SeminarsNational Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science, 6-7 Feb 2018

St. Thomas' College Thrissur is one of the leading academic institutions in the higher education sector of Kerala since 1919. It has a long and proud tradition of excellence in training, teaching and research in many academic disciplines of Science, Arts, Commerce and Humanities.

Post graduate Department of Statistics and Research Centre, St.Thomas’ College, Thrissur provides robust computational support to meet the needs of students and researchers. Collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical data have significant role in every research programme. The rapid development in information technology and expansion of the means of communication have made the data collection an easy task upto a certain extent.

However, the processing and organizing of data pose multifarious problems to researchers and experimenters. Here comes the role of Statistics, as a science to provide powerful tools for the analysis and interpretation at every step of research. Data science is an emerging discipline that draws upon knowledge in statistical methodology and computer science to create impactful predictions and insights for a wide range of traditional scholarly fields. Statistical ideas are having a profound impact in science, industry and public policy.  The Statistics Department at St.Thomas has pioneered many of the tools and ideas behind the research and applications often classified as “data science,” where statistics and computer science join together.  The Department sees an even brighter future for data science as it harnesses a wider set of ideas to build a new more subtle and powerful science of data.  As well as being interested in prediction and statistical computation, our Department puts equal weight on designing experiments, modeling and trying to understand and quantify causal mechanisms, not simply averages and associations, with large data sets.  These views are reflected in our curriculum targeted to data science specialists, our faculty’s research and the work of our research students.

The seminar is intended to impart an understanding of the statistical ideas and methods involved in carrying out research for researchers and teachers from various disciplines of learning.

The Department of Statistics decided to conduct a National Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science, during  6 - 7 February 2019.

We are pleased to invite you to this academically enriching event which will be held at St. Thomas College (Autonomous), Thrissur.


Dr.Ignatius Antony (Principal)             Dr.V.M.Chacko (Head of the Department & Convener)                Mrs.Jeena Joseph (Coordinator)


Call for Papers


The organizers invite original and unpublished research papers from scholars to present their work. Please send abstracts preferably in Word format to on or before 10 January 2019. Send the full paper in Word Format available in Accepted papers shall publish in Proceedings of National Seminar on Statistical Approaches in Data Science ISBN Number 978-81-935819-2-6

The areas of presentations includes

  • Statistics and its applications
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Statistical Computing
  • Applied probability
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Big Data analysis

Proceedings of all accepted papers will be published after peer review with ISBN number.


All participants are requested to send the duly filled in registration form to latest by the 10th Jan 2019. The format of the registration form is available in the website Registration fee: Rs.1000/-(Teachers), Rs.500/- (Research Scholars), Rs.300 (PG Students). The fee may be send   to The fee may be send   to A/c No. 57002901411, IFSC Code: SBIN 00 70 165,  ST.THOMAS COLEGE, SBI ROUND SOUTH, THRISSUR. Accommodation may be arranged in nearby Hotels on request and payment of charges.

Dates to remember

Acceptance of paper: 20 Jan 2019

Camera ready slides and full paper: 30 Jan 2019

Paper Template Word

Registration Form