Millie Pant

Millie Pant
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee | University of Roorkee · Division of Applied Science and Engineering

PhD

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January 2007 - present
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
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Performance measurement is a complex but important task required in all sectors. The problem however arises when usage of different methods for performance assessment provides different results. Under such circumstances when there is a difference of opinions, rank aggregation methods can be used to provide the best solution to decision-makers (DMs)...
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Selecting team players is a crucial and challenging task demanding a considerable amount of thinking and hard work by the selectors. The present study formulated the selection of an IPL squad as a multi-objective optimization problem with the objectives of maximizing the batting and bowling performance of the squad, in which a player’s performance...
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Purpose Productivity improvement is key to sustainability performance improvements of organizations. In a real-world scenario, the nature of inputs and outputs is likely to be imprecise and vague, leading to complexity in comparing firms' efficiency measurements. Implementation of fuzzy-logic based measurement systems is a method for dealing with s...
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During the early phases of offshore oil field development, field planners must decide upon general design features such as the required number of wells and maximum oil processing capacity (field plateau rate), usually by performing sensitivity studies. These design choices are then locked in subsequent development stages and often prevent from achi...
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In the pre-processing of the digital thermograms, multi-level thresholding plays a crucial role in the segmentation of thermographic images for better clinical decision support. This paper attempts to optimize the multi-level thresholding method for thermographic image segmentation using Differential Evolution (DE) with the Otsu’s between-class var...
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Reverse logistics (RL) refers to the backflow of used end products from customers to producers and manufacturers. The operations and management of RL is a challenging task involving various complicated processes and procedures, making it critical for industries like electronics and automotive, where products have harmful effects on the environment...
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Multiple instance boosting (MILBoost) is a framework which uses multiple instance learning (MIL) with boosting technique to solve the problems regarding weakly labeled inexact data. This paper proposes an enhanced multiple boosting framework—evolutionary MILBoost (EMILBoost) which utilizes differential evolution (DE) to optimize the combination of...
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In the pre-processing of the digital thermograms, multi-level thresholding plays a crucial role in the segmentation of thermographic images for better clinical decision support. This paper attempts to optimize the multi-level thresholding method for thermographic image segmentation using Differential Evolution (DE) with the Otsu’s between class var...
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Packaging plays an significant role in a product's saleability by providing a protective covering and increasing the product's face value. Depending on the type of product, packaging materials can range from glass to paper to tin to plastic in order to make the product appear appealing. However, at the hindsight, packaging materials pose severe env...
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While implementing Multiple Instance Learning (MIL) through Deep Neural Networks, the most important task is to design the bag-level pooling function that defines the instance-to-bag relationship and eventually determines the class label of a bag. In this article, Differential Evolutionary (DE) pooling—an MIL pooling function based on Differential...
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This paper provides an extensive review of the popular multi-objective optimization algorithm NSGA-II for selected combinatorial optimization problems viz. assignment problem, allocation problem, travelling salesman problem, vehicle routing problem, scheduling problem, and knapsack problem. It is identified that based on the manner in which NSGA-II...
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Digital watermarking has become an essential and important tool for copyright protection, authentication, and security of multimedia contents. It is the process of embedding a watermark in the multimedia content and its extraction. Block-based discrete cosine transform (DCT) is a widely used method in digital watermarking. This paper proposes a nov...
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The present study proposes a Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis (FDEA) approach for analyzing the performance of 8 selected paper mills of India. The proposed approach named FDEA considers the use of fuzzy weights in the objective function and makes use of alpha cut to decide the fuzzy interval. The efficiency of paper mills is evaluated based on 3 in...
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The present study proposes a Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis (FDEA) approach for analyzing the performance of 8 selected paper mills of India. The proposed approach named FDEA considers the use of fuzzy weights in the objective function and makes use of alpha cut to decide the fuzzy interval. The efficiency of paper mills is evaluated based on 3 in...
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The Indian Paper Industry (IPI) uses diverse fibers raw materials for pulp and papermaking process. The consumption of these fibers raw material depends upon the availability of the raw material, grade of the paper to be produced and the environmental factors. However, the quality of the paper produced entirely depends upon the quality of the pulp...
