Research and Publications

[Note 2: This page is *not* updated. Please see my CV for the list of publications, talks, posters, workshop papers and other professional activities. You might also want to see my updated projects page or my Google Scholar profile to view pdfs of recent papers and posters. Sorry for the inconvenience, I'll try to update this page soon. Thanks. - Rajan Vaish 10/13/2013]

[ Note 1: The content below was last updated during Winters of 2010 (before starting grad school), a lot has changed since then. Specially my area of interest has drifted more towards HCI and CSCW, Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) and Social Computing. I try to use my research for a societal impact from HCI perspective, in anyway possible. My recent (and all) publications can be found on my CV or the Google Scholar profile, while some are indexed on DBLP too.  I don't do Interconnection Networks research anymore, however, I serve on TPC of some of the related conferences (see Academic Services on my CV). I'll try to update this page too, at some point of time. However, for a quick glance you might want to check the Projects page. I would love to chat about my research (and yours), feel free to contact me.  Thanks.  - Rajan Vaish 11/03/2012 ].

============================= Older work [updated Winter 2010, before grad school] ==========================

I am quite an interdisciplinary person with a Computer Sciences background, and generally dive into research projects which interest me. Till date I have published my work in some of the top international  journals and conferences including, “The Journal of Supercomputing(Springer)” and “The 2009 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing” (all tracks including FCS and PDTPA within which have now been listed as “Top-ranked Conferences” by Microsoft Academic Search based on no. of citations to papers).  I’ve also served as Technical Program Committee member (TPC) and reviewer(R) at several international conferences globally. Primarily my publication and research experience lies in the areas of:

a) Parallel Computing and Interconnection Networks [PC&IN]. (Related to adaptive routing algorithms developed over Torus and X-Torus topologies during congestion). [ Associated mentors: Dr. Nitin (Distinguished Adjunct Professor at University of Nebraska, Omaha), together we co-founded High-end Parallel Computing and Advanced Computer Architecture Lab at Jaypee University IT, India. ]

b) Human-Computer Interaction [HCI]. (Related to accessibility/assistive technology and educational/health projects ). [Associated mentors: Dr. Shari Trewin (Accessibility Researcher, IBM Watson Research Center, New York/ACM ASSETS 2009 Chair); Dr. Udai Narain Sinha (Associate Professor, University of Lucknow, India); Thomas Logan (VP R&D and CTO at HiSoftware Inc. US, ex- Program Manager at Accessibility Technology Group, Microsoft Redmond, USA); Dr. Artem Dudarev (PostDoc at Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Germany)]

c) Artificial Intelligence [AI]. (Related to ant colony optimization and ant swarm intelligence). [Associated mentors: Dr. Satish Chandra (Assistant Professor, Jaypee University IT, India) ]

d) Natural Language Processing [NLP]. (Related to semantic mapping and parsing of requirements and processes during software engineering phases). [Associated mentors: Accenture Technology Labs team]

==PUBLICATIONS==

=Journal Articles=

[PC&IN-1] Nitin, Vaish, R, Shrivastava, U. “ On a Deadlock and Performance Analysis of ALBR and DAR Algorithm on X-Torus Topology by Optimal Utilization of Cross links and Minimal Lookups”. In The Journal of Supercomputing – Springer, December 2010. DOI: 10.1007/s11227-010-0524-x. [to be Indexed in SCOPUS, DBLP]. [view]

[PC&IN-2] Nitin, Vaish, R, Shrivastava, U. “Performance Analysis of X-Torus Topology by Maximal Utilization of Cross-links using Adaptive Load Balanced Routing Algorithm during Congestion”. In MASAUM Journal Of Computing (MJC) Volume 1 Issue 1, August 2009.

=Conference Papers=

[HCI-1] Vaish, R, Srivastava, G, Vaish, R. “Innovative and Secured User Authentication Methods for Novice Visually Impaired users”. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications , ICUMT 2009, 12-14 October 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia. IEEE 2009. IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

[PC&IN-3]Nitin, Chauhan, G, Gupta, A, Patel, A, Arora, A, S, Gupta, A, Shrivastava, U, Vaish, R. “A Single Tape Deterministic Turing Machine for Adaptive Deterministic Routing Algorithm Designed for Torus Network”. In Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science, FCS 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas Nevada, USA. CSREA Press 2009, ISBN 1-60132-103-1 DBLP Index

[PC&IN-4] Nitin, Vaish, R, Sarin, S, Shrivastava, U. “Adaptive Load Balanced Routing Algorithm for X-Torus Topology”. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications, PDPTA 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, July 13-17, 2009, 2 Volumes. CSREA Press 2009, ISBN 1-60132-123-6 DBLP Index

