Professor(Dr.) John Ockendon, FRS, Oxford Centre for Industrial Mathematics(OCIAM) , Oxford , United Kingdom visited The Maharaja Sayjirao University of Baroda in 2006 and 2014 for conferences
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A competent and high performing professional offering more than 26 years of rich cross-functional experience in all aspects of Teaching, Research and administration in higher education sector. Having ability to start new academic programs efficiently and effectively in University education. Highly skilled in providing Academic, Administrative and Research oriented leadership to the University by inculcating team spirit and team work. Proven expertise in developing the curriculum of new academic programs with a focus to improve the employability of pass out graduates and post graduates.
Strategic planner to encourage inter disciplinary research by formal interaction among various departments of University, Industries and Research Institutions. Excellent exposure for encouraging a research culture to develop new research based products, processes and their applications subsequently filing their patents, finding the industries having their interest (Expression of Interest) to commercialize the product along with the process of transferring the technology. Research interest includes Waste Water Treatment, Solid waste management, Environmental issues of Industries and Energy recovery by using Plasma Technology.
Peer reviewer of large number of research papers being published in reputed high indexed National and International Journals in above mentioned research areas. Published and presented more than 60 research papers in National and International Journals and Conferences. Guided number of Ph.D., M.Tech and B.Tech projects. Also published number of Books and Chapters with National and International publishers.
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Environmental impact for Source Segregation of Solid Waste
It is observed that with increase in the population across globe and the rising demand for food and other essentials items, there has been a rise in the amount of waste being generated daily by each household. Waste that is not properly managed, especially excreta and other liquid and solid waste from households and the community, are a serious health hazard and lead to the spread to the spread of infectious dieses.
In order to minimize the detrimental effect of the solid waste, systematic collection, stocking of solid waste its subsequent treatment is an essential part. As solid waste, if not collected and treated well the resulting decay and/or its toxic effect may lead to severe environmental consequences and hazards to community. Perception and behavior of the citizen is fundamental to achieve this objective, as this will help reduction of the overall footprint of the solid waste.
There are three major issues concerning the treatment to solid waste and to reduce overall footprint of the solid waste of a typical urban locality it is,
The main objective is to develop mathematical model for an overall plan for collecting, stocking and processing the solid waste for a given urban community or town or village which is useful to the society so that the warming potential of the solid waste and its environmental effect can be reduced to as low as possible.
Study of Ferroresonance in Voltage Transformer
Electromagnetic Voltage Transformers (VT) when installed in an ungrounded system face ferroresonance. The over voltages caused by ferroresonance can lead to catastrophic failures of VTs. Such failures are quite common and predictable in many conditions. However, in many cases the risk of ferroresonance cannot be quantified a priori. While conditions that may lead to ferroresonance are known, the exact circuit parameters and their values which can definitely provide an answer to whether ferroresonance will occur or not is of great interest.
The problem here is to model multidimensional non linear ordinary differential equation. Perform its parametric analysis to find points of multiple solutions.
A typical circuit and its parameters will be provided
Hydrodynamics and Pollutant distribution on Mahi Estuary
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Located in Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat state of India, the Narmada River previously known as Narbada is the 5th longest river in India which opened to Narmada estuary which discharges effluent into the gulf of khambhat. Narmada River pollution affects Narmada river side villages, urban areas near the river and the aquatic life. It has been observed that pollution in Narmada River is mainly caused by pollutants present in the estuary which are driven there during high tides instead of being completely driven to the Arabian Sea during low tides. We have to answer this question: what is really happening to effluent entering the gulf of khambhat during high and low tides? How much time those effluents are taken for being drained into the Arabian Sea? Our studies will focus on understanding temporal dispersal of pollutants under thermodynamic simulation of flow aspect, spatial and temporal information of pollutants. These studies will be made by developing a mathematical modelling which will help us to understand the impact of hydrodynamics in pollutant distribution.
Mathematical Model to diagnose Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disorder (NAFLD)/Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
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Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is a chronic liver disease impacting one third of the world’s population and has been recognized as one of the major health burden globally. NASH has multi-faceted faceted complications associated with insulin resistance, dyslipidemia with an increased risk of diabetes and coronary heart diseases. Though, a biopsy of liver or MRI scan remains a gold standard for diagnosis of NASH, detections of its onset and progression in early stage is a challenge for researchers. The currently available NASH Index score primarily quantifies the steatotic changes observed in liver through these techniques along with few select proteins, bile acids and lipids in serum. Hence, efforts are being made to plough through the metabolomics profiles of serum and urine of NASH patients for fishing out correlates and to set a mathematical benchmark for an early detection. A scrutiny of alternations in serum and urine metabolome (experimental models and patients) can help to create a mathematical model based on for early detection of NASH and the same has been proposed herein.
Soft Computing techniques in optimal down-scaling of Global climate Model (GCM)
Global Climate Models/ General Circulation Models (GCM) are representing the simulations of current climate systems as well as future projections of climate variables. (IPCC, 2014) Climate is itself a complex system and many complexities are added with simulations and projections.
