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Monday, January 31, 2011

May also apply to Indian health care


Heritage Health Prize:
Better health through analytics

More than 71 Million individuals in the United States are admitted to
hospitals each year, according to the latest survey from the American
Hospital Association. Studies have concluded that in 2006 well over
$30 billion was spent on unnecessary hospital admissions. Each of
these unnecessary admissions took away one hospital bed from someone
else who needed it more.
Is there a better way? Can we identify earlier those most at risk and ensure they get the treatment they need? The Heritage Provider Network (HPN) believes that the answer may be "yes" - but to do it will require harnessing the world's top experts from many fields.
Heritage launched the $3 million Heritage Health Prize with one goal in mind: to develop a breakthrough algorithm that uses available patient data, including health records and claims data, to predict and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations. Heritage believes that incentivized competition – one that includes the involvement of those with passionate minds that don't know what can't be done – is the best way to achieve the radical breakthroughs and innovations necessary to reform our health care system. Sponsoring this prize is simply one way that Heritage believes it can help solve a societal problem. Heritage is not an insurer and doesn't stand to benefit directly by solving this problem - but Heritage is in the business of looking after the health of Americans and believes that corporations have a role in enabling change for the better.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Patent filing assistance to the startups in India

CDAC with the aid from DIT, India is providing help to the Indian Startups to go for the patents. If any startup want to go for this they can visit- Or here. 

Below is a e-mail from the authority.
CDAC, with the support from Department of Information Technology (DIT), Government of India,  intends to assist SMEs for their inventions in ICT/electronics/computer/hardware/software domain in Patent Prior Art Search and invention analysis i.e. SMEs can be from any sector but its invention should be in ICT domain to avail this free assistance. The offer will be provided free of charge up to 31st March 2011.
Objective of this assistance is to motivate Indian SMEs to file more Indian and Foreign patents.
Prior art search is a pre-requisite for patent filing and helps:
  • In avoiding duplication of R&D efforts
  • Focussing R&D on specific issues
  • Updating the latest technologies in area of interest

Friday, January 7, 2011

Reading a unicode string in....

Here is a simple and nice way to read a Unicode string and display it as (Devanagari or any script).

The function described here will do it for you, just pass it your Unicode string and print the returned, you get what you want.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Filling the CST 2011 form

If you are applying for the CST 2011, here are some guidelines to help you:

First Visit the page:
Read all the important dates and other required information.

If you want to apply for the JOB at cdac Mumbai, you have to appear for the G level and need to fill the 'A1 form'.

The form can be found at link.

Before you start filling the form you should have drawn the DD already (in case you are paying by this way), as you need the DD details to fill in the form.

Once you complete filling the form, you will be taken to a confirmation page where you recheck the information filled by you and confirm.
After that you get a copy of  the form, print it and mail it along with the DD to the given address.

Please follow the following instructions while mailing the form.

  1. The applicant must write his/her name and the registration number on the reverse of the Demand Draft. The Demand draft along with three passport size photographs (taken after 01/08/2010) should be sent so as to reach C-DAC Mumbai before January 17, 2011. