Big Data Centre of Excellence is a Research and Development centre of AKGEC. It was the first centre of Excellence about Big Data in whole AKTU. It has been 4 years since the centre was established. It was established to motivate and guide students into the world of Big Data. The dream and purpose of the members is to learn step by step and move from Big Data to Machine Learning then Deep Learning and finally Artificial Intelligence. Big Data is the most trending technology of 21st century, It is very much in demand, companies require Big Data Analysts to analyze the large amount of data being generated and gain insights from the data.
The various technologies on which the members of Big Data Lab works are:
- Big Data technologies : Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Flink, Apache Pig, Apache Hive, Apache Kafka, Apache Flume, MongoDB, Apache Mahout, Apache Storm, Cassandra, etc.
- Machine Learning
- Deep Learning
- Artificial intelligence
Recruitment drive takes place every year and new comers are recruited. Trainees are given one month training and finalized on the basis of improvement and performance.
Besides helping students of college, the centre tries to solve the problems of students from other colleges and IT professionals who are new into world of Big Data. The centre has a website through which outsiders communicate with the centre.
Since its establishment the centre has made tremendous progress winning several competitions online and in other colleges on Big Data domain. The members participate in teams also and compete on national level.
Most fascinating and knowledge earning activity is “Knowledge Transfer Session” that takes place every week in the left itself. In this session the members share their gained knowledge among themselves sp that they stand on the same level. A student teaches a topic of any domain and also answers the doubts of other learners. This creates a very interesting and motivating environment in the lab itself.
Centre has been conducting various seminars and workshops to guide more and more students into world of Big Data and to provide them a start so that they can excel in their interest. The seminars, workshops and courses conducted are:
- Complete course on Hadoop Ecosystem
- Workshop on Pig and Hive
- Seminar on Big Data technologies
- Workshop on Data Science with R
- Machine Learning and Introduction to neural networks.
The recent 12 hours workshop conducted was on 17th and 18th February 2018, on the topic- Machine Learning and Introduction to neural networks. The event was a great success with maximum participation of the students of 1st,2ndand 3rd year students.