Seminars and Lectures
Free Software Projects
Xqueeze: XML Compaction [xqueeze.sourceforge.net]
The prime cause of verbosity of XML is the lavish nature of XML (and
SGML) in which the meta-data is represented and the tendency of XML
writers to use long identifiers for elements, attributes etc. Xqueeze
aims to introduce compaction into XML in a manner that is most
unintrusive to the application development and deployment
process. The only assumption we make is that the DTD /
Schema is available to the application using Xqueeze.
Technologies: XML, C++.
Ayttm is a unified GTK instant-messaging client. It supports Yahoo,
MSN and AIM (and more) protocols. I have written the Ayttm User Manual
and I also maintain its website.
Technologies: HTML, SSI.
Projects at Last Workplace (NCST)
RRU Information Database
This was an information management system for the RRUs (Regional
Resource Units) of IAEA.
Technologies: ASP.Net, VB.Net, MS SQL Server 2000
Corporate Intranet Portal
This web portal serves as a common access point
to all the web-based applications in the company intranet. It also
features role-based access configuration and active access control
depending on the functions of an employee in the company. The portal
framework frees the application developer from the burden of security,
appearance and navigation management while giving the user a highly
integrated feel to all the applications. The portal runs entirely on
SSL with 128 bit encryption.
Technologies: SSI, ASP, PHP, IIS 5, MS SQL Server 2000
Online Library Catalog and Management System
This online system provides online access to the Online catalog of our
library, which is established in two geographical locations and
provides membership to students and professionals not directly related
to the company. The System also includes applications for Library
Technologies: SSI, PHP, ASP, IIS 5, MS SQL Server 2000
Web Based Recruitment System [www.hrdbarc.gov.in]
This system was developed for a Premier PSU and Research Organization
and involved full computerization of the recruitment process of the
Technologies: SSI, ASP, Apache 1.3, IIS, Visual Basic, MS SQL
Seminars and Lectures
Advanced Application Development using EJB (June 2003)
one of the modules of the APGDST
course offered by NCST. I took three
lectures -- Introduction to Web Services, which covered the
architectural concepts of Web Services and how they relate to
distributed application frameworks like CORBA;
Security in EJB, which covered the role-based access model of
EJB with reference to JBoss 3.0; and Introduction to
XML, which covered the basics of
XML as a
language, DTDs, XPath,
Streamlining XML for Data Intensive Applications (May 2003)
This was a seminar taken for the Bombay Chapter of ACM. I discussed various means of
tackling the problems of XML's size and parsing complexity for
improvement in performance of XML based applications and application
frameworks. [Related to Xqueeze]
Database Management Systems (March 2003)
one of the modules of the PGDST
course offered by NCST. I took five lectures: Database Security and
Integrity; SQL-99 Standards; Distributed Databases;
Client-Server Architecture and Data Warehousing.
Introduction to IEEE 802.11 LANs (January 2003)
This was a guest seminar that I took for the PGDIT course
offered by NCST. The coverage of the course was from my article on the same subject.
Design of a 100, 000 TPA Methanol Production Plant based on the
ICI Process (July 2000)
This was my Final Year Plant-Design Project where a Methanol
Production Plant had to be designed based on the ICI Process, using
Associated Gas from Bombay High as the Primary Raw Material.
Development of a DBMS supported Sales Management Application for
a Chemical Manufacturing Company (July 2000)
This was my Final Year Computational Project and it involved the
development of a Relational Database in Oracle for the sales
department of a Chemical Manufacturing Company. The front-end was
designed in Developer 2000.
Prize Winning Paper Presentation (February 2000)
I have authored a paper (with a co-author) based on my project:
Computer Simulation of McCabe Thiele and Cross Flow Sieve Tray
Design. I presented the paper in Chemference 2000, a national
level symposium for Chemical Engineering Students held in the
S.R.M. Engineering College, Kanchipuram, on 11th and 12th February
2000. I was awarded the Ist Prize for my paper.
Computer Simulation of McCabe-Thiele and Cross Flow Sieve Tray
Design (February 2000)
This was a self-conceived project, which involved the simulation of
steps involved in the graphical method for finding the number of trays
used in a Distillation Tower, thereby surpassing the highest levels of
accuracy achievable by unassisted processing. The software also
proposes a sieve tray design based on the user's requirement and aids
in optimization by interactively analyzing user given values of design
Current Industry Trends in FCC Technology (June 1999)
This was the project I had undertaken during my Summer-training
in The Indian Oil Corporation R&D Center. The project dealt with a
study of the process mechanism of FCC (Fluidized Catalytic Cracking)
and the trends in the evolution of FCC Technology. (I had also done
some experimentation on dual-solid separation in Continuous Fluidized
Beds with my Training guides but my term ended before completion of
Club Management: March 1999
I was certified as being an active member of the University
Literary Club and holding the post of Central Club Manager, during the
session 1998-1999. I also redesigned the club logo, which appears in
all the official Club Documents.
Debate: 28th February 1998 (National Science Day)
I was awarded the III prize in the University Level
Debate Competition held on the National Science Day in the Department
of Physics, AMU. I debated against the motion: "Human Cloning
Should be Banned".
Mr. Fresher: 1997
I was titled "Mr. Fresher" of the Department of
AMU, in 1997.
Lab demonstration: 15th December 1997
I was certified as having actively participated in the Laboratory
Experiment Demonstration Programmes arranged in the college during the
Open Days Celebrations (11 - 13 Dec, 1997)
Mathematics Olympiad: March 1995
I was certified as having scored 63% marks in the National
Mathematics Olympiad Contest 1995 conducted by the Delhi Association
of Mathematics Teachers.
On the spot Essay Writing: 28th February 1994 (National Science Day)
I was awarded the cash prize by Prof. S K Joshi, President of INSA and
for my outstanding performance in the
on-the-spot Essay Writing competition, conducted by the Indian
National Science Academy (INSA) for my essay on