The Research and Consultancy unit of Information Technology (IT) Department hosted a webinar entitled “Big data analytics using Spark”. The event was successfully conducted on February 23rd 2021, at 12.30 p.m. using the Google Meet platform. It was organized by the Research and Consultancy (R&C) Committee headed by the Chair, Dr. R. Venkateswaran with the guidance of Dr. Fatima Al-Shanfari, HOD, IT department. The event was planned for the teaching staff of all the departments in our university of Technology and Applied Sciences – Salalah with the support of our Dean Dr. Mohammed Rashid Al-Mamari and Assistant Dean –Academic Affairs- Dr. Nasser Salim Al-Kalbani.
The main objective of this webinar is to develop the research skills of the teachers specifically in the field of big data domain and related research opportunities.
The webinar formally started with Opening remarks by Dr. Mohammed Al-Mahri, Chair –Research and Consultancy Committee – University level and welcome address by Dr. R. Venkateswaran, Chair- R&C committee-IT followed by an introduction to the speaker by Mr. Muni Balaji T, Faculty-IT. Prof. Dr. Asadi Srinivasulu, Blue Crest University, Liberia unselfishly shared her expertise as the speaker of the said event. During the first part of the presentation, the speaker gave a concise yet clear discussion on the importance of big data and research areas in big data, big data challenges and its applications. . Further, the speaker presented the big data analysis using spark application and Scala programming at the end.
50 staff participated from different departments in the university in the said webinar. They will receive an e-certificate prepared by the HR Committee of the IT department.
All the participants were very grateful and showed deep appreciation to the R & C Committee for the initiative and the effort and to the speaker for her generosity in imparting her expertise and for the great and very interesting discussion. The feedback was good and participants were expected to conduct similar programs to support their research activities.
The session was concluded at 2.00 p.m.
Ms. Melissa Juanillo, Chair- HR Committee would like to thank the research and consultancy committee and the IT Department for the continuous support in all their research development activities.