Again the relationship between local precipitation and the spatial patterns of GCM hindcasts is often very complex. There are two large groups for downscaling including dynamical downscaling (DD), which uses regional climate models (RCMs) to downscale GCMs, and statistical downscaling (SD), which aims to achieve a statistical or empirical relationship between large-scale atmospheric variables (termed predictors) and regional variables (termed predictands). SD has the advantages of a low computational cost, relatively simple implementation, and reliable accuracy. Thus, SD techniques may be convenient if the study mainly concentrates on the downscaling and projection of precipitation at a basin scale.
Multi-Model Ensembles (MMEs) are often employed to reduce the uncertainties related to GCM simulations/projections. Reliable ensemble Averaging (REA) is one of the techniques (Chandra, Saha and Mujumdar, 2015). Soft computing techniques like machine learning (ML) algorithms with different combinations of GCMs ranked based on their performance and determine the optimum number of GCMs to be included in an MME. ML algorithms; Artificial Neural Network (ANN), K-Nearest Neighbour (KNN), Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Relevance Vector Machine (RVM) can be used to develop MME of GCM. (Ahmed et al., 2020)
Dataset: NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) Global Daily Downscaled Projections (GDDP) dataset. This dataset includes downscaled projections from the 21 models and scenarios for which daily scenarios were produced and distributed under Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5).
Study Area: Vadodara, The third largest city of Gujarat, western part of India, is situated between the latitude of 22.2° to 22.5° and a longitude of 73.1° to 73.3° grid box.
Objective: To develop Multi-Model Ensembles for future Annual Maximum Precipitation series from NEX-GDDP dataset for Vadodara using soft computing techniques. Which can be applied to develop future Intensity Duration Frequency (IDF) curves to assess impact of climate change on urban flooding.
Predicting Business and Stock Price Performance Using Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Public businesses generate a lot of data on a periodic basis. This data is quantitative in form of stock prices, earnings and qualitative in form of management interviews, annual reports, conference call transcripts and customer reviews. With this vast amount of data that is both quantitative as well as qualitative, separating signal from the noise becomes a difficult task. Using a combination of statistics and NLP, the problem aims to build a business and stock price performance model that aid in generating higher portfolio return.
While use of NLP to understand sentiment is not new, the application of the same in Indian Context as well as the use in predicting business performance is new and challenging task.
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING EFFECTECTIVENESS OF POLYESTER – COTTON BLENDED WOVEN FABRIC
As the technology grows, use of electrical and electronic systems has increased enormously in all the engineering and technology fields. Any electrical apparatus such as high voltage power lines, radar, communication system, radios, televisions, household appliances, computers, mobile phones etc., generates electromagnetic waves which creates interference to the circuit of the devices and also affects human health due to prolong exposure. The disturbance may interrupt, obstruct or otherwise degrade or limit the effective performance of the circuit. These effects can range from a simple degradation of data to a total loss of data. If an electromagnetic wave gets into an organism, it vibrates molecules to give out heat.
The common material used for the construction of enclosures for shielding is metal, like copper, brass, and aluminum, silver, nickel, stainless steel, metalized plastics. Although such materials have good shielding performance, but it is low elasticity, heavy, high density, easy to corrosion, expensive. Weight in industries like the aircraft, transportation, and aerospace industries is costly. So there was a need for light weight, flexible, corrosion resistant and stronger material. Textile material fulfills all these requirements. So people started use of textile material as EM shield. Most of the textile material is electrically non conductive. So it was necessary to make textile material electrically conductive. There are various methods available to make textile material electrically conductive.
In the present research work, we choose commercially available polyester-cotton blended fabric and made it electrically conductive by coating it surface with silver metal with 1 , 3 and 5 micrometer coating thickness. We measured electromagnetic shielding effectiveness as per ASTM –D-4935 co-axial transmission method and achieved 90% electromagnetic shielding effectiveness.
At present no mathematical model and simulation is available presenting this electromagnetic shielding effectiveness phenomena. We want to model this electromagnetic shielding effectiveness using experimental data obtained in this research work and validate the mathematical model.
ESTIMATING THE FURNACE TEMPERATURE FOR A BAKERY OVEN USING RADIATION NETWORK ANALYSIS AND ESTIMATING BAKING TIME
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The baking of bread is the most fundamental process. Baking when carried out using a wood fired oven involves heat transfer mainly due to radiation from the furnace wall. The operating temperature of the furnace wall are raised in the range of 400-600 ℃ and the baking process is carried out until it reaches to 200 ℃. The oven in this case is first preheated without the load and large amount of heat is allowed to store in the refractory type surfaces of the oven. Once the desired temperature is achieved the oven is subjected to the actual baking process. The process of baking is continued until the furnace refractory wall retain the minimum desirable operating temperature required for the baking. The estimation of heat transfer under such conditions are very critical to estimate the actual baking time. The furnace under this will achieved steady state condition at operating point under no load condition. Once these conditions are achieved, heat input is switched off and the baking process is started. Since there is no addition of thermal energy, the baking process will take place at the expanse of the stored internal energy, and the furnace will act as a ‘lumped mass’ with unified temperature. The transient heat transfer condition is prevailed in the furnace for all subsequent baking processes. Radiation network approach can be applied in this case at two occasions, one at a steady state condition under no load and second at each different instances of time to predict wall temperature of the furnace.
