Associate Professor -Head

**Department :**
Mathematics

**Date of Joining :**01/07/2004

**URL :**
ajitmathsoft.wordpress.com

**Email Address :**
a.kumar[@]ictmumbai.edu.in

**Phone [Mobile] **
9969031202

**Office Extention :**
2681

Research Area :
• Optimization and Statistical
Techniques,
• Differential Geometry &
Analysis
• Mathematical Pedagogy,
• Use of Computer Aided Tools
and Mathematical Software in
Mathematics.
**Publications:
(peer reviewed) so far : 1**

**Conference
proceedings/papers : 6
Seminars /Lectures/
Or ations delivered : 30
Post graduate Thesis
supervision during
2012-13: 01
Highlights of
research work
done and its impart
(maximum two singlespaced
pages with
figures/diagrams etc.):**
My current area of interest is in the
fled of Optimization Techniques,
Statistical Techniques, Numerical
Method and Mathematical Pedagogy.
Although my doctoral thesis was in
the area of Differential Geometry, I
have not been able to work further
in this area due to the nature of
my current teaching assignments.
However, this has provided me
opportunity to developed newer
interests. I plan to continue to focus
these areas and get deeply involved.
I also have significant experiences
in using mathematical software and
programming languages which are
very important especially in these
areas of mathematics. I wish to explore
the water resources management
programmes where optimization
and statistical techniques such
as stochastic optimization, and
distribution free techniques etc.
can play a significance role. I believe
not much has been done in India in
this area and there is a lot of scope,
especially when the county is facing a
lot of challenges.
Mathematical software have potential
to facilitate an active approach
to learning, to allow students to
become involved in discovery and
to consolidate their own knowledge,
thus developing conceptual and
geometrical understanding and
a deeper approach to learning.
Emergence of such mathematical
tools and its ability to deal with most
of the undergraduate mathematics
cannot be ignored by mathematics
educators. While use of computer
technologies in many countries in
teaching and learning mathematics have made a significant impact
at all levels, use of such tools in
mathematics teaching at all levels is
in its infancy in India. So much so,
that many mathematics teachers are
not even aware of existence of such
tools. My aim is to create awareness
about innovative use of Mathematical
Software among mathematics
teachers across the country. I also
wish to create a pool of teachers
who can create innovative teaching
modules, constantly regular update
mathematics teachers knowledge
and work as catalyst. We can also
create an institution which can take
care teachers training programme at
all level and use of (Information and
communication Technology) ICT
will be in its forefront.
I have been involved with the
Mathematics Training and Talent
Search (MTTS) programme for last
several years in the various capacities.
I believe that this programme has
benefited a lot of students including
me and has made a significant impact
on mathematical science in India.

Degree/Diploma | Description | year | subject | |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | Ph.D. | 2002 | ||

2 | M.Sc. | 1997 | ||

3 | B.Sc. | 1995 |

Courses Taught : M.Sc.: Advanced Calculus, Optimization Techniques, Software Lab and Computer Applications U.G.: Applied Math IV

Paper Published1 | International Journal “Optimizing Generalized Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem Using Augmented Savings Algorithm”, with Barnali Saha and Kamlesh Sutar, Computational Intelligence in Data Mining, Springer, Volume 990, pp 527-54, 2019. AUG 2019 | |

2 | International Journal “Interdependence of Returns on Bombay Stock Exchange Indices”, with Prabhat G. Dwivedi, International Journal of Engineering Technology Science and Research, ISSN 2394 – 3386, Vol. 4, Issue 8, Aug. 2017 AUG 2017 | |

3 | “A Foundation Course in Mathematics” with S. Kumaresan and Bhaba Kumar Sarma, ISBN No. 978-81-8487-610-9, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. NOV 2017 | |

4 | International Journal "Optimizing Heterogeneous Fleet Vehicle Routing Problem", with Barnali Saha, International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, Vol 5, Issue No 08, ISSN-2319-8354, p. 542-551 (August 2016) AUG 2016 | |

