Shailesh J. Mehta

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Commonly cited requirements for bridging the “science-practice divide” between practitioners and scientists include: political support, communication and experimentation. The Subtropical Thicket Restoration Programme was established in 2004 to catalyse investment in large-scale restoration of degraded subtropical thicket in the Eastern Cape, OPEN ACCESS(More)
Evaluation of a product or process involves simultaneous study of several product quality characteristics or responses. The ultimate goal of manufacturing process optimization is to determine the settings of the process variables such that the best combination of the responses is obtained. In case of multiple processing stages, determining optimal process(More)
A 15-month-old girl, born to the consanguineous parents, was referred with the sign of massive splenomegaly associated with thrombocytopenia and anemia. Plasma Chitotriosidase estimation was carried out as a screening test and was found to be normal with reduced activity of β-glucosidase in leucocytes suggestive of Gaucher disease. At the age of 4 years,(More)
Ant colony optimization (ACO) and its variants are applied extensively to resolve various continuous optimization problems. As per the various diversification and intensification schemes of ACO for continuous function optimization, researchers generally consider components of multidimensional state space to generate the new search point(s). However,(More)
In many real world industrial situations, quality of a product is considered to be a composite of a family of properties or multiple responses, which can often be interacting or correlated with one another, and nearly always measured in a variety of units. Optimal combination of properties rarely results from individual optimal condition of each response,(More)
Technology transfer from academic institutions to industry plays an important role in shaping industrial growth and improving the economy of a nation. Considerable research on technology transfer from academic institutions to industry in advanced countries is available. This paper aims to investigate on how Indian technical institutions manage technology(More)
The literature on the role of firm level innovation process mostly deals with the production of private goods as opposed to public goods. The innovation paradigms that are currently being encountered endow us with an opportunity to design a framework leading to a model of enabling firms to produce public goods. Public goods face two kinds of problems: one(More)