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The Savitribai Phule Pune University , is a university located in western India, in the city of Pune. It was founded in 1948 and is one of India's premier Universities. Spread over a 411 acres campus, the university is home to 46 academic departments. The university has been given the highest "A" rating by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council for its overall performance.The university has numerous affiliated colleges, departments, and research institutes, which are primarily located in Pune. Wikipedia.

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Former FiberLink and IBM Executive Abhijit Bhide Will Manage the Development and Delivery of Zyme's CDM Technology REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2017) - Zyme, the market leader in the rapidly growing discipline of channel data management (CDM), today announced former IBM executive Abhijit Bhide has joined the company to serve as vice president of engineering and infrastructure. In this new role, Bhide will be responsible for the development and delivery of Zyme's technology offerings and managing the company's engineering operations. Bhide's appointment will enable Zyme to continue remaking the global indirect channel by eradicating the inefficiencies that have historically plagued channel operations. Leading manufacturing companies leverage Zyme's CDM platform to sell more through their channel with clean, accurate and timely data that helps identify the optimal route-to-market and generate demand with end customers. At the same time, Zyme's CDM platform enables manufacturers to invest less in managing the supply chain to avoid excess inventory or risk stock-out and logistics costs, and can reduce incentive spending by 10 to 15 percent. "Bhide joins Zyme at an important point in the company's trajectory," said Chandran Sankaran, CEO and founder of Zyme. "As Zyme continues its data-driven approach to transforming global channel operations, we will need leaders who offer steady guidance and experience. Bhide's background and expertise in managing large-scale SaaS technology implementations will be vital to Zyme's continued success in providing the most valuable channel performance technology." Bhide comes to Zyme from Fiberlink Communications with over 14 years of experience in building and managing global development and delivery operations. Prior to Zyme, Bhide led the development and deployment of Fiberlink's market-leading SaaS platform for mobile devices, applications and content management. His leadership was instrumental in IBM's decision to purchase Fiberlink, and Bhide stayed on following the acquisition to grow the product and platform for IBM. Prior to Fiberlink, Bhide managed a retail consulting practice and was a program manager for technology and retail customers, delivering large implementations in the supply chain management and business-to-business (B2B) markets. "Zyme has revolutionized global channel sales -- a space that represents trillions of dollars in annual revenues," said Bhide. "Zyme's engineering team is world-class, and has made Zyme the world's leading cloud platform for channel optimization. I'm excited for the opportunity to lead the engineering team and build out the company's powerful and comprehensive technology in ways that will help customers make the most of their channel investments." Bhide has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune, India and a M.S. in Manufacturing Systems from North Carolina State University. About Zyme Zyme provides the leading channel data management (CDM) cloud platform, delivering critical downstream visibility for global companies that leverage distributors, resellers, retailers and e-tailers to sell their products. Zyme's flexible, real-time data platform powers the New Smart Channel(SM), a proven approach to acquiring actionable knowledge that enterprises need to accelerate partner sales and optimize marketing ROI. With a channel directory of more than 1.5 million partners, Zyme processes more than one billion transactions annually across more than 150 countries, providing decision-grade intelligence to optimize business processes like sales execution, inventory management, partner rebates and incentives, marketing and financial compliance. Pre-built integrations with Salesforce and other innovative cloud solution providers help Zyme's industry-leading customers, including Amazon, Dell, Fujitsu, GE, Microsoft, Plantronics, Seagate, Symantec, VMware and Xerox use channel intelligence to solve core business problems. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA, Zyme has offices in India, Texas, China and the UK. For more information, visit www.Zyme.com.

Majhi B.R.,University of Pune
Advances in High Energy Physics | Year: 2013

A derivation of Noether current from the surface term of Einstein-Hilbert action is given. We show that the corresponding charge, calculated on the horizon, is related to the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy. Also using the charge, the same entropy is found based on the Virasoro algebra and Cardy formula approach. In this approach, the relevant diffeomorphisms are found by imposing a very simple physical argument: diffeomorphisms keep the horizon structure invariant. This complements similar earlier results (Majhi and Padmanabhan (2012)) (arXiv:1204.1422) obtained from York-Gibbons-Hawking surface term. Finally we discuss the technical simplicities and improvements over the earlier attempts and also various important physical implications. © 2013 Bibhas Ranjan Majhi.

