Second face-to-face training session of “ELBA” project at the University of Primorska

Between 24 January and 4 February, University of Primorska hosted a 10-day international teacher training as part of the ERASMUS + project ELBA – Establishment of training and research centers and courses development on intelligent big data analysis in Central Asia.

A 10-day international teacher-training in the field of Intelligent Big Data Analysis is organized at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT). where highly profiled specialists from universities in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan participated. The purpose of this training is to implement a multidisciplinary package of module-based courses for bachelor and master students at the 10 partnering universities in Central Asia.

According to participants, the seminars are very informative and the project itself is very engaging. “We learnt about the importance of the Intelligent Big Data Analysis (IBDA) models and extracting the information,” adds Shokhjakhon Abdufattokhov from the Department of Control and Computer Engineering at the Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The lectures are general in content and not limited to certain areas, so we can all apply the knowledge to our specific research areas and university study programmes. The plan is that once we finish this training, we will be able to implement the knowledge in developing new courses on IBDA for our students in undergraduate and master’s study programmes, especially in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The primary reason for our visit is to take the theory and knowledge that will help us build a curriculum on IBDA.

The training participants learned about frequent patterns and association rules. After the lecture, dr. Jamolbek Mattiev from Urgench State University in Uzbekistan gave a really comprehensive tutorial on the topic.

International guests had the opportunity to meet with the Dean of UP FAMNIT, Assoc. Prof. Ademir Hujdurović, and the Rector of the University of Primorska, Prof. Klavdija Kutnar.

The training that was coordinated by Assist. Prof. Branko Kavšek from the University of Primorska is ending on 4 February 2022, however, the project is far from being concluded. Another training will follow at the one of the other partner institutions in Europe, after that IBDA centres will be established in universities across Central Asia and multidisciplinary packages of module-based courses will be implemented in universities’ curriculum.

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