NIT Srinagar hosts webinar on pursuing Quantum career in age of neural networks

'Our institution will extend every possible support for such initiatives: Dir NIT

Srinagar, April 09 (KNS): The Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Friday organized a webinar on 'Pursuing Quantum Career in the Age of Neural Networks'.

The virtual session was presided over by Director NIT Srinagar Prof. Rakesh Sehgal. While Registrar NIT Srinagar Prof Kaiser Bukhari, HOD Physics Dr. Prince A . Ganai, faculty members, and students of the department also attended the session.

The session was hosted by Dr. Rukhsan ul Haq, Quantum AI Scientist at IBM, and shared his vast experience with the students.

Prof. Sehgal said Quantum physics has vast opportunities and our students should be aware of these things and which are very helpful.

"Such sessions are playing an important role and students should know about pursuing Quantum career in the age of neural networks. There are several specializations in this field which can lead to a career in quantum computing "he said.

Sehgal said NIT Srinagar will host such webinars and seminars for research scholars and students in the future also. Our institution will extend every possible support for such initiatives, he said.

Registrar NIT, Kaiser Bukhari also appreciated the Physics department for conducting webinars on relevant themes. He said these sessions are need of the hour and very helpful for opting a career in Quantum technologies.

On the occasion, HOD Physics Dr. Prince A. Ganai said welcomed the guest Dr. Rukhsan ul Haq and stated that both faculty members and students were interested in the discussed topic.

Ganai said Dr. Haq is among brightest students from the Valley. I have met him several times and he has been always wonderful for his understanding and thoughts.

Dr. Haq is a quantum Artificial Intelligence Scientist at IBM, former series forecasting and Analyst at Johnson and Johnson. He is also the founder of the Kashmir Institute of Mathematical Sciences (KIMS).

While interacting virtually with students, Dr. Haq shared his vast experience in Quantum physics with the students and urged them to work hard to make a career in the developing field.

During the session, Dr. M.A. Shah said NIT Srinagar should take lead in going to the data center and then to artificial intelligence. He urged Dr. Haq to visit the campus and identify the students whom department can send for training in the future.

The concluding remarks were presented by Dr. Seemin Rubab and she thanked the speaker for his wonderful session. "It was a very interactive session as there were plenty of questions asked by students during the online session," Dr. Rubab said.

Apart from faculty, the webinar saw good participation from 50-60 students and research scholars from the Physics department. (KNS)

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