Zinjarde S.S.,University of Pune
Food Chemistry | Year: 2014

Yarrowia lipolytica is a non-pathogenic generally regarded as safe yeast. It displays unique physiological as well as biochemical properties that are relevant in food-related applications. Strains naturally associated with meat and dairy products contribute towards specific textures and flavours. On some occasions they cause food spoilage. They produce food-additives such as aroma compounds, organic acids, polyalcohols, emulsifiers and surfactants. The yeast biomass has been projected as single cell oil and single cell protein. Y. lipolytica degrades or upgrades different types of food wastes and in some cases, value-added products have also been obtained. The yeast is thus involved in the manufacture of food stuffs, making of food ingredients, generation of biomass that can be used as food or feed and in the effective treatment of food wastes. On account of all these features, this versatile yeast is of considerable significance in food-related applications. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

The removal of hexavalent chromium [Cr (VI)], an important ground water pollutant by phyto-inspired Fe(0)/Fe(3)O(4) nanocomposite-modified cells of Yarrowia lipolytica (NCIM 3589 and NCIM 3590), was investigated. Electron microscopy and magnetometer studies indicated an effective modification of yeast cell surfaces by the nanocomposites. The effect of pH, temperature, agitation speed, contact time and initial metal ion concentration on the removal of Cr (VI) was determined. The specific uptake values at pH 2.0 were 186.32±3.17 and 137.31±4.53 mg g(-1) for NCIM 3589 and NCIM 3590, respectively, when 1000 mg L(-1) of metal ion concentrations were used. The equilibrium data fitted to Scatchard, Langmuir and linearized Freundlich models suggesting that adsorption played a role in the removal of Cr (VI) ions. The surface modified yeast cells displayed higher values of Langmuir and Scatchard coefficients than the unmodified cells indicating that the former were more efficient in Cr (VI) removal. The enhanced detoxification of Cr (VI) ions by this composite material could be attributed to the reductive power of the Fe(0)/Fe(3)O(4) nanocomposites as well the yeast cell surface functional groups. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Padmanabhan T.,University of Pune
Modern Physics Letters A | Year: 2010

It is possible to provide a physical interpretation for the field equations of gravity based on a thermodynamical perspective. The virtual degrees of freedom associated with the horizons, as perceived by the local Rindler observer, play a crucial role in this approach. In this context, the relation S = E/2T between the entropy (S), active gravitational mass (E) and temperature (T) obtained previously in gr-qc/0308070 [CQG, 21, 4485 (2004)] can be reinterpreted as the law of equipartition E = (1/2) nkBT where n=Δ A/LP2 is the number (density) of microscopic horizon degrees of freedom in an area A. Conversely, one can use the equipartition argument to provide a thermodynamic interpretation of gravity, even in the nonrelativistic limit. These results emphasize the intrinsic quantum nature of all gravitational phenomena and diminishes the distinction between thermal phenomena associated with local Rindler horizons and the usual thermodynamics of macroscopic bodies in non-inertial frames. Just like the original thermodynamic interpretation, these results also hold for a wide class of gravitational theories like the LanczosLovelock models. © 2010 World Scientific Publishing Company.

Padmanabhan T.,University of Pune
Reports on Progress in Physics | Year: 2010

The fact that one can associate thermodynamic properties with horizons brings together principles of quantum theory, gravitation and thermodynamics and possibly offers a window to the nature of quantum geometry. This review discusses certain aspects of this topic, concentrating on new insights gained from some recent work. After a brief introduction of the overall perspective, sections 2 and 3 provide the pedagogical background on the geometrical features of bifurcation horizons, path integral derivation of horizon temperature, black hole evaporation, structure of Lanczos-Lovelock models, the concept of Noether charge and its relation to horizon entropy. Section 4 discusses several conceptual issues introduced by the existence of temperature and entropy of the horizons. In section 5 we take up the connection between horizon thermodynamics and gravitational dynamics and describe several peculiar features which have no simple interpretation in the conventional approach. The next two sections describe the recent progress achieved in an alternative perspective of gravity. In section 6 we provide a thermodynamic interpretation of the field equations of gravity in any diffeomorphism invariant theory and in section 7 we obtain the field equations of gravity from an entropy maximization principle. The last section provides a summary. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

