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Workshop on Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Date : October 22, 2016
Time : 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Venue : Hotel Ashreya International (Opp Commissioner of Police Office) Infantry Road, Bang

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Workshop on Decision Making Under Uncertainty

Date : October 22, 2016


Time : 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Venue : Hotel Ashreya International (Opp Commissioner of Police Office) Infantry Road, Bangalore  560 001


About the workshop

The only thing we know for sure about future is that future is rife with uncertainty. Yet we are always making decisions in all walks of life. Knowing possible outcomes makes us smarter and our businesses competitive.

For a long time, our ability to make decisions under uncertainty remained an art and a matter of luck. With our ability to collect and store enormous amounts of data, the intelligence we need to make smart decisions are available to us. Now simple tools are available to help us learn from our past experiences and make quantitative estimates of future outcomes. These tools are easily accessible to the executive of today’s businesses.

This workshop is an introduction to the underlying techniques in making smart decisions. These techniques are based on statistical techniques – specifically Bayesian way of thinking. Starting by demystifying concepts in statistics, we will journey through various techniques with hands on tools that help in understanding how to evaluate future outcomes. Participants will be exposed to a broad range of applications, including financial applications, medicine, Court Rooms, IT applications, SW management.  What we learn in this workshop forms some of the basic underlying techniques of modern Machine Learning

Key Takeaways


1. Uncertainty

2. Decision Making


3.  An understanding of basics of Probability Calculus and their applications and common misconceptions


4. Common Techniques used for forecasting


5. What Bayesian Statistics is and how it is different from traditional thinking



6. Bayesian Networks and their applications


7. Use of tools to simplify model building


Who should Attend

  • Executives and decision makers
  • Managers
  • Aspiring Data Scientists
  • Anyone interested in application of Statistics to real life problems




Workshop Outline

1. Uncertainty and Decision Making – An Introduction

2. Introduction to concepts in Statistics

    Common misconceptions and some hands on examples

    Paradoxes and Pitfalls

2. Forecasting Techniques

3. Bayesian Statistics

       What it is

       How is it different

4. Bayesian Networks

       Causal Framework

5. Hands on Session on building simple models






  • Basic skills in Arithmetic
  • A burning desire to learn


Please bring your own laptops for hands on model building


Faculty Profile

Dr. Sateesh S Kannegala is a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics, from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He switched to the field of IT more than 20 years ago. He is currently a senior consultant providing data analytics services to clients that include Information Security, Air Pollution and Forecasting potential failures of vehicles.

Dr. Sateesh S Kannegala has worked with Hewlett Packard and IBM in the past. He is on the advisory boards of many conferences. He is a member of the Board of Studies, Coimbatore Institute of Technology and has served as a member of thesis examination committee for MTech and PhD students. Dr. Sateesh S Kannegala is currently serving as the elected Vice Chair of CSI Bangalore Chapter.


Workshop Fees

(Includes Course Material, Lunch and Tea)

CSI Members – Rs 5000/-  (10% discount if registered before 7th of Sept)


Non-CSI Participant – Rs 5500/- (10% discount registered before 7th Sept)


Additional discount for Team of 3 & above - 5%      


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Send your registration form along with workshop fee on or before 7th Sept 2016


Computer Society of India (Bangalore Chapter)

201, MB Center, Infantry Road,

BENGALURU – 560 001


Contact Person:

Mr. H C Sridhar (080) 2286 0461 / 40916171, Cell: 9448905268

Telefax: 080 2286 2215


Cheques to be drawn in favour of : “CSI Bangalore Chapter

Bank: State Bank of India

Branch: B1, Cross Road, MIDC, Andheri (E) Mumbai. 400 093

MICR: 400002057

IFSC : SBIN0003298


Account # : 33762189110

Bank Code:  07074

IFSC Code / NEFT / RTGS:  SBIN0007074
Bank Phone No.  022- 28362419 



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