5 | National Journal “Gender Classification Using Facial Image in R-Language” with Manasi Khanolkar, JMSG, Vol 2, Issue 2, Oct 16, ISBN No. 2454 8367, p. 106-113 NOV 2016 | |

6 | International Journal "Application of Progressive Discovery as a Teaching Aid Using MathDisk” with Sang-Gu Lee and Sharfudeen Ashraf, Electronic Journal of Mathematics and Technology, Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1933-2823, page 44-54 (2016). FEB 2016 | |

7 | National Conference Teaching Linear Algebra with Sage, presented during "31st Conference of Ramanujan Mathematical Society", National College, Tiruchilapalli during June 18-21, 2016. JUN 2016 | |

8 | International Conference Teaching Calculus with Sage presented in the “International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME)”, Hamburg, Germany held during July 24–31, 2016. JULY 2016 | |

9 | National Conference "OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE, ITS USE AND RELEVANCE TO SCHOOL EDUCATION" published in the proceeding of 7th Conference on Technology & Innovation in Mathematics Education held during 4th--7th December 2015 at VP College of Engineering Baramati. DEC 2015 | |

10 | An online book on "Linear Algebra with Sage" with Sang-Gu Lee and others, Nov, 2015, ISBN-978-89-24-03105-8, Kyobobook, S. Korea The book is available freely to download from http://matrix.skku.ac.kr/2015-Album/Big-Book-LinearAlgebra-Eng-2015.pdf. The printed version of the book on demand is also available. NOV 2015 | |

11 | "A Basic Course in Real Analysis” with S. Kumaresan, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, published in 2014, ISBN No. 97814822163712. JAN 2014 | |

12 | “Calculus using Sage with Sang-Gu Lee, SKKU, Korea and Robert Beezer, published by Kyungmoon Book, S. Korea, 2014, ISBN 978-89-6105-458-4 JAN 2014 | |

13 | A Chapter on “Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry in India AND Use of Technology in Mathematics Education in India” ICMI Study Series on “Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry”, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-002270-3, 2013, Chapter 22, p. 229-236. 2013 | |

14 | International Conference "Enhancing Student Comprehension of Mathematics with MathDisk" jointly with Mohamed Jafarali, proceeding of "The Second International Conference on Mathematics, and Technology in Mathematics Education, March 4-6, 2013, Phnom Penh, Cambodia MAR 2013 | |

15 | National Conference "SAGE: Software for Algebra Geometry and Experimentation", proceeding of National Seminar on Uses of Technology in Math Education, SSCE, Shimurali, WB, Sept. 11-12, 2012, p. 38-48. SEPT 2012 | |

16 | A chapter on “Laplace Transform” in Applied Mathematics II, Published by Mumbai University, Institute of Distance Education (p. 150-182) 2012 | |

17 | A chapter on “Inverse Laplace Transform” in Applied Mathematics II , Mumbai University, Institute of Distance Education (p. 183-197) 2012 | |

18 | A chapter on “Application of Laplace Transform” in Applied Mathematics II, Mumbai University, Institute of Distance Education (p. 199-207) 2012 | |

19 | A chapter on “Fourier Series” in Applied Mathematics II , Mumbai University, Institute of Distance Education (p. 211-233) 2012 | |

20 | A chapter on “Fourier Integral and Fourier Transform” in Applied Mathematics II, Mumbai University, Institute of Distance Education (p. 234-267) 2012 | |

21 | A chapter on “Plotting Graphs Using Derivatives” in Applied Mathematics I,Mumbai University, Institute of Distance Education (p. 120-145) 2011 | |

22 | International Conference "Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry in India AND Use of Technology in Mathematics Education in India", Proceeding of International conference on “Educational Interfaces Between Mathematics and Industry” (An ICMI-ICIAM International Study), Oct. 11-15, 2010 at Lisbon, Portugal, ISBN No. 10:1-933223-64-2 OCT 2010 | |

