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Heritage Institute of Technology, popularly known as HITK or HIT, is a private autonomous engineering college located in Anandapur, Kolkata near the East Kolkata Township, West Bengal, India.It is affiliated to West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata.This institute is ranked among the top five engineering colleges in West Bengal. Wikipedia.

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Agarwalla P.,Heritage Institute of Technology | Mukhopadhyay S.,University of Calcutta
Information Sciences | Year: 2017

Sport is one of the activities of human being where cooperative, competitive, self-learning and interactive environment helps in the overall improvement of the performance. These learning processes are very effective to regulate the players in a good direction as well as to enhance their capability of exploring the new techniques. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is a popular stochastic optimization algorithm, used for solving real-world engineering problems. However, it usually suffers from local confinement and easily loses its diversity. In this paper, we have integrated the properties of sports with PSO algorithm and proposed an efficient player selection strategy based diversified PSO (EPS-dPSO), which improves the fitness and robustness of the technique without compromising the computational complexity of the algorithm. The properties of player selection is adopted to enhance the diversity within the search phase as well as to incorporate intense searching of the space. We have comprehensively evaluated the performance of proposed EPS-dPSO by applying it on standard benchmark problems. Experimental result shows that it not only tracks the global optimum within the small search interval but also able to obtain good result for large and asymmetrical search space and also insensitive to initialization of the problems. Further, tests are carried out on the benchmark functions from CEC2005, the large dimensional problems of CEC2008 and some real world problems from CEC2011. All the experimental results indicate the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed EPS-dPSO compared to other traditional algorithms. © 2017 Elsevier Inc.

Pal S.,Heritage Institute of Technology | Mitra M.,University of Calcutta
Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation | Year: 2012

Here an effort is made to use human electrocardiogram as a tool of biometric analysis for authentication. The proposed method is based on first accurate extraction of characteristic features from each ECG and then design of a suitable classification methodology to comment on the authenticity. As the feature matrix is a huge one, Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is applied to avoid handling of large amount of data. Next, the reduced features from PCA are fitted into a quadratic polynomial model by the method of least square. Then the fitted values for the allowed set of data is obtained and the range over which they vary, provides the signature matrix of a person. Finally the classification is done by a comparison based on nearest neighbor method. The method is tested on ECG of 20 individuals taken from PTB database. This method has accuracy more than 95% with the best fit modeling which becomes only 80% without data modeling proving the importance of best fit modeling of data before classification. This accuracy is comparable with conventional biometric techniques; moreover, ECG biometric can be used with other authentication scheme, with ECG providing liveliness proof. © 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Pal S.,Heritage Institute of Technology | Mitra M.,University of Calcutta
Computers in Biology and Medicine | Year: 2012

In this paper an Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) based ECG signal enhancement and QRS detection algorithm is proposed. Being a non-invasive measurement, ECG is prone to various high and low frequency noises causing baseline wander and power line interference, which act as a source of error in QRS and other feature extraction. EMD is a fully adaptive signal decomposition technique that generates Intrinsic Mode Functions (IMF) as decomposition output. Here, first baseline wander is corrected by selective reconstruction based slope minimization technique from IMFs and then high frequency noise is removed by eliminating a noisy set of lower order IMFs with a statistical peak correction as high frequency noise elimination is accompanied by peak deformation of sharp characteristic waves. Then a set of IMFs are selected that represents QRS region and a nonlinear transformation is done for QRS enhancement. This improves detection accuracy, which is represented in the result section. Thus in this method a single fold processing of each signal is required unlike other conventional techniques. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Chakrabarty I.,Heritage Institute of Technology | Chakrabarty I.,Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
European Physical Journal D | Year: 2010

In this work we study a state which is a random mixture of a two qubit subsystem of a N-qubit W state and GHZ state. We analyze several possibilities like separability criterion (Peres-Horodecki criterion [M. Horodecki, P. Horodecki, R. Horodecki, Phys. Lett. A 223, 1 (1996); A. Peres, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 1413 (1996)]), non violation of Bell's inequality [J.F. Clauser, M.A. Horne, A. Shimony, R.A. Holt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, 80 (1969)] (M(ρ)<1) and teleportation fidelity [N. Gisin, Phys. Lett. A 210, 157 (1996); R. Horodecki, P. Horodecki, M. Horodecki, Phys. Lett. A 200, 340 (1995); S. Massar, S. Popescu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 1259 (1995); S. Popescu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 797 (1994); C.H. Bennett, G. Brassard, C. Crepeau, R. Jozsa, A. Peres, W.K. Wootters, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1895 (1993)] (F max>2/3 for this state. We also obtain a relationship between N (number of qubits) and p (the classical probability of random mixture) for each of these possibilities. Finally we present a detailed analysis of all these possibilities for N=3,4,5 qubit systems. We also report that for N=3 and in(0.75,1], this entangled state can be used as a teleportation channel without violating Bell's inequality. © 2010 EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Chattopadhyay S.,Heritage Institute of Technology | Sen R.,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Bioresource Technology | Year: 2013

A novel integrated immobilized enzyme-reactor system involving a continuous stirred tank reactor with two packed bed reactors in series was developed for the continuous production of biodiesel. The problem of methanol solubility into oil was solved by introducing a stirred tank reactor to dissolve methanol into partially converted oil. This step made the process perfectly continuous without requiring any organic solvent and intermittent methanol addition in the process. The substrate feeding rate of 0.74. mL/min and enzyme loading of 0.75. g per reactor were determined to be optimum for maximum biodiesel yield. The integrated continuous process was stable up to 45 cycles with biodiesel productivity of 137.2. g/L/h, which was approximately 5 times higher than solvent free batch process. In comparison with the processes reported in literature using expensive Novozyme 435 and hazardous organic solvent, the present process is completely green and perfectly continuous with economic and environmental advantages. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.

