Bearing the theme “Mathematics in Industry Revolution 4,” the Math Section of the IT Department at UTAS- Salalah celebrated online the Oman Math Day on the 23rd of November 2021 as an opportunity for the students to understand the values, practices and new trends in the field of Mathematics.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. Fatima Al Shanfari, HoD-IT. In her message, she stressed the importance of Mathematics in understanding the physical world. On the other hand, Dr. Mallika Natrajan, HoS- Mathematics Section, emphasized the role of Mathematics s in Industry Revolution 4 and the need for the young generation to understand the varied applications of Mathematics.
During the keynote speech, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, Senior Cyber Security Consultant demystified Math and highlighted its role as the language for innovation; while the guest speaker Mr. Joshua Daniel Egan, Assistant Professor, at Hindustan College of Arts and Science, explained the importance of statistics in data science and the use of R Programming in various fields.
Other highlights of the online event were student presentations under the guidance of Dr. Benciya Abdul Jaleel and Ms. Asra Anjum. The topics were:
- What does IR4 mean to us
- Why Probability in Robotics
- Cryptography in Cybersecurity
- Statistics in Big Data
The event was culminated with the vote of thanks by Mr. Abdullah Salim Rajab Al Ojaili.