONALISED DIALOGUE AGENTS: CHATBOT AS ADMISSION ASSISTANCE

Analysts: Vishali Nalla & Aditya Taori
Mentor: Dr. Shruti Mantri
 
Admission team at Indian School of Business(ISB) receives numerous queries from prospect leads/students of PGP/AMPBA. A chatbot on ISB website can act as an answering machine for admissions team and reduce the number of queries directed to them. With this objective in mind, our team has focussed on developing a chatbot by using Google’s Dialog flow framework and integrated into web application using Django. Dialog flow leverages Google’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) capability to understand user’s intent effectively and delivers the response accordingly. This chatbot is named Tycoon and resolves up to 90% of admission related queries. The queries which are not resolved by the chatbot are escalated to the admission team for a follow-up.
 
Key-words: Agent, chat-bot, NLP.

DATA MINING IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE ELECTRICITY REGULATOR

Analyst: Vishali Nalla
Mentor: Dr. Shruti Mantri

Recently State governments in India are struggling with high costs of power purchase primarily due to an increase in electricity demand, also rise of coal price, rail freight, short-term purchase costs could be possible reasons among others. This motivates us to concentrate on the problem of reducing the power purchase costs to decrease the costs burden on government and offer better subsidy’s to deserving consumers. In the current study, power purchase optimisation model was tested on the data and validated the possibilities of cost cutting and savings in long term power purchase contracts. Additionally authors are extrapolating pricing strategy for electricity markets using Non- Cooperative Game Theory concepts.

Key-words: Game Theory, pricing strategy, optimisation.

SURYANAMASKAR POSE DETECTION AND CORRECTION

Analyst: Ujjayanta Bhaumik
Mentor: Professor Nagadevara V

 
Abstract: Computer vision aims at automated extraction of relevant information from an image or video (I.e. a sequence of images) in order to carry out further analysis, understanding and strategization. Computer vision has already found applications in various processes such as autonomous vehicles, industrial robotics, tracking movement, facial authentication, tagging and labelling images and medical imagery analysis. All these applications involve use of deep learning. The current work uses deep learning to detect Suryanamskar poses and suggest corrective measures.
 
Keywords: yoga, pose, deep learning, suryanamaskar.

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