[PC&IN-5] Nitin, Chauhan, G, Verma, R, Srivastava, G, Shrivastava, U, Vaish, R.”Single Tape Deterministic Turing Machine of Routing Algorithms Designed for Torus Network”. In Proceedings the 2009 International Conference on Foundations of Computer Science, FCS 2009, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas Nevada, USA. CSREA Press 2009, ISBN 1-60132-103-1 DBLP Index

[AI-1] Chandra, S, Srivastava, U, Vaish, R, Dixit, S, Rana, M. “Improved AntNet:  ACO routing algorithm in practice”. In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation (UKSim), Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, England, 25–27 March 2009 ACM Digital Library, IEEE Computer Society

=Workshop Papers, Abstracts and Talks=

[HCI-2] Vaish R, Vaish, R.  Abstract accepted on “Smart learning through smart phones”. MIT Technology Review India’s The Grand Challenges for Technologists in India 2010 under “Education” category.

[Other-1] Agarwal, P. Vaish, R, Mohta, K. Abstract accepted on “Unified Communications: An answer to India’s National Security”. MIT Technology Review India’s The Grand Challenges for Technologists in India’10 under “Internal Security” category.

[HCI-3] Vaish, R.  Abstract accepted for talk on “OpenStreetMap and Python”. PyCon India’10, Bangalore.

[HCI-4] Vaish, R. Talk on “Accessible maps for visually impaired”. Conference on Assistive Technology’09, hosted by National Association for the Blind and Rehabilitation Society for the Visually Impaired, Lucknow, India.

[HCI-5] Vaish, R. Abstract accepted for talk on “OSM Directions tool for visually impaired”. State of the Map’09, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

[PC&IN-6] Nitin, Vaish, R, Srivastava, U, Rana, M. “Adaptive Deterministic Routing Algorithm for k-ary n-cub Torus Network”. 7th Annual Workshop on Charm ++ and its Applications’ 09, Parallel Programming Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.

[Other-2] Vaish, R. Talk on “OLPC’s XO and Fedora Project” as Fedora Project Ambassador. Winter Academic Program’09 at JIIT University, Noida, India.

==ACADEMIC SERVICES==

[R-1] Serving as the external reviewer at ACM SIGCHI, for CHI 2011. Reviewed three papers on human-computer interaction.

[TPC-1] Serving on the Technical Program Committee of the 3rd International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems (ICUMT’11), Budapest, Hungary.

[R-2] Serving as the reviewer at the 4th IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (ICCSIT 2011), China.

[TPC-2] Serving on the Technical Program Committee of the 5th IEEE Asia Modelling Symposium ( AMS 2011 ), Philippines.

[TPC-3] Serving on the Technical Program Committee of the International Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science & Technology (Volume 12) – A publication of the United Kingdom Simulation Society.

[TPC-4] Serving on the Technical Program Committee of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, England 2011 (UKSim 2011).

[R-3] Reviewer at IEEE UKSim 2011, reviewed one paper on Parallel computing and Interconnection Networks.

[TPC-5] Serving on the Technical Program Committee of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modeling and Simulation’ 11, Cambodia (ISMS 2011).

[TPC-6] Served on the Technical Program Committee of The International Workshop on Scalable Distributed Research for Grids, Clusters and Clouds, Moscow, Russia (SDR-GCC 2010).

[R-4] Reviewer at SDR-GCC 2010 reviewed one paper on Interconnection Networks.

[TPC-7] Served on the Technical Program Committee of 2nd IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Communication Systems and Networks, UK (CICSyN2010).

[R-5] Reviewer at IEEE CICSyN2010, UK, reviewed one paper on Interconnection Networks. Assigned by Prof. David Al-Dabass from Nottingham Trent University, UK.

[TPC-8] Served on the Technical Program Committee of IEEE International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems (Telecommunications)’10, Moscow, Russia (ICUMT 2010).

[R-6] Reviewer at IEEE ICUMT’10, Russia, reviewed five papers on Networks and Artificial Intelligence.  Assigned by Prof. Yevgeni Koucheryavy from TUT, Finland.

[TPC-9] Served on the Technical Program Committee member at IEEE International Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications’ Workshop-40’09, St. Petersburg, Russia (IEEE ICUMT 2009).

[R-7] Reviewer at IEEE ICUMT’09 w-40, Russia, reviewed three papers on Image Processing and Networking.

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