23 | International Conference Use of Mathematical Software for Teaching and Learning Mathematics,with S. Kumaresan, Proceedings of 11th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME), July, 6-13, 2008 at Monterrey, Mexico JULY 2008 | |

24 | National Conference "Use of Computer Algebra Systems in Mathematics Teaching", Proceeding of Technology and Innovation in Mathematics Education (TIME 2007), IITB, 2007, p. 69-76, ISBN No. 978-81905591-12-6 DEC 2007 | |

25 | International Journal “Classification of Surfaces Via Morse Theory”, Expositiones Mathematicae, 18,(2000, 037-074) with S. Kumaresan and Abhijit Champanerkar. 2000 |

1 | Award Prof. N. R. Kamath Book Author's Award 2015, ICT Mumbai. MAR 2015 |

From Date | To Date | Designation | Organization Name | |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 15/06/2002 | 31/07/2003 | Lecturer | St. Xavier's College, Mumbai |

2 | 01/08/2003 | 30/06/2004 | Assistant Professor | Mathematical Sciences Foundation Delhi |

3 | 01/07/2016 | Associate Professor | Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai | |

4 | 01/07/2004 | 30/06/2016 | Assistant Professor | Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai |

Description No | Membership No | Membership Information | |
---|---|---|---|

1 | Ramanujan Mathematical Society (RMS) | 926 | Life time member |

2 | Member of National Core Committee of MTTS Programme | More info at www.mtts.org.in | |

3 | Mathematics Consortium | Life Time Member |

Month | Year | Training attended Information | |
---|---|---|---|

1 | AUG | 2014 | International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2014)“, Aug 13-21, 2014, Seoul, South Korea. |

2 | DEC | 2014 | Pedagogical Training for Mathematics Teachers (PTMT), December 01 –13, 2014, Tripura University, Agartala |

3 | AUG | 2014 | “The 19th International Linear Algebra Society Conference (ILAS 2014)“, Aug. 6–9, 2014, Seoul, South Korea. |

4 | DEC | 2013 | “18th Asian Technological Conference on Mathematics”, December 7 to December 11, 2013, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India. |

5 | JUN | 2013 | “The Asian Mathematics Conference 2013 (AMC)”, June 30 to July 4, 2013, Busan, South Korea |

6 | DEC | 2012 | “17th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM 2012)”, December 16-20, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand. |

7 | JULY | 2012 | “12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME)”, held at Seoul, South Korea during July 8-15, 2012. I was part of the Indian delegation for giving national presentation on Mathematics Education in India. |

8 | OCT | 2010 | International conference on “Educational Interfaces Between Mathematics and Industry” (An ICMI-ICIAM International Study), Oct. 11-15, 2010 at Lisbon, Portugal. |

9 | AUG | 2010 | ICM 2010, Hyderabad, Aug. 19-27, 2010 and gave a short presentation on the MTTS programme in its Mathematics Education section. |

10 | JULY | 2008 | 11th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME), July 6-13, 2008 at Monterrey, Mexico. I was invited to deliver a Regular Lecture. |

11 | DEC | 2014 | "Pedagogical Training for Mathematics Teachers (PTMT) in Real Analysis", December 01 –13, 2014, Tripura University, Agartala |

12 | MAY | 2015 | CEP Course: Teaching Applied Mathematics to Post Graduate Students in Engineering, CDEEP, IIT Bombay, May 13–15, 2015. |

13 | NOV | 2015 | "Pedagogical Training for Mathematics Teachers (PTMT) in Linear Algebra", November 02 -07, 2015, ICT, Mumbai |

14 | DEC | 2015 | “Advanced Data Analysis in Management” under TEQIP-II at School of Management, IIT Delhi during December 14–18, 2015. |

15 | JUN | 2016 | 31st Conference of Ramanujam Mathematical Society (RMS) held at the National Collelge, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu during June 18-21, 2016. |

