March 31st, 2018, University of Mumbai

A National Seminar: Brainstorming Paradigm Shifts in CS&E Education (BSPSinCSE)

OBJECTIVES OF THE SEMINAR

  1. To explore state-of-the-art requirement of CS education.

  2. To discuss the challenges and opportunities in developing state-of-the-art curriculum.

  3. To deliberate on the national and international level efforts on developing CS curricula.

  4. To recommend a path for creating a model curricula subject to the local need.

  5. To devise a model for making CS education accessible to non-STEM and non-regular aspirants.

CONCEPT NOTE

Our understanding of topics in Computer Science has changed considerably over the last few decades.  Take the year 2000 as the threshold: our discipline has changed drastically in two decades. 

For example, the classical textbooks teach deterministic algorithms, but probabilistic algorithms are significant now, and cannot be put left aside as an advanced topic.  What we compartmentalized as advanced data structures, statistical optimization and AI has become data science, and is on the way of being treated as an academic discipline different from classical computer science.  In just a few years, security and information assurance assumed an importance that they did not have in the previous century. Time and space complexity of algorithms remains an important area, but architectural complexity brings about very different formulations of these concepts. As a result, there is a very big transformation in teaching-learning computer science.

The “cafeteria approach” recommended by UGC has given us the opportunity to look into syllabus-framing with fresh eyes.  From another point of view, all of us—teachers, students, education administrators and strategic planners—need to be aware of market demands from industry, academia and R&D.

It is obvious that packing into a syllabus all the topics recommended or required by all the stakeholders is not only an unwise decision; it will not even be feasible.  One has to look for an optimal solution to this problem, constrained as we are by the inputs, namely: the time at hand, our potential students, and the methodology of teaching-learning and examinations.  We have to develop a unified “right view” for what and what not can be included in the syllabus, how to motivate the students and make them interested in learning and become employable, and so on.

We plan to involve senior representatives from academics and industry to guide the audience in this seminar. There will be live discussions, in which all will be encouraged (students included) to express their views on bringing about a good quality and practicable syllabus for higher education in CS&E. Case studies based upon experience of developing and implementing CS curricula with diverse objectives are welcome.

The participants and beneficiaries of this seminar would be syllabus makers and implementers (i.e., teachers and mentors) as well as learners of CS&E in particular and of informatics in general.

SPEAKERS

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Professor Abhiram Ranade IITB: Paradigm shift in Programming paradigms and Pedagogy

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Scientist Akshat Kadam Sony RnD: Shifting paradigm in Signal processing and ANN

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Dr Ambuja Salgaonkar UoMumbai: Paradigm shift in System security

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Professor Amiya Kumar Tripathi Don Bosco IoT: Algorithms and databases to Data science

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Dr P Anandan, Wadhawani-AI Graphics to Image processing and Augmented reality

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Professor C R Rao HCU: Shifts in Modeling and Optimization for interdisciplinary research

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Er Kamalkishore Kota IBM: Software Engineering and Project management

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Professor Madhav Desai IITB: Hardware paradigm shift

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Dr Meenakshi Arya VIT: Paradigm shift in Computer Architecture

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Professor M S Prasad Shifts in Operating systems' Principles

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Dr Rajanish Kamat Shivaji University: Paradigm shift in job requirement

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Scientist R Venkatesh TCS: Did Science of Programming change ever?

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Dr Sameer Sahasrabuddhe IITB: Paradigm shift in Teaching-Learning on arrival of MOOC

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Dr Siby Abraham GN Khalasa College: Shifts in AI and MI

AGENDA

Registrations and Breakfast

Talk By

Dr Sameer Sahasrabuddhe

Talk By

Mr Akshat Kadam

Talk By

Professor Amiya Tripathi

Talk By

Professor Abhiram Ranade

Talk By

Professor Rajanish Kamat

Talk By

Professor MS Prasad

Lunch Break

Talk By

Professor Madhav Desai

Talk By

Scientist R Venkatesh

Talk By

Professor Siby Abraham

Talk By

Er Kamal Kotai

Talk By

Professor Meenakshi Arya

Talk By

Professor CR Rao

Panel Discussion

Dr Sushil Kulkarni, Dr Seema Purohit, Dr Jyotshna Dongardive and Mrs Sindhu

Panel discussion on Syllabus making

Chaired By Professor Sureshchandra Gupta

Talk By

Dr Ambuja Salgaonkar

REGISTRATIONS

STUDENTS

300
REGISTER

RESEARCH SCHOLARS

400
REGISTER

ACADEMIC STAFF

500
REGISTER

INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL

1000
REGISTER

TEAM


Patron

Professor Devanand Shinde

Honorable Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University and University of Mumbai

Advisory Committee

Professor Vishnu Magare

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Mumbai

Professor D T Shirke

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Dr Dinesh Kamble

Registrar, University of Mumbai

Dr V D Nandawadekar

Registrar, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Dr Vijay Joshi

Dean, Science and Technology, University of Mumbai

Dr P S Patil

Dean Science and Technology, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Technical Advisory and Resources

Dr Abhijat Vichare

PSA, Pune

Mr Akshat Kadam

Sony R & D

Professor Abhiram Ranade

IITB

Professor Amiya Tripathi

Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Professor C R Rao

Hyderabad Central University

Professor H V Sahasrabuddhe

IITB (Rtd)

Professor Liesa Armstrong

Edith Cowan University, Australia

Dr Meenakshi Arya

Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Professor Madhav Desai

IITB

Professor M S Prasad

BV, Pune (Rtd)

Mr R Venkatesh

TCS, Pune

Dr Seema Purohit

Kirtee College, Mumbai

Dr Siby Abraham

G N Khalasa College of ASC, Mumbai

Dr Sushil Kulkarni

Jai Hind College, Mumbai

Dr Tanuja Sarode

Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai

Professor Varsha Bhosle

Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Programme Coordinators

Dr Jyoshna Dongardive

Chair, BOS in CS at UoM, Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Dr Vijaykumar Kumbhar

Department of Computer Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Convener

Dr Ambuja Salgaonkar

Head, BOS in CS at UoM, Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Dr Rajanish Kamat

Coordinator,Departmet of Computer Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Organizing Committe

Mr Aditya Danturti

(Co Chair, ACM-VIT), Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Mrs Archana Kacch

Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai

Mr Govinda Gindodia

(Chair, ACM-VIT), Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Mr Harsh Jain

(Webmaster, ACM-VIT), Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Mr Kabir Kharade

Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Dr Kavita Oza

Department of Computer Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

Mrs Manisha Divate

Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai

Mr Omkar Barve

Institute of Distance and Open Learning, University of Mumbai

Mr Parshuram Vadar

Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Mr Prasad Goyal

Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Mr Prasanna Karmarkar

Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Mr Rahul Kambli

(Secretary, ACM-VIT), Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Mr Rajesh Kumar Maurya

Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Mr Subodh Deolekar

Department of Computer Science, University of Mumbai

Dr Urmila Pol

Department of Computer Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur

THE VENUE

Department of Computer Science, Ranade building, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Santacruz (E), Mumbai, 400098