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Selection of a suitable fibrous raw material for the pulp and papermaking industries is a tedious process involving a lot of experimental procedures. This process can be reduced to some extent through computer-based simulation tools and treating the problem as a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. In the present study, selection of fibro...
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The role of a healthcare practitioner is to diagnose a disease and find an optimum means for suitable treatment. This has been the most challenging task over the years. The researchers have been developing intelligent tools for providing support in taking medical decision. The application of AI in different health scenario strengthen the mechanism...
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Weather describes the condition of our atmosphere during a specific period of time, and climate represents a composite of day to day weather over longer period of time. Climatology attempts to analyze and explain the impact of climate so that the society can plan accordingly. Climatology analysis is often done on radar images representing various c...
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The concept of efficiency is incorporated into different sectors of the society to evaluate and analyze the respective efficiencies of different units, departments, individuals or organizations. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is a methodology used for evaluating the performance of such units, but this requires crisp input and output data. However,...
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The Indian Paper Industry has shown an incessant increase in its annual growth rate of paper consumption and paper production from the past few years. This has led to increase in the paper demand, thus making India as one of the fastest growing paper industry globally. This growth is due to the increase in literacy rate and print media, increase in...
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An ensemble lossless watermarking scheme is proposed in the present study by integrating different concepts like redistributed invariant wavelet transform, discrete fractional Fourier transform, singular value decomposition (SVD) and visual cryptography within the framework of a single algorithm. The invariant wavelet transform helps to obtain the...
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Over the years the use of Social networking sites (SNSs) has grown tremendously. This popularity has led to the incessant need for marketers to concentrate advertising through these websites. The need of the hour is therefore to develop advertising strategies which are effective and efficient. With new SNS being launched each day, the important dec...
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This book focuses on soft computing and its applications to solve real-life problems occurring in different domains ranging from medical and health care, supply chain management and image processing to cryptanalysis. It presents the proceedings of International Conference on Soft Computing: Theories and Applications (SoCTA 2016), offering significa...
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This book focuses on soft computing and its applications to solve real-life problems occurring in different domains ranging from medical and health care, supply chain management and image processing to cryptanalysis. It presents the proceedings of International Conference on Soft Computing: Theories and Applications (SoCTA 2016), offering significa...
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For promoting products in a highly competitive market it is imperative for firms to develop appropriate promotions. Advertising is one of the major components of promotional mix which contributes in communicating the distinct product features to customers. Multiple media namely television, radio, mobile phones, newspaper, magazines, websites etc. a...
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In this study, we have introduced a hybrid version of artificial bee colony (ABC) and shuffled frog-leaping algorithm (SFLA). The hybrid version is a two-phase modification process. In the first phase to increase the global convergence, the initial population is produced using randomly generated and chaotic system, and then in the second phase to b...
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The ownership verification of digital images is possible by the help of image watermarking. Watermarking make the image secure towards unlawful use; but at the same time, it causes some information loss too. Medical and defense are few fields, where even a small change in data can be very problematic. So there is need of reliable and lossless water...
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The proposed study investigates the robust watermarking techniques and proposes an improved version of robust watermarking scheme. In order to ensure high value of robustness, capacity and imperceptibility of the proposed scheme, the watermark embedding is done in the IWT-transformed domain using the singular values of each band. Along with that, a...
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The stressful lifestyle of the present age is leading to several psychological and behavioral issues. Adolescents and young adults are perhaps the worst effected due to the demanding everyday life leading to depression, anxiety and related issues. To deal with such issues the present study recommends an easy and adaptable electronic platform for e-...
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Differential Evolution (DE) algorithm has came out as a robust, effective and well-organized computational technique for solving global optimization problems. However, similar to other evolutionary algorithms of the same genre, DE has some inherent drawbacks like slow/ premature convergence, stagnation of population etc. due to its probabilistic na...
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Image thresholding is definitely one of the most popular segmentation approaches for extracting objects from the background, or for discriminating objects from objects that have distinct gray-levels. It is typically simple and computationally efficient. It is based on the assumption that the objects can be distinguished by their gray levels.
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Shuffled frog-leaping algorithm (SFLA) is a kind of memetic algorithm. Randomicity and determinacy, the two keywords of SFLA ensures flexibility, robustness and exchange of information effectively in SFLA. In the basic structure of SFLA, the frogs are divided into memeplexes based on their fitness values where they forage for food. In this study th...
