Ankit Anand

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—Cloud computing model separates usage from ownership in terms of control on resource provisioning. Resources in the cloud are projected as a service and are realized using various service models like IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. In IaaS model, end users get to use a VM whose capacity they can specify but not the placement on a specific host or with which other VMs(More)
An efficient, local image-based approach for extraction of intransient facial features and recognition of four facial expressions from 2D image sequences is presented. The algorithm uses edge projection analysis for feature extraction and creates a dynamic spatio-temporal representation of the face, followed by classification through a feed-forward net with(More)
—Realization of cloud computing has been possible due to availability of virtualization technologies on commodity platforms. Measuring resource usage on the virtualized servers is difficult because of the fact that the performance counters used for resource accounting are not virtualized. Hence, many of the prevalent virtualization technologies like Xen,(More)
This paper deals with design, build and test a online voting system that facilitates user (the person who is eligible for voting), candidate (Candidate are the users who are going to stand in elections for their respective party), Election Commission Officer (Election Commission Officer who will verify whether registered user and candidates are authentic or(More)
Many traditional AI algorithms fail to scale as the size of state space increases exponentially with the number of features. One way to reduce computation in such scenarios is to reduce the problem size by grouping symmetric states together and then running the algorithm on the reduced problem. The focus of this work is to exploit symmetry in problems of(More)
The Millennium Development Goals are now replaced by 17 sustainable development goals. The emphasis of old goals was on improving water, sanitation, and child mortality conditions in developing countries. The study explored the major question about the association between different household environment conditions with child survival and health in(More)
An important approach for efficient inference in probabilistic graphical models exploits symmetries among objects in the domain. Symmetric variables (states) are collapsed into meta-variables (meta-states) and inference algorithms are run over the lifted graphical model instead of the flat one. Our paper extends existing definitions of symmetry by(More)
BACKGROUND Mass gatherings including a large number of people makes the planning and management of the event a difficult task. Kumbh Mela is one such, internationally famous religious mass gathering. It creates the substantial challenge of creating a temporary city in which millions of people can stay for a defined period of time. The arrangements need to(More)
Monte-Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) algorithms such as UCT are an attractive online framework for solving planning under uncertainty problems modeled as a Markov Decision Process. However, MCTS search trees are constructed in flat state and action spaces, which can lead to poor policies for large problems. In a separate research thread, domain abstraction(More)