16 | JULY | 2016 | 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME) held at Hamburg, Germany during July 24--31, 2016. |

17 | OCT | 2017 | “Teacher Training Workshop on Research Based Pedagogical Tools”, Sacred Heart College, Kochi, Kerala; 11-14 October, 2017, organized by IISER Pune in collaboration with British Council. |

18 | NOV | 2017 | “Faculty Induction Programme”, organized by the National Programme Implementation Unit (NPIU) in collaboration with the College of Engineering Pune during Nov 27– December 02, at COEP, Pune. |

19 | JAN | 2018 | Attended a National Seminar on “Symbiotic Correlation of Mathematics and Information Technology Pan-Industry on January 2018 at the Shailendra Education Society’s Arts, Commerce and Science College, Mumbai. |

20 | JAN | 2019 | Inaugural conference on “Mathematics Teacher Association” during January 03–05, 2019 at the Homi Bhaba Centre Science and Education, Mumbai. |

21 | FEB | 2019 | AICTE workshop on “Examination Reforms” on February 01, 2019 at COEP Pune |

22 | FEB | 2019 | “Professional Development Training Programme” at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur during February 11–15, 2019. |

23 | FEB | 2019 | National conference on “Equity: Achievements and Challenges in India” during February 15-16, 2019 at the college of Engineering Pune. The conference was organized by NPIU in collaboration with DTE. |

24 | MAY | 2019 | National Workshop on “Strategic Quality Initiatives in Technical Education” during 09-13 May 2019 at Lakshadweep. |

25 | AUG | 2019 | Workshop on “Decoding Cyber Security Crimes” at ICT Mumbai during Aug. 19-21, 2019. |

Month | Year | Training Conductted Information | |
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1 | AUG | 2014 | Organized a “contributory mini-Symposium on Teaching Linear Algebra” at the 19th ILAS 2014 conference, Seoul, S. Korea held during Aug. 6–9, 2014. |

2 | JAN | 2014 | Organized a national conference on “Educational Interfaces Between Mathematics and Industry” at ICT, Mumbai, during January 23–24, 2014. I was convener of the LOC, member of APC and one of the panelists on “Role of Technology in Mathematics”. |

3 | DEC | 2013 | Conducted as a coordinator a UGC refresher course in Applied Mathematics and Statistics with theme: Role of Applied Mathematics and Statistics in Technological Advancement during November 20, 2013 to December 10, 2013 |

4 | DEC | 2013 | Conducted a workshop on “MathDisk” during an international conference, the 18th Asian Technological Conference in Mathematics (ATCM) held during December 7–10, 2013, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India |

5 | DEC | 2012 | Conducted a workshop on “MathDisk” during an international conference, the 17th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM 2012) during December 16-20, 2012 at the Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand |

6 | FEB | 2011 | Workshop on Math Modeling and use of free Math Software at the Department of Mathematics, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, February 26-27, 2011 |

7 | DEC | 2011 | Western Region conference on “National Initiative in Mathematics Education” at the IISER, Pune during 26-28 December 2011 |

8 | AUG | 2011 | Mathematics Education–Trends and Challenges at the University of Hyderabad, August 19–21, 2011 |

9 | MAY | 2011 | MTTS main camp as a local coordinator in 2006, 2007 and 2011 at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. |

10 | MAY | 2007 | MTTS main camp as a local coordinator in 2006, 2007 and 2011 at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. |

11 | MAY | 2006 | MTTS main camp as a local coordinator in 2006, 2007 and 2011 at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. |

12 | NOV | 2015 | Organised "Pedagogical Training for Mathematics Teachers (PTMT) in Linear Algebra", November 02 -07, 2015, ICT, Mumbai |

13 | FEB | 2016 | “3rd National Workshop on Statistical Methods and R Programming-2016” jointly organized by AERU, ISI, Kolkata and Dept. of Mathematics, ICT Mumbai during February 10-15, 2016. |

