The 3rd International Conference on Applied Machine Learning and Data Analytics
Mickaël Coustaty is a tenured Associate Professor at the L3i laboratory of La Rochelle University since 2015. He is specialized in complex document analysis by using multimodal approaches mixing textual and visual content. He initially worked on historical documents, extended its techniques to administrative documents, and included NLP approaches. He always worked in collaboration with experts or end-users in order to extract information, to index the content and to assess its relevance / trustability. He has been participating in ten externally funded projects, cross-disciplinary research projects and currently serves as the head of a joint private-public lab between L3i and the Yooz Company, co-funded by the French National Research Agency, the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the Yooz Company. Finally, since 2016, he is in charge of a Master degree in digital law where he proposed the first French Master degree mixing computer science classes and law classes in collaboration with the French National Trusted Third-party association in order to connect different fields and to bond academic and industrial fields.
Dr Mufti Mahmud is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the School of Science and Technology. Dr Mahmud leads the MSc in Data Analytics for Business and the Data Analytics strand of the Online MBA courses. Dr Mahmud is a member of the NTU Distance Learning Governance, Operation and Steering committee as well as the International Mobility committee. Also, Dr Mahmud serves as an independent end-point assessor for the Level 6 BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions Professional Degree Apprenticeship. Dr Mahmud is highly experienced in blended learning and online learning in higher education. He has several years of experience in developing contents for asynchronous learning of online postgraduate (level - 7) courses in the field of (big) data analytics and machine learning. As a competent educator and a frequent speaker in events with heterogeneous audiences, Dr Mahmud is well versed in teaching technical subjects like big data infrastructure and machine learning to students from a non-technical background (such as enrolled in business administration and computer science conversion courses). Dr Mahmud is also heavily involved in organising conferences such as the coordinator of the local organising committee chair of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) 2020 held in Glasgow, UK from 19 to 24 July 2020.