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SOCIALLY RELEVANT RESEARCH

1. STUDY OF THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF AIDS PATIENTS USING FUZZY MATHEMATICS: I began to work on this research grant from the TN govt. in Sept 2001. I currently employ two project associates, who have interviewed over 500 persons with HIV/AIDS within Chennai for our study. We have presented around 10 papers relating to the psychological analysis of the persons with HIV/AIDS. A brief and artistic powerpoint presentation on the work carried out so far (till 2002) is given here for a reader who might be curious to know how we analyse a complex topic like AIDS. Here is another slide-show on how we deal with women and AIDS. Also, I believe we are one of the first to use fuzzy theory to analyse the mental states of HIV/AIDS patients. As a mathematician, and in the broader sense as a scientist, I am extremely happy that I have been given the opportunity to work for these socially marginalized persons, and I whole-heartedly thank the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society, for providing me the financial support.

2. NEW ARQ PROTOCOLS USING CONCATENATED RD-CODES: I have also worked with the Indian Space Research Organization (Dr.Ramani, Deputy Director, ISRO HQ, Bangalore-94) in this sponsored project to study protocols using concatenated codes, with applications in satellite communication channels.

3. DYNAMIC ANALYSIS USING INTERVAL AND FUZZY FINITE ELEMENT METHODS: Presently I am working with the Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) on this project with Prof.Jadhav Pradeep Appaji and Dr.D.Datta of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai.

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