RRVS Section Meeting - CCS Chapter


Join us for the March Section Meeting

  Date and Time




  • Date: 29 Mar 2018
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
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  • Rock Valley College
  • 3301 North Mulford Road
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • United States 61114
  • Building: Woodward Tech Center
  • Room Number: 1322

  • Starts 09 March 2018 12:33 PM
  • Ends 29 March 2018 10:00 PM
  • All times are US/Central
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  • Menu: Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian


Vasu Raghavan of Deere & Co.


Data Science – An introduction to Methods and Applications

In this information age, data are ubiquitous and they tell stories which are not always obvious. Data are generated by every conceivable source such as vehicles, farm equipment, and web searches to name a few. In fact, almost every activity we do generates data. There is a wealth of information hidden in these data that can be mined to reap benefits. The marriage of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer science, and technology has made this possible and led to development of Data Science.   In this talk we will get an introduction to various concepts and algorithms that are used in deriving information from data. Few areas of applications of Data Science will also be introduced. We will be exposed to concepts such as regression, clustering, classifications, and text analytics.


Vasu Raghavan is a mathematician, a computer scientist, and a data scientist. He has a Master’s degree in Mathematics, a Master’s degree in Computer Science both from reputed universities in India, and a Master’s degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He has over thirty five years of experience in applied software research and more than five years of experience in data Science. He started his career as a developer of operating systems for one of India’s indigenous computer manufacturers. Then he participated in India’s effort to modernizing telecommunication network. He designed and developed software for implementing wide area data communication at Center for Development of Advanced Computing (formerly called Electronic Research and Development Center, Trivandrum, India).  He also developed software for Digital Signal Processing. His current assignments include developing predictive models for business and engineering problems at Deere & Co. Moline, IL.