DataHour: Artificial Intelligence in Retail

Online 28-04-2022 07:30 PM to 28-04-2022 08:30 PM
  • 2151


  • Knowledge and Learning


DataHour Recording

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About the DataHour:

Retail means to sell in small quantities directly to the ultimate consumer and the industry of such selling. The retail sector has several stakeholders. The primary stakeholders are those who supply the goods (suppliers), those who sell the goods (retailers), and those who consume the goods (consumers). The secondary stakeholders include those who provide financing, transportation, packaging, advertising, contract manufacturing, wholesalers, distributors, and regulators of the industry. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can be beneficial to all these different stakeholders. 

With Machine learning, we can find patterns in the flows and behaviors of all people, products, and processes associated with those stakeholders’ functions. We can apply those learned patterns through AI implementations to drive and optimize (automate and augment) known processes. Artificial intelligence can create and enable entirely new ways of doing business. It does this by learning about the problem space and the associated data. 

In this DataHour, Shantha will explain some use cases of AI/ML in the retail industry. She’s also going to answer your queries related to AI and ML in Retail, so come prepared with your questions. 

Prerequisites: Enthusiasm for learning Data Science!

Who is this DataHour for?

  • Students & Freshers who want to build a career in Data Science
  • Working professionals who want to transition to a data science career
  • Data science professionals who want to accelerate their career growth


Dr. Shantha Mohan

Mentor and Project Guide at Carnegie Mellon University, Integrated Innovation Institute

Dr. Shantha Mohan is a mentor and project guide at Carnegie Mellon University Integrated Innovation Institute's iLab. She co-founded Retail Solutions Inc. (RSi), a leader in retail data analytics, and ran its global product development organization. 

Her prior experiences include technical and educational consulting and running worldwide product development for Consilium, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) company (acquired by Applied Materials). 

She graduated with a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Tepper School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University. Her undergraduate degree is in Electronics & Communication from the College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), India, and she is a Distinguished Alumnus.

Shantha is passionate about equality, diversity, and sustainability and is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), where she is a volunteer and mentor. She is the author of Roots and Wings: Inspiring Stories of Indian Women in Engineering. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and is active in two clubs. She serves on the board of CEG alumni, North America (CEGAANA), and is instrumental in creating the Ask a CEGian student mentorship program and the CEG Betterment program. Her book on leadership, "Leadership Lessons with The Beatles", is published by Taylor & Francis.

You can follow her on Twitter and Linkedin.


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