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Optimization forms the core of several industrial problems and demands suitable methods of solution for determining the best possible solution. However, it is often observed that the classical optimization algorithms available in literature may not be applicable in real life scenarios where the nature of the problems is quite complex. Under such ci...
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This paper estimates the performance assessment of 15 academic department of government PG College, Gopeshwar, Chamoli Uttarakhand (India) for the academic year 2011-2012. In Indian context efficiency of a government PG degree college of Uttarakhand state (India) is being measured for the first time to the best of authors knowledge. Using DEA model...
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This two-volume book gathers the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS 2016), offering a collection of research papers presented during the conference at Thapar University, Patiala, India. Providing a veritable treasure trove for scientists and researchers working in the field of soft compu...
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This two-volume book gathers the proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS 2016), offering a collection of research papers presented during the conference at Thapar University, Patiala, India. Providing a veritable treasure trove for scientists and researchers working in the field of soft compu...
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Watermarking is a process of secret information (watermark) insertion in the digital image, which later on helps in finding out the correct owner of that image. The insertion of watermark’s singular values into the host image provide a high value of capacity, robustness and imperceptibility but the scheme remain vulnerable towards false positive at...
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A multipurpose image watermarking scheme is proposed in the present work in order to provide tamper localization, self-recovery and ownership verification of the host image. For robust watermarking, gray scale watermark is utilized to provide generalization and wide applicability to proposed scheme. The host is first transformed into the wavelet do...
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This paper proposes a novel fragile watermarking approach for digital image tamper localization (TL) along with the self-recovery (SR) capability. The host image is first divided into blocks of size 4 × 4 and then, singular value decomposition is performed on each block. The trace of singular matrix is used to compute the TL bits for each block. Th...
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Differential evolution (DE) algorithm is come out as a leading tool for solving many real life optimization problems since last few years. Modified random localized DE (MRLDE) is an enhance variant of DE algorithm use strategically way for selecting vectors to generate mutation vector. In this paper MRLDE is applied to a real life application of re...
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Evolutionary algorithm is a field of great interest to many researchers around the world. New algorithms are developed based on biological processes that exist in nature. In addition, different variants of the existing algorithms are also created with researchers working to find the most optimal method. This paper initially introduces Differential...
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Genetic algorithms (GAs) are perhaps the oldest and most frequently used search techniques for dealing with complex and intricate real-life problems that are otherwise difficult to solve by the traditional methods. The present article provides an extensive literature review of the application of GA on supply chain management (SCM). SCM consists of...
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The present study focuses on embedding the Supply chain management concepts on to the education sector i.e. educational supply chain management. It is an important area of research as it helps in the management of one of the most important sector of a country, viz. the education sector. The objective here is to measure efficiency of 19 departments...
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The process of medical diagnosis, like many other fields, has to pass through various stages of uncertainty, especially in cases where the data is mostly available in linguistic format. Under such circumstances of vague data, application of fuzzy logic concepts can play an important role in extracting approximate information which in turn may help...
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Nature inspired technique is moderately a new research paradigm that offers novel stochastic search techniques for solving many complex optimization problems. These techniques mimic the social and natural behavior of vertebrates. The basic idea behind modeling of such techniques is to achieve near optimum solutions to the large scale and complex op...
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Modern times, highly competitive, global operating environment, sustainability plays a very vital role. Changing climatic conditions and environmental deterioration has multi dimensional impact on every sphere of life forms and life form driving processes. Public hold on corporations responsible for ecological misconduct in their supply chains gett...
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In any factory or industry the high level noise can be very harmful to the employees. As investigated by Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the high level noise not only causes physiological ailments in employees but also causes harmful environment in the neighborhood. Therefore it becomes essential to control the noise levels in any manuf...
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An approach for optimization of trading strategies (algorithms) based on indicators of financial markets and evolutionary computation is described. A new version of differential evolution algorithm for the search for optimal parameters of trading strategies for maximization of trading profit is used. The experimental results show that this approach...
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In this paper a new variant named IUDE of Differential Evolution (DE) algorithm is presented. IUDE proposed an information utilization selection operation for DE algorithm. In order to check the performance, IUDE is implemented on 3 real life optimization applications, taken from literature. These problems are large scale in nature. The results sho...