Mahapatra N.,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur | Panja S.,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur | Mandal A.,Heritage Institute of Technology | Halder M.,Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Journal of Materials Chemistry C | Year: 2014

In this study, we have demonstrated a facile, simple one-pot and low cost method for the synthesis of 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA)-capped, water-soluble CdS quantum dots (QDs) with highly tunable optical properties. Initially Cd2+ coordinates with MPA at about pH 5, and the CdS QDs were then formed at a higher pH (7-12) under refluxing conditions through the disruption of coordination interaction with the release of sulfur. Here MPA played a dual role, as both, a source of sulfur and as a stabilizer. The particle size and the optical properties of the as-prepared CdS QDs were found to be dependent on the refluxing time for a given concentration ratio of the reactants and pH of the initial mixture. The broadness and large Stokes shift of emission of MPA-CdS QDs are due to the surface-trap state photoluminescence (PL). The PL peak around 510 nm-650 nm is due to the recombination of shallow trapped electrons in sulfur vacancy defect states with holes in the valence band, and a ∼665 nm peak (shoulder) arises from deep-trap states. The origin of the longer lifetime is presumed to be due to the involvement of surface-trap states and their environment. Use of MPA as a capping agent eventually enhances the water solubility as well as the stability of CdS QDs, which makes them useful for the ultra-sensitive detection of Co2+ and Ni2+. The selective coordination interaction of Co2+ and Ni2+ with MPA-CdS QDs through the carboxyl group of MPA provides a turn-off photoluminescence-based assay for sensitive detection of these metal ions without any interference of other commonly coexisting metal ions. The limit of detection (LOD) is 10 nM for Co2+ ions and 50 nM for Ni2+ ions. Co2+-induced color (from colorless to yellow) and UV-vis spectral change of MPA-CdS QDs is the simple way to distinguish Co2+ from Ni2+ in a higher concentration range (more than 5 M). On the other hand the lower stability of the Co(ii)-MPA complex than the Ni(ii)-MPA complex provides a disodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-induced, time dependent turn-on photoluminescence-based technique to distinguish Co2+ from Ni 2+ in the entire range of concentrations. EDTA-induced time dependent PL recovery of MPA-CdS QDs occurs via rapid dissociation of Co2+ ions from the surface of QDs than that of Ni2+. Thus our synthesized MPA-CdS QDs offer a very simple, rapid, cost-effective, turn-off-on photoluminescence-based technique for ultra-sensitive and selective detection of either Co2+ or Ni2+ in aqueous solution without interference of other common metal ions. This journal is © the Partner Organisations 2014.

Gupta P.,Heritage Institute of Technology
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering | Year: 2015

Consider a set of mobile users moving along a road network. There are points of interest (POI), possibly of different types at fixed locations on the network. Users may be interested in “pull-type” information/advertisements from facilities within a range. Stores and establishments associated with the facilities may be interested in sending “push-type” offers/advertisements to users in their vicinity. In this work, we provide a theoretical framework for such range queries in locationbased mobile advertising. © Springer India 2015.

Bhattacharjee S.,Heritage Institute of Technology
MobiSys 2016 Companion - Companion Publication of the 14th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services | Year: 2016

This research proposal investigates the promise of Opportunistic or Delay-tolerant networks (DTNs) for efficient and effective information dissemination in the context of natural disasters. Natural disasters affect the traditional communication infrastructure and thereby call for different unconventional techniques to meet communication requirements. This is because traditional communication infrastructure may get incapacitated due to the severity of the disaster or lack of power supply. Fortunately, majority of population these days owns various wireless devices, such as smart phones and tablets, with multiple communication interfaces (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth). These devices with their alternative communication capabilities can be harnessed in a disaster aftermath in the form of DTNs. The rescue and relief operation immediately after disaster is challenging mainly due to the lack of suitable map based navigation assistance and inadequate information regarding resource inventory. Offering map based navigation services and adequate information regarding resource inventory over DTNs become challenging mainly due to unstable connectivity, modified road networks and decentralized resource management at warehouses. These limitations inspire us to explore the possibilities of offering navigation and distributed resource management services over DTNs. © 2016 Copyright held by the owner/author(s).

Samanta A.,Heritage Institute of Technology
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics | Year: 2014

The recent discovery of nonzero θ13 (equal to Cabbibo angle θC up to a factor of √2), the masses of supersymmetric particles > TeV from LHC data, and the sum of three active neutrino masses Σimνi < 1 eV from the study of large scale structure of the universe motivate to study whether quark and lepton mixing have the same origin at the grand unification scale. We find that both results from neutrino experiments and LHC are complementary in quark-lepton unified model. A new constraint on SUSY parameters appears from electroweak symmetry breaking with a new correlation between the lower bounds on sparticle masses and the upper bound on Σimνi. In addition, we find that only μ > 0 (which is favored by (g - 2) of muon) is allowed and mq̄,ī > TeV if Σi νi < 1 eV. On the other hand, a small change in lower limit on θ13 from zero leads to a large increase in lower limits on sparticles masses (> 2 TeV), which are also the bounds if recently discovered boson at LHC with mass around 125 GeV is the Higgs boson. © 2013 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V.

News Article | December 19, 2016

A seminar on "Smart India Hackathon- 2017 "was organized at Heritage Institute of Technology today. It was organized in association with Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, AICTE and Inter Institutional Inclusive Centre

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