Amit Anil Nanavati

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Social Network Analysis has emerged as a key paradigm in modern sociology, technology, and information sciences. The paradigm stems from the view that the attributes of an individual in a network are less important than their ties (relationships) with other individuals in the network. Exploring the nature and strength of these ties can help understand the(More)
With ever growing competition in telecommunications markets, operators have to increasingly rely on business intelligence to offer the right incentives to their customers. Toward this end, existing approaches have almost solely focussed on the individual behaviour of customers. Call graphs, that is, graphs induced by people calling each other, can allow(More)
With the ever-growing competition in telecommunications markets, operators have to increasingly rely on business intelligence to offer the right incentives to their customers. Existing approaches for telecom business intelligence have almost solely focused on the individual behavior of customers. In this paper, we use the call detail records of a mobile(More)
In this paper we present a study comparing speech and dialed input voice user interfaces for farmers in Gujarat, India. We ran a controlled, between-subjects experiment with 45 participants. We found that the task completion rates were significantly higher with dialed input, particularly for subjects under age 30 and those with less than an eighth grade(More)
This paper introduces <i>generalised disjunctive association rules</i> such as "People who buy bread also buy butter jam", and "People who buy <b>either</b> raincoats <b>or</b> umbrellas also buy flashlights". A <i>generalised disjunctive association rule</i> allows the disjunction of conjuncts, "People who buy jackets also buy bow ties <b>or</b> neckties(More)
In developing regions, literacy levels and Internet penetration is considerably low, but phone penetration is high and is growing rapidly. In such a setting, the World Wide Telecom Web (WWTW), commonly known as the Spoken Web, provides a compelling alternative to the World Wide Web, since it relies on audio interaction over the phone. WWTW consists of(More)
The World Wide Web (WWW) enabled quick and easy information dissemination and brought about fundamental changes to various aspects of our lives. However, a very large number of people, mostly in developing regions, are still untouched by this revolution. Compared to PCs, the primary access mechanism to WWW, mobile phones have made a phenomenal penetration(More)
Mitochondrial cytochrome P450 27A1 (P450 27A1) catalyzes 27-hydroxylation of cholesterol, the first step in the alternative bile acid biosynthetic pathway. Although several crystal structures of P450s are known, no structural information is available for the mammalian, membrane-bound enzymes involved in the removal of cholesterol from the body. We prepared(More)
83% of the world population does not have access to Internet. Therefore there is a need for a simple and affordable interaction technology that can enable easy content creation and dissemination for this population. In this paper, we present the design, development and usage pattern of a VoiKiosk system that provides a voice-based kiosk solution for people(More)
Various sectors in developing countries are typically dominated by the presence of a large number of small and micro-businesses that operate in an informal, unorganized manner. Many of these are single person run micro-businesses and cannot afford to buy and maintain their own IT infrastructure. For others, easy availability of cheap labour provides a(More)