14 | NOV | 2015 | “Pedagogical Training Programme for Mathematics Teachers (PTMT)” during November 02-07, 2015 at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. |

15 | APRIL | 2016 | Organized as the academic coordinator, the "mini-MTTS Programme" at the Ramnarain Ruia College Mumbai, during April 11-16, 2016. |

16 | AUG | 2016 | Workshop on "Statistical Data Analysis using R" during August 13-14, 2016 at ICT Mumbai |

17 | SEPT | 2016 | Organized a workshop on “Computational Mathematics with Sage” during September 23-24, 2016 at ICT Mumbai. |

18 | SEPT | 2016 | Organized a 2nd workshop on “Statistical Data Analysis using R” during September 16-17, 2016 at ICT Mumbai. |

19 | OCT | 2016 | Organized a workshop on “Pedagogical Training using ICT Tools” during Oct. 08-09, 2016 at ICT Mumbai. |

20 | FEB | 2017 | Organized a two day workshop on "Data analysis with Python" during Feb.06-07, 2017. The programme was funded by TEQIP |

21 | MAR | 2017 | Organized a two days workshop on "Machine Learning with Python" durng March 08-09, 2017 at ICT Mumbai. The programme was funded by TEQIP. |

22 | MAR | 2017 | Organized a series of lectures/workshop on "Lean Six Sigma" during March 14-15, 2017 under the aegis of TEQIP. |

23 | APRIL | 2017 | Organized as an academic coordinator ,“mini-MTTS Programme” held at the Ramnarain Ruia College Mumbai, during April 10–15, 2017 |

24 | MAY | 2017 | Organized as Academic Coordinator, the Silver Jubilee Celebration of Mathematics Training and Talent Search Programme, held at the Regional Institute of Education, Mysure, May 19-20, 2017. |

25 | JAN | 2018 | Hands on training programme on “MATLAB” on January 23, 2018 at ICT Mumbai. |

26 | FEB | 2018 | Workshop on “Python Programming Language” during February 21-24, 2018 organized jointly with NES Ratnam College, Mumbai. |

27 | NOV | 2018 | Organized as an academic coordinator ,“mini-MTTS Programme” held at the Bhaskaracharya Pratisthana, Pune during Nov. 23–28, 2018. |

28 | NOV | 2018 | Organized as an academic coordinator ,“mini-MTTS Programme” held at the NES Ratnam College Mumbai, during Nov. 26, 2018 to December 01, 2018. |

29 | DEC | 2018 | Workshop on “Deep Learning with Python” during December 17-19, 2018 at ICT Mumbai under TEQIP-III. |

30 | JUN | 2019 | Workshop on “3D Simplifid Mathematics with Excel” in jointly with NES Ratnam College Mumbai and Dass Scientific Research Labs Pvt Ltd, Ahemedabad during June 24-26, 2019. |

31 | AUG | 2019 | Organized as a convenor, a workshop on “Cyber Security” at ICT Mumbai during Aug 19-21, 2019. |

32 | AUG | 2019 | Organized as a convenor, a workshop on “Cyber Security” at ICT Mumbai during Aug 19-21, 2019. |

33 | DEC | 2019 | Organized as an academic coordinator, a mini-MTTS programme at IIT Bhilai, Raipur during December 16-21, 2019 |

34 | NOV | 2019 | Organized as an academic coordinator 'mini-MTTS Programme" at the B. K. Birla College, Kalyan, Mumbai during Nov. 04-09, 2019 |

- "Group Theory -- An Expedition with SageMath" with Vikas Bist to be published by Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi.
- "A Foundation Course in Mathematics" with S. Kumaresan and Bhaba Kumar Sarma, ISBN No. 978-81-8487-610-9, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi.

**Online book on "Linear Algebra with Sage" with Sang-Gu Lee and others.**Printer version (on demand) of this book is also available, ISBN-978-89-24-03105-8, by Kyobobook.