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Interview with Anup Sable: KPIT Cummins/Bharat Forge develop hybrid car technology in Pune

Ever since Toyota introduced the Prius in the 1990s, hybrid vehicles have become an exciting new development area in the Auto Industry. With ever increasing fuel prices and environment concerns, hybrid technology will increasingly play an important role in the automobile of the 21st century. Hybrid vehicles use a combination of power from an internal […]

Research Institutions in Pune

Pune is well-known in India and internationally for being a hub of education and research. It has a wide range of academic & research institutions spanning various domains in science, technology, medicine, agriculture, arts, humanities, law, finance, etc. This blog article is an attempt to list out these various institutions.

Pune – A Global Leader In Green/Alternative Energy R&D – List Of Key Players

(This article was posted by Amit Paranjape on his blog, and is reproduced here with permission.) Call it by whatever name: Green Energy /Sustainable Solutions /Cleantech /Alternative Energy /etc. The quest for environment friendly, cheap and renewable energy is probably the most important technology problems of the 21st century. Various options are being under development for […]

Introducing http://PuneChips.com: The PuneTech SIG on Semiconductors, EDA, VLSI, Embedded Systems

Over the past 2 years, PuneTech has covered a breadth of technology related topics, with a concentration on Information Technology & Software. The strategic goal is to cover multiple technology segments and discuss innovative & exciting developments in these areas; specifically in Pune’s context. It was with this objective that the concept of ‘SIG’ (Special […]

optimization: a technical overview

This article is a technical overview of optimization algorithms, as they apply to real life problems, by Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanyan, a guru in the field. This is the fourth of a series of articles on the use of optimization in real life scenarios, and gives a quick overview of the different major approaches, and how to choose the right approach.

Optimization and Organizational Readiness for Change

Before implementing an optimization project, it is very important to ensure that the organization in which the change is implemented is receptive to the change. In the third article of PuneTech’s series on optimization, Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanyan takes us through the steps needed to ensure that an organization, like the receiver of an organ donation, is ready to accept the change.

Architecture of a decision-support system

Application of optimization in real life situations is often defeated by “real-life” issues that have nothing to do with the optimization algorithm, and more to do with how well (or how badly) the model being optimized fits reality. This is the second in the series of articles on optimization by “real life optimization guru” Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanian. In the first article, he presented a case study and this article analyzes how a layered architecture to tackling this problem would have surfaced the problems much earlier and many of the surprises that caused them to swing wildly between jubilation and depression would have been avoided.

Optimization: A case study

An overview of the dark art of optimization by Dr. Narayan Venkatasubramanyan, an optimization guru, and one of the original pioneers of applying optimization to Supply Chain Management. Intended for a technically savvy audience who might not be aware of the application of optimization in real world situations.

Pune’s Tech Mahindra wins Satyam bid

According to news reports today, Pune based Tech Mahindra has won the Satyam bid. Here is the coverage in The Economic Times “Tech Mahindra wins bid for Satyam Computers” Image via Wikipedia The other rivals in the race were L&T InfoTech and the American billionaire Wilbur Ross. This news is already being covered in great […]

How To Effectively Use Linkedin For Professional Networking: 30 DOs and DON’Ts

Once in a while a technology feature/product really appeals to you, and you have that ‘Aha! Experience’. “Why didn’t I think of this before? This makes perfect sense!”  I felt the same way when I first signed up on Linkedin in 2004. Linkedin was a fairly small, unknown networking portal back then. It surely has […]