Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Dr Ketan V Kotecha

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Designation : Provost 
Total Exp : 21 Years
Educational Qualification : Ph.D
Research Area :
Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Deep learning    Citation index: 397, H‐index: 12 , i-10 index: 16

Dr Ketan Kotecha is a passionate educationalist and believes in becoming the catalyst to bring the change we want to see. Founding Provost (Vice Chancellor) of the University, he has Doctorate from IIT Bombay- one of the most prestigious of all IITs. Dr Kotecha has rare ability of achieving the balance between the academics, administration and research. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Computer Algorithms & Machine Learning, and Higher Order Thinking skills, Critical Thinking and Ethics and Value. He has more than 100 papers published /presented in international conferences around the world, to his credit and 3 patents filling. HE has guided no. of students on diverse field of Computer Engineering and especially in Machine Learning.

Dr Kotecha was Director – Academic Development and Research Cell, Nirma University, Ahmedabad and also Dean and Director, Institute of Technology, Nirma University. Dr.Kotecha is Governing Council Member of the USA based Global Engineering Dean’s Council – India Chapter and is also a member of national Advisory Council for Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Engineering and Management Curriculum Restructuring Task Force, Member of Governing Council of various Universities and member of Academic Council at few Universities. He has also worked as a Member in the Technical Advisory Committee of BRTS, Ahmedabad and is also member of Metro–Link Express For Gandhinagar. Dr Kotecha is also an independent director of Gujarat Informatics by Government of Gujarat.

A voracious reader, he loves travelling and is also invited in various countries like USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong,S. Africa and Argentina. Dr Kotecha is pioneer in Education Technology, and has bought drastic curriculum reforms and innovative teaching-learning practices to the university.

Contact Information
Office Phone(02668)260 355
Email[email protected]
Membership
ISTE, IE, IEEE, CSI 
Specialization
Specialization AreasEducation Technology, Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Higher order thinking  skills, Students Engagement, Institution Building 

International Journal Papers

[1] P S V Nataraj and K Kotecha. An algorithm for global optimization using the Taylor Bernstein form as an inclusion function. Journal of Global Optimization,(Kluwer Academic Publishers ) 24(4):417–436, December 2002.

[2] P S V Nataraj and K Kotecha. Construction of linear time-invariant equivalent plants for nonlinear continuous-time sampled data systems. Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd ) 13(7) :657–673, April 2003. Impact Factor: 2.652 as on 2013.

[3] P S V Nataraj and K Kotecha. Higher order convergence for multidimensional functions with a new Taylor Bernstein form as inclusion function. Journal of Reliable Computing, (Springer Netherlands) 9(3): 185– 203, June 2003.

[4] P S V Nataraj and K Kotecha. Global optimization – with higher order inclusion function forms – part 1: A combined Taylor Bernstein form. Journal of Reliable Computing,( Springer Netherlands) 10(1):27–44, February 2004.

[5] P S V Nataraj and K Kotecha. An improved interval global optimization algorithm using higher order inclusion function forms. Journal of Global Optimization. (Kluwer Academic Publishers) 32(1): 35-63, May 2005.

[6] Apurva Shah, K Kotecha and Dipti Shah. Dynamic Scheduling for Real-Time Distributed System using ACO. International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics (IJICC), pp: 279-292, Vol.3 (2), 2010

[7] Apurva Shah and K Kotecha. R_EDF: A Dynamic Scheduling Algorithm for Real-Time Distributed Systems. International Journal of Hybrid Computing Research (IJHCR), pp: 23-27, Vol. 2 (1), 2009

[8] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha, H.H.Wandra “Role Of Wireless Technology for Mobile Augmented Reality Systems”, International Journal of Computer Applications in Engineering, Technology and Sciences (IJ-CA-ETS)ISBN : 0974-3596, October ’08-March’09, Page 214.

[9] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha, S B Bhatt “Mobile Augmented Reality system application Analysis of MIMO based WiMAX simulation for NextGen Wireless Communication”, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and applications Engineering technology and sciences, April 2010, ISSN : 0974 3596

[10] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha, M. R. Khandhedia “Performance Analysis of mobile WiMAX Network using Qualnet Simulator” International journal of Emerging Technologies and applications Engineering technology and sciences, April 2010, ISSN: 0974 3596.