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Shuffled frog-leaping algorithm (SFLA) is comparatively a recent addition to the family of nontraditional population-based search methods that mimics the social and natural behavior of species (frogs). SFLA merges the advantages of particle swarm optimization (PSO) and genetic algorithm (GA). Though SFLA has been successfully applied to solve many...
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Watermarking is used to protect the copyrighted materials from being misused and help us to know the lawful ownership. The security of any watermarking scheme is always a prime concern for the developer. In this work, the robustness and security issue of IWT (integer wavelet transform) and SVD (singular value decomposition) based watermarking is ex...
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Digital image watermarking is one the powerful means to find out the unauthorized use of copyrighted images. It inserts secret information (watermark) into the host image that helps in finding the rightful ownership of image. SVD (singular value decomposition) based watermarking is known for providing high capacity, robustness an imperceptibility b...
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In the present study a simple and efficient approach is proposed to enhance the performance of Differential Evolution algorithm, while maintaining its basic structure, for solving continuous global optimization problems. The proposed variant named cooperative DE or CDE is based on utilizing all the individuals of the population. The proposed varian...
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Portfolio theories best describes the asset management. Several investment offers are available to a customer and the task is to select the most appropriate option to gain the maximum financial benefit. The investor requires a thorough comparative study to decide the best possible option where the return is maximum and the risk is minimum. Portfoli...
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Digital image watermarking is the process of concealing secret information in a digital image for protecting its rightful ownership. Most of the existing block based singular value decomposition (SVD) digital watermarking schemes are not robust to geometric distortions, such as rotation in an integer multiple of ninety degree and image flipping, wh...
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The process of medical diagnosis, like many other fields, has to pass through various stages of uncertainty, especially in cases where the data is mostly available in linguistic format. Under such circumstances of vague data, application of fuzzy logic concepts can play an important role in extracting approximate information which in turn may help...
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The present study proposed a robust and secure watermarking scheme to authenticate the digital images for ownership claim. The proposed watermarking scheme is making use of 2-level of DWT (Discrete wavelet transform) to provide high capacity of watermark embedding. The SVD (singular value decomposition) is performed on the host and watermark images...
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Automobile industries worldwide are unified in opinion, that successful management of sustainable supply chains is the most important driver to improve both their economic and ecological performances. The significance of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) is a critical corporate matter in the automobile industries that offers incredible pot...
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In this study, a modified selection operation is proposed for differential evaluation (DE) algorithm. The proposed selection strategy called information utilization (IU) strategy and the proposed DE variant called IUDE reuse redundant trial vectors embedded with single array selection strategy. The proposed selection strategy is implemented on DERL...
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In this paper, we have studied nonlinear optical properties like second harmonic generation of organic composite polymeric films. Composite films are prepared using organic host polymer polyethersulfone and organic guest material metanitroaniline. Films are poled by contact poling method to attain the desired noncentrosymmetry. Poled films are char...
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Portfolio optimization guides about the management of assets. Among several investment offers the task is to choose the plan so as to attain the maximum financial benefit. The investor requires a thorough comparative study to decide the best possible option where the return is maximum and the risk is minimum. Portfolio optimization can help in the...
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Differential Evolution (DE) has attained the reputation of a powerful optimization technique that can be used for solving a wide range of problems. In DE, mutation is the most important operator as it helps in generating a new solution vector. In this paper we propose an additional mutation strategy for DE. The suggested strategy is named DE/rand-b...
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In today‘s world, highly competitive global operating environment have much concerns as well as attention is focused in the direction of climatic changes and additional ecological concerns. These concerns are not only articulated by campaigners or researchers, but by the common man as well, which has directed to the ultimatum for corporations to ta...
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This two volume book is based on the research papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (SocProS 2015) and covers a variety of topics, including mathematical modelling, image processing, optimization methods, swarm intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, fuzzy logic, neural networks, forecasting, medi...
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Stochastic search algorithms that take their inspiration from nature are gaining a great attention of many researchers to solve high dimension and non – linear complex optimization problems for which traditional methods fails. Shuffled frog – leaping algorithm (SFLA) is recent addition to the family of stochastic search algorithms that take its ins...