Padhye S.,University of Pune
Mini reviews in medicinal chemistry | Year: 2010

Curcumin is a natural polyphenol derived from the plant Curcuma longa, commonly called turmeric. Extensive research over past 50 years has indicated that this polyphenol is highly pleiotropic molecule capable of preventing and treating various cancers. The anticancer potential of Curcumin is severely affected by its limited systemic and target tissue bioavailability and rapid metabolism. In the present review article, we provide a summarized account of different drug delivery systems employed for tackling the problem of cucumin's bioavailability such as liposomes, phospholipid complexes and nanoparticles. Concomitantly we have reviewed the large volume of literature reports describing structural modifications of Curcumin and the anticancer potential of its analogs. Some of the difluorocurcumin analogs allowing longer circulation times and preferential accumulation in the pancreas seem to offer promising leads for conducting first in-depth animal studies and subsequently clinical trials for the use of these analogs for prevention of tumor progression and/or treatments of human malignancies.

Padmanabhan T.,University of Pune
General Relativity and Gravitation | Year: 2014

I show that the gravitational dynamics in a bulk region of space can be connected to a thermodynamic description in the boundary of that region, thereby providing clear physical interpretations of several mathematical features of classical general relativity: (1) The Noether charge contained in a bulk region, associated with a specific time evolution vector field, has a direct thermodynamic interpretation as the gravitational heat content of the boundary surface. (2) This result, in turn, shows that all static spacetimes maintain holographic equipartition in the following sense: In these spacetimes, the number of degrees of freedom in the boundary is equal to the number of degrees of freedom in the bulk. (3) In a general, evolving spacetime, the rate of change of gravitational momentum is related to the difference between the number of bulk and boundary degrees of freedom. It is this departure from the holographic equipartition which drives the time evolution of the spacetime. (4) When the equations of motion hold, the (naturally defined) total energy of the gravity plus matter within a bulk region, will be equal to the boundary heat content. (5) After motivating the need for an alternate description of gravity (if we have to solve the cosmological constant problem), I describe a thermodynamic variational principle based on null surfaces to achieve this goal. The concept of gravitational heat density of the null surfaces arises naturally from the Noether charge associated with the null congruence. The variational principle, in fact, extremises the total heat content of the matter plus gravity system. Several variations on this theme and implications are described. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Padmanabhan T.,University of Pune
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2010

I show that the principle of equipartition, applied to area elements of a surface ∂ V which are in equilibrium at the local Davies-Unruh temperature, allows one to determine the surface number density of the microscopic spacetime degrees of freedom in any diffeomorphism invariant theory of gravity. The entropy associated with these degrees of freedom matches with the Wald entropy for the theory. This result also allows one to attribute an entropy density to the spacetime in a natural manner. The field equations of the theory can then be obtained by extremizing this entropy. Moreover, when the microscopic degrees of freedom are in local thermal equilibrium, the spacetime entropy of a bulk region resides on its boundary. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

The present invention describes a method and the system for matching fingerprint images obtained from different fingerprint image capturing devices and implemented in an electronic device. Specifically, the method has steps of identifying minutiae and then identifying core point of the fingerprint images. Thereafter, a line of symmetry is determined and minutiae are identified by matching ridge count, location angle and orientation angle of a first image of the fingerprint images with a second image of the fingerprint images is identified. Thereafter, prominent minutiae from the candidate minutiae having three adjacent minutiae with same local structure are identified. Out of scope minutiae are eliminated by non-linear registration of fingerprint images based on ridge-count and position angle. Thereafter, matching score is generated based on number of candidate minutiae, prominent minutiae and common overlapped minutiae after non-linear registration of the second fingerprint image in comparison with the first fingerprint image for authentication.

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