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Indo-French Workshop on
Statistics and Artificial Intelligence for Data Science
(SAIDS 2020)

January 13-17, 2020

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Organized by:

Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML, ISI)
Indo-French Centre for Applied Mathematics (IFCAM)

The Workshop

Data Science is truly a multidisciplinary area of study and its successful applications depend on several areas like Statistics, Algorithms, Coding, Data Storage and access, and likes. The present workshop aims to explore the role of two important branches, namely, Statistics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for successful exploitation of Data Science paradigms. Speakers of this workshop will discuss Basics of Statistics and Probabilities and their implications on Data Science. Similarly, advances in AI algorithms will be discussed in light of Data Science requirements. The workshop also aims to demonstrate how these two branches of science and engineering, namely, Statistics and AI, form the two most important pillars of today’s Data Science.

The workshop aims to update the participants on statistical and AI techniques, along with their foundation, for Data Science. Speakers from academia and industry will make the participants aware of the role of Data Science in solving real life problems. The participants will benefit from the interactions with French as well as Indian speakers who are acclaimed researchers and practitioners in the field of Data Science/Artificial Intelligence. Interactions of the participants with these renowned speakers of the domain will not only meet the technical quests of young minds of Indian students, researchers and practitioners but also possibly open up avenues for future collaboration.

Speakers and Tentative Program (pdf)

The workshop will be inaugurated in the afternoon on 13th January, 2020. Technical sessions will be for four days, from 14th to 17th January. In total, there will be 14 technical sessions of approximately 90 minutes each. The post-lunch session on 17th are kept reserved for valedictory and networking purposes. Ph. D. scholars and junior faculty members having interest in the area of Data Sciences and industry practitioners are the target participants of this workshop. The speakers will be leading academicians and industry researchers, both from France and India. The list of speakers confirmed as of now are:


This workshop is sponsored by the Indian Statistical Institute, Indo-French Center for Applied Mathematics, Artificial and Natural Intelligence Toulouse Institute, and L’Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse.


  • Prof. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Director, ISI
  • Prof. Dipti Prasad Mukherjee, Deputy Director, ISI

Workshop co-chairs:

  • Prof. Nikhil Ranjan Pal, ISI Kolkata
  • Prof. Fabrice Gamboa, Univ. of Toulouse, France

Program co-chairs:

  • Prof. Utpal Garain, ISI Kolkata
  • Dr. Malay Bhattacharyya, ISI Kolkata

Organizing committee:

  • Dr. Ujjwal Bhattacharya (Chair), ISI Kolkata
  • Dr. Abhik Ghosh, ISI Kolkata
  • Dr. Kiranmoy Das, ISI Kolkata
  • Dr. Debapriyo Majumdar, ISI Kolkata

Application and Registration

To apply as a participant, fill this application form.

Eligibility: The workshop is targeted for the students, researchers and industry professionals who have some background in machine learning and data science. Students pursuing post-graduate or doctoral studies in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science or related fields, academicians and industry professionals with strong interest and some background in Machine Learning are encouraged to apply. Selected candidates will be informed by email with instructions for making the payment of registration fees.

Partial waiver: A limited number of partial waiver (50%) of the registration fee for needy students and research scholars may be available. A student applying for such waiver should also fill this waiver form with appropriate signatures and send the scanned copy to caiml@isical.ac.in after filling in the workshop application form. The decision of the Workshop committee about the suitability of a candidate for the course and / or availability of partial waiver of the registration fee will be final and further queries will not be entertained in this regard.

Accommodation: A limited number of accommodations in twin-sharing mode are available at Institute's Guest House for outstation candidates (preferably students/scholars) on self-payment basis.

  • Registration fees:
    The fee covers access to the sessions, workshop registration kit, working lunches, tea/coffee during breaks and an opening dinner.
  • Student / Research Scholar: INR 5,000/- + GST
  • Faculty / Researcher of academic institution:INR 8,000/- + GST
  • Industry Professional: INR 10,000/- + GST
Deadline for application: 27th of December, 2019 (extended).