A ‘Monkeypox Detection and Data Analysis’ project designed by seven member team of students from the MSc Banking and Financial Analytics program of the Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) won IBM Skills Build Data Analytics Innovation Camp Competition.
JMI team secured the 1st position in the Pan India competition as only four teams qualified for the Final Round (Pitch Night). The winning team consisted of the following students: Gauhar Adeel Ghazi (Team Leader), Md Afzal Imam, Arslan Mohammad Khan, Shaikh Tanzim Fatima, Muniba Fatima, Aarzoo Bashir Lone, and Irfan Ahmad. The team was mentored by HoD, Department of Economics, Asheref Illiyan and Honorary Deputy Director-UPC, Prof. Moonis Shakeel.
The winning project was Monkeypox Detection and Data Analysis that aimed to visualize and predict the recent outbreak of Monkeypox. The advent of Monkeypox in 2022, reported by many nations, demonstrated another challenge worldwide as the world was affected due to the onset of COVID 19 in 2020. The project included an analysis of the most affected countries across the world. Machine learning techniques were employed to predict the outbreak of the disease which identified infected persons with up to 95% accuracy. In this project, python libraries like NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, Seaborn, statsmodels, sklearn, and plotly were used. Furthermore, libraries like tensorflow to detect Monkeypox from given datasets was also used.