In this INSAID Spotlight interview, we feature Sajjani Patil, an Assistant Professor at Vishwakarma College of Arts, Commerce & Science. Her insatiable passion for knowledge and upskilling led her to enroll in the Post Graduate Program in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at INSAID.
Question 1: Which program & batch are you a part of at INSAID & tell us more about your current work profile?
Sajjani: I am a part of the PGPDSAI program, July 2021 batch. Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. I teach Engineering Mathematics, Real Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Methods, Mathematical Foundation, Business Mathematics, etc.
Question 2: Walk us through your career journey & what got you interested in Data Science & Machine Learning?
Sajjani: The basic concepts of Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic are applicable in Data Science & Machine Learning concepts. My Programming knowledge and a keen interest in the field motivated me to join INSAID.
Question 3: What tools and packages in Data Science & Machine Learning have you mastered at INSAID so far?
Sajjani: I’ve learned and am comfortable with NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and Seaborn.
Question 4: What challenges did you face when you started your Data Science journey and how did you overcome it?
Sajjani: Since my current profession is very different from this course, I was nervous about my coding skills and the Python coding required for this particular program. However, the Starter Kit provided by INSAID has been very helpful and Suchit explained the Python’s Starter Kit and coding basics in detail.
Question 5: Who is your favorite faculty at INSAID and what did you learn from them?
Sajjani: My favorite faculty is Darshan. I like the way he explains every complex concept in a simple manner. While explaining he gives day-to-day examples with a lot of emphasis on the application of concepts, tools & datasets.
Question 6: What is the goal of Data Science?
Sajjani: Data science aims to analyze existing data and use insights to improve the business es or find new business opportunities in the market.
Question 7: What current trends in Data Science are you most excited about?
Sajjani: The current Data Science trend that excites me the most is Artificial Intelligence, where real-time data can guide business decisions and provide business solutions.
Question 8: Which Data Science blogs do you follow?
Sajjani: I follow Towards Data Science and Data Science Central.
Question 9: What advice would you give to a beginner in Data Science?
Sajjani: It is important to gather a lot of information and with regular practice and hard work the basic concepts can be mastered. INSAID resources are really helpful.
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