Radiation heat transfer depends on the two components, one is space resistance and another is surface resistance. The space resistance depends purely on the geometry or view factor of the different walls and is independent of temperature. On the other hand surface resistance depends on the wall emissivity. The values of emissivity can be obtained at steady state condition and the same can be assumed to remain constant during transient operating conditions. Applying energy equation, the wall temperature and heat transfer to the load can be predicted at different instances of the time. For each subsequent lapse of time the baking time for a given load will increases and can be determined by applying and solving radiation network for different time step. Finally, the baking time at different temperature for a fixed load can be obtained.
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As a Deputy Director of Office of International Affairs, Prof Vanisha Nambiar (M.Sc, Ph.D., Nutrition), a full-time Professor in the Department of Foods and Nutrition of this University, works in tandem with the Director of Office of International Affairs in all global engagements of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
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Dr. Mrudula Trivedi is an Assistant Professor in Department of Comm.and Business Mgt., Faculty of Commerce. Her areas of interests are Marketing Mgt, Marketing Case Studies, Entrepreneurship and Advertising Mgt. Currently teaching Product and Brand Mgt, Services Marketing, Organisational Behaviour and also contributing as Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs.
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He holds an excellent record as an artist and an academician. He has widely travelled in many countries including the USA, UK, Europe, Caribbeans, Africa, and Asia, for the promotion of Indian arts and culture.
Areas of Interest: Performance, Innovative teaching, Performing Arts Management, Social work through Music, Music workshops at the national and international level, Research and documentation of rare Ragas and compositions, Experimental music, compositions, Art and administration
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Experience: Worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda, for Pottery, Ceramics and Sculpture. December 15th 2002, April 30th 2003. Worked at Pidilite Industries Limited, Mumbai, as a Product Specialist, Consumer Products Art Material. Jan. 2004 to May 2004 Worked at Ceramic Studio – ‘MUD, SWEAT & TEARS’ at New York, USA as a studio potter. July 2004 to October 2004. Conducted and Assisted Design Workshop as a Ceramic Designer, at KPMA (Khurja Potters Manufacturers Association), Organized by NID Delhi cell, IHC and CGCRI Khurja. It was sponsored by DC Handicraft to give design inputs to the artist of various ceramic industries at Khurja.
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Experience: 30 Years (Teaching), including 20 Years (Research work)
Areas of Specialization: Teacher Education, Value Education, Life Skills Education, Research Methodology, Teaching of Mathematics, Principles and Techniques of Teaching
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He is an Asst. Professor in the Department of Zoology at the Faculty of Science. His research area is Metabolic Physiology and Endocrine disorders. His current research is on the Chronobiology of lifestyle disorders.
Coordinator – Office of International Affairs:
As a coordinator of OIA, with an experience of 7 years in academics, his primary aim is to achieve the mission of OIA i.e to engage MSU’s students and faculty in educational and research experiences internationally and to facilitate the integration of international students and scholars into MSU’s world of knowledge.
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Foreign Student Advisor
Dr. K. Krishnan is a Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History and also the Dean, Faculty of Arts at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. His areas of research include Artifact Analysis and Interpretation using the traditional archaeological methods as well as methods from material sciences to seek answers or explanations to cultural processes such as exchange, trade, migration, etc., Ceramic Petrology, Ancient Technology, Environmental Archaeology, Harappan Studies, Origin and Development of Urbanism in South Asia and Intangible Heritage. His research has enabled him to work towards developing a methodology for analyzing fine wares, understanding craft specialization, assessing the development of technology and its impact on ancient South Asian Society. These studies have inspired several students from South Asia, Europe and America to conduct research on South Asian Ceramics. In addition to this, he has worked towards appreciating and reconstructing palaeo-climate in central and western India. He has published three books (one edited), more than 60 research articles. He has carried out his research work in collaboration with researchers from various institutions in India, UK, USA, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Oman, Nepal, Bangladesh, Belgium, France, and Australia.
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Prof. (Dr.) Dhanesh Patel is a Full-time Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Technology and Engineering. He was DAAD Fellow (Germany) during 1999-2001. He worked as the Head, Department of Applied Mathematics and Director Computer Centre, The M.S. University of Baroda. He has also served as Deputy Director of M. Sc. (Bioinformatics), M.Sc. (Financial Mathematics), PG Diploma in Scientific Computing And Industrial Mathematics, PG Diploma in Computer Applications Programme. He also served as a Vice-Dean, Faculty of Technology and Engineering and I/C Dean Faculty of Technology and Engineering. He was also Director, Centre for Industrial Mathematics. He visited several countries which include USA, UK, Europe, Africa and Asian nations. Apart from research and teaching, he is very much interested in International relation and International academic collaboration. As the Director of International Affairs, he facilitates and implements the University’s mission of global engagement and efforts to further enhance the international visibility and its recognition as a major international educational and research centre.
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