While students of economics and various other streams are always eager to delve into the world of research, we often do not know where to start. Data may often look overwhelming to our untrained eyes, and the tools unfamiliar. It's necessary to learn how to collect data and analyze it gradually, one step at a time. This session intends to provide an overview of data analytics - what is it, why is it important, and most importantly, how do students deal with it? Tune in this Friday, 11 June 2021, at 4 PM to take your first step as a research enthusiast to understanding what data analytics truly means.
Topic: Data Analytics for Budding Economists
Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Time: 4 PM
Session led by: Khan Muhammad Saqiful Alam, Program Manager, Trust and Safety, South Asia Region, TikTok
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Mr Saqiful Alam is currently working in the Trust and Safety zone in TikTok, looking after the South Asian Markets. A Commonwealth Scholar at the National University of Singapore (NUS), his primary research area lies in Innovation and Application of Machine Learning in Business Strategy. In addition to these roles, he is an analytics adviser of Intelligent Machines Limited (a company working with machine learning and big data) and Upskill (a professional training and certification platform). Mr Alam received his MSc degree in Operations and Risk Management from the University of Manchester and completed his undergraduate studies from IBA, Dhaka University.
His consulting and work areas of focus are data-driven decision–making, applying machine learning in businesses, and helping companies be strategically data-driven, strategic risk management and simulations. He also specializes in startup scaling up and strategic planning.
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