[11] Gaurang Raval, K Kotecha, Multi Resolution Feature based Active Handwritten Character Recognition, International Journal of Computer Science, Systems Engineering and Information Technology Vol.3 No.1 (June 2010)

[12] A M Shah and K Kotecha, ACO based dynamic scheduling algorithm for real-time multiprocessor systems. International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC), IGI Global, Volume 3, Issue 3

[13] Prof.Priyanka Sharma, Prof.Yakuta Karkhanawala, Dr.K Kotecha, Bandwidth constrained routing of multimedia traffic over Hybrid MANETs using Ant Colony Optimization. IJMLC, August 2011 Vol.1, No.3

[14] Prof Priyanka Sharma, K Kotecha, Optimization and stagnation avoidance of ACO based routing of Multimedia traffic in Hybrid MANET. International Journal of Computer Science and Technology Vol.2 Issue.2 June, 2011.

[15] Sumitra Menaria, Prof Sharada Valiveti and K Kotecha. Comparative study of Distributed Intrusion Detection in Ad-hoc Networks. International Journal of Computer Applications 8(9):11–16, October 2010. Published By Foundation of Computer Science.

[16] Nagaria Anjana, Sharada Valiveti, Sanjay Garg, K Kotecha. Topology Management in Ad-hoc Network, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA) November 2010 Edition. 56(2):25-31

[17] Ankit Thakkar and K Kotecha. Bio-inspired based optimized algorithm for Cluster Head election using RSSI and LQI, International Journal of Computer Science Research and Application (IJCSRA), November 2011, ISSN:2012-9572(Online), ISSN:2012-9564(Print)

[18] Patel, Sanjay and Ketan Kotecha (2013). “Incremental Frequent Pattern Min- ing using Graph based approach”. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY 4.2, pp. 731–736 ISSN: 2277-3061, Impact Factor 1.532

[19] Patel, Sanjay and K Kotecha. “Frequent Pattern Mining Using Graph Based Approach”. In: International Journal of Computer Science Research and Application Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2011, pp 12-18, ISSN : 2012-9564 (Print), 2012-9572 (Online)

[20] Sharma Priyanka and K Kotecha (2013). “Parallelized ACO based Routing for Stagnation Mitigation and Avoidance of Multimedia Traffic Over MANETs”. In: International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation (IJAEC) 4.1, pp. 39–55.

[21] Ankit Thakkar and K Kotecha. WCVALEACH: Weight and Coverage based energy efficient Advanced LEACH algorithm. Computer Science & Engineering : An International Journal (CSEIJ), January 2013, ISSN:2231-329X (Online), ISSN:2231-3583 (Print), DOI : 10.5121/cseij.2012.2605

[22] Ankit Thakkar and K Kotecha. A new Enhanced LEACH routing protocol for Wireless Sensor Network based on Gaussian distribution of random numbers. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), December 2013, ISSN:0976-6472 (Online), ISSN:0976-6464 (Print)

[23] Ankit Thakkar and K Kotecha. S-LEACH: A Sequential Selection Approach to elect Cluster Heads for LEACH protocol. International Journal of Electronics and Communication & Engineering & Technology (IJECET), January 2014, ISSN:0976-6499 (Online), ISSN:0976-6480 (Print)

[24] Ankit Thakkar and K Kotecha. Cluster Head Election for Energy and Delay Constraint Applications of Wireless Sensor Network. IEEE Sensor Journal, August 2014, ISSN:1530-437X, , DOI : 10.1109/JSEN.2014.2312549, Vol.14, Issue 8. Impact Factor : 2.62

[25] Priyank Thakkar and K Kotecha. Predicting Stock and Stock Price Index Movement using Trend Deterministic Data Preparation Layer – In Journal Expert system with Applications, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.eswa.2014.07.040, Vol. 42 Issue 1, Pages 259-268, Impact Factor 2.981

[26] Priyank Thakkar and K Kotecha. Predicting Stock Market Index using Fusion of Machine Learning Techniques Expert Systems With Applications – In Journal Expert system with Applications, Elsevier, DOI 10.1016/j.eswa.2014.10.031, Impact Factor 2.981

International Conference Papers

[1] P S V Nataraj and K Kotecha. Robust feedback synthesis for NARMAX models using generalized describing functions. In International Conference on QFT and Frequency Domain methods, Spain, August 2001.

[2] P S V Nataraj and K Kotecha. Improved robust feedback synthesis for NIDE models. In IETE International Conference on Quality, Reliability, and Control, Mumbai, December 2001.

[3] P S V Nataraj and K Kotecha. A new super-convergent inclusion function form and its use in global optimization. In Validated Computing 2002 – A SIAM conference, Canada, May 2002.

[4] K Kotecha and U Kakkad. A new algorithm for load balancing in a web server. In International conference ICMD 2002, Mumbai, September 2002.

[5] K Kotecha and U Kakkad. A prototype for content aware load balancing in cluster-based web servers for dynamic documents. In International Conference ITPC-2003, Nepal, May 2003.

[6] K Kotecha and Nilesh Gambhava. A hybrid genetic algorithm for minimum vertex cover problem. In 1st Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pages 904-913, Hyderabad, December 2003, IICAI.

[7] Gambhava, Nilesh and Gopi Sanghani (2003a). “Travelling Salesman Problem using Genetic Algorithm”. In: (2003b). “University Examination Timetabling using Genetic Algorithm”. In: Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence.

[8] K Kotecha, Gopi Sanghani, and Nilesh Gambhava. Genetic Algorithm for Airline Crew Scheduling Problem using Cost-based Uniform Crossover. Asian Applied Computing Conference 2004, Nepal, October 2004, Springer Verlag.

[9] K Kotecha and S Dhummad. Comparative Study of Simulated Annealing and Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms on Solution of TSP. In proc. of World Congress of Engineers – WCE, London, July 2007.

[10] K Kotecha and S Dhummad. ISTAR Ant Colony System – A New Approach of Solution of TSP based on Ant Colony System Algorithm. In proc. of International Multi-conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, Hong-Kong, March 2007.

[11] K Kotecha and Sonal Popat. Multi objective Genetic Algorithm based Adaptive QoS routing in MANET. In proc. of IEEE congress on Evolutionary Computation ( CEC), Singapore, September 2007.

[12] Kotecha, K and A Shah (2008). “ACO based dynamic scheduling algorithm for real time operating system”. In: sent to AIPR-08, Florida.

[13] K Kotecha and Apurva Shah. Adaptive Scheduling Algorithm for Real-Time Operating System. In Proceedings of 2008 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2008), HongKong, pp. 2109-2112, June 2008

[14] K Kotecha and Apurva Shah. Efficient Dynamic Scheduling Algorithms for Real-Time Multiprocessor Systems. In Proceedings of International conference on High-Performance Computing, Networking and Communication Systems (HPCNCS08), USA, pp. 21-25, July 2008

[15] Apurva Shah and K Kotecha. Adaptive Scheduling Algorithm for Real-Time Multiprocessor Systems. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Advance Computing, INDIA, pp. 35-39, Mar ’09

[16] Apurva Shah and K Kotecha. D_O_EDF: An Efficient Dynamic Scheduling Algorithm for Real-Time Distributed Systems. In Proceedings of International conference on High-Performance Computing, Networking and Communication Systems (HPCNCS09), USA, pp. 9-14, July 2009

[17] Apurva Shah and K Kotecha. Efficient Dynamic Scheduling Algorithms for Real-Time Distributed System. In Proceedings of International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing, India, Oct 2010

[18] Apurva Shah and K Kotecha. Dynamic Scheduling Algorithm for Real-Time Operating System using ACO. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computing Intelligence and Communication Networks, India, Nov 2010

[19] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha, H.B.Bhadka Role of Wireless Technologies for Mobile Augmented Reality and its Application In proceedings of International Conference on Communications, Computers and Instrumentation, Mumbai January 2009.

[20] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha Performance Evaluation of UMTS using Qualnet for Multimedia application International conference on IT and Management, Jagdhri (Haryana) May 2010.

[21] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha, Mitul R. Khandhedia Various effect of modulation schemes on Wi-Fi Network using Qualnet Simulator The 2010 IEEE International conference on Education ,technology and Computer, Shanghai, China, June,2010.

[22] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha, K P Makhecha Various Aspects of Different Wireless Communication Technologies For Mobile Augmented Reality Systems Application (Live streaming), International conference on Communication and Media I-COME, Malaysia, 18-29 June,2010.

[23] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha “Development and Implementation of Mobile Augmented Reality Systems Application (Live streaming through Mobile)”

[24] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha, N.N.Shah “ Implementation and Comparative Analysis Of Image Compression Algorithms (Mobile Augmentation) RLE , LZW and Hybrid RLELZW on Mobile Platform”

[25] K.H.Wandra, K Kotecha, N.N.Shah “Implementation Of Hybrid RLELZW: A New Image Compression Approach In Mobile Platform”

[26] Gaurang Raval, K Kotecha, Multi Resolution Feature based Active Handwritten Character Recognition, International Conference -Trends and Advances in Computation and Engineering, BUIT, Bhopal, 25-26 February 2010.

[27] Priyanka Sharma, K Kotecha – Paper publications at International Conference (CCN10 under MULTICONF 10, Orlando, USA) Parallelization of Clustered Ant Colonies for Effective QoS based Routing of IP based Multimedia Traffic

[28] Priyanka Sharma, Yakuta Karkhanawala, K Kotecha, QoS based Multimedia Routing in Adhoc Network using Ant Colony Optimization. IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing (ICMLC 2011), Singapore, February 2011

[29] Sumitra Menaria, Sharada Valiveti and Dr K Kotecha Attack Generating & its Implication on AdHoc Networks. International Conference on Networks and Computer Communications (ETNCC2011) April 22-24, 2011 Udaipur (Rajasthan) India. Also to appear on IEEExplore.

[30] Sheetal Mehta, Priyanka Sharma, K Kotecha, A Review of Stagnation Mitigation and Avoidance Techniques in ACO based Routing Algorithm for MANETs. IEEE ICCSIT 2011 China, June 2011

[31] Priyanka Sharma, Purvi Kansara, K Kotecha, Optimization of Real Time Scheduling using Ant Colony in Multimedia Systems. IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Computing (ICMLC 2011), Singapore, February 2011.

[32] Purvi Tandel, Sharada Valiveti and K Kotecha. Non-repudiation in Ad Hoc Networks. In Proceedings of MANET 2010, Korea, December 2010

[33] Pimal Khanpara, Sharada Valiveti and K Kotecha. Routing in Ad Hoc Networks using Ant Colony Optimization. In Proceedings of MANET 2010, Korea, December 2010

[34] Mikita Talati, Sharada Valiveti and K Kotecha. Trust based routing in Ad Hoc Networks. In Proceedings of MANET 2010, Korea, December 2010

[35] Sheetal Metha, Priyanka Sharma and K Kotecha. A survey on various cluster head election algorithms for MANET, International Conference on Current Trends in Technology, NUiCONE, December 2011, 10.1109/NUiConE.2011.6153248

[36] Ankit Thakkar and K Kotecha, WALEACH: Weight based Advanced energy efficient LEACH Algorithm. In 4th International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiMo-2012), October 2012.

National Conference Papers

[1] K  Kotecha  and  Nilesh  Gambhava.  Solving  precedence  constraint  travelling  salesman problem  using  genetic algorithm.  In  National  Conference  on  Software  Agents  and Embedded Systems, Coimbatore, July 2003.

[2] K  Kotecha  and  M  Parikh.  Attribute  Incremental  Induction  of Decision Trees.In National Workshop on Artificial Intelligence, Mumbai, July 2006.

Books

[1] K Kotecha et al.Introduction to Computers. Gujarat Rajya Pathya Pushtak Mandal, 2003.

[2] Priyanka  Sharma,  Siddarth  Khasgiwala  and  K  Kotecha,  Book  Publication  Under International  Publisher,  Book  Title: Enhanced  Routing  in  Wireless  Network  using  Ant Colony  Optimization  Algorithm  Publication:  Lambert  Academic  Publishing  House,  ISBN: 978‐3‐8383‐9895‐2

Book Chapter

[1] Ankit  Thakkar  and  K  Kotecha,  Alive  Node  based  improved  Low  Energy  Adaptive  Clustering Hierarchy  for  Wireless  Sensor  Networks.  Advanced  Computing,  Networking  and  Informatics Volume  2,  pp  51‐58,  DOI,  10.1007/978‐3‐319‐07350‐7_6,  ISBN  978‐3‐319‐07349‐1,  Publisher Springer International Publishing

Articles in popular magazines

[1] K  Kotecha.  Teaching  to  innovate,  innovate  to  teach. In  Nirma  University  Newsletter. Ahmedabad, June 2012.

[2] K Kotecha and Richa Mishra. Catalyzing the Education Revolution  through ICT based 24X7 Engagements of Students. In CSI Communications ‐Knowledge Digest for IT Community, Mumbai, March 2013. ISSN 0970‐647X

[3] K  Kotecha and  Richa  Mishra. Where  are  the  thinkers?  In  University  News  –  All India University Association Publication, New Delhi, March2014. ISSN 0566‐2257

[4] K  Kotecha  and  Richa  Mishra. Bringing  Back  the  Spirit  of  Education  Back  through Outcome  Based  Education.  In  Nirma  University  Newsletter,  Ahmedabad,  December 2013.

[5] K  Kotecha  and  Richa  Mishra.  Challenges  encountered  by  21st  century  teachers  –  DNA ‐ 9th October 2014

Fund Type Agency Start Date Duration Investigators
Research Grant NVIDIA (USA) 04/05/2016 1 Year Dr.Ketan Kotecha, Dr.Sharnil Pandya and Prof. Amit Chauhan
Research Grant GUJCOST 12/04/2016 2 Years Dr.Narayan Joshi, Dr.Ketan Kotecha, Dr.Sharnil Pandya

[1] A Novel unsupervised video surveillance system. 3552/MUM/2014.Published.

[2] Remotely operable systems using gestures or voice commands. 552/MUM/2015. Filed.

[3] Intelligent Cloud Anti-theft System. 1564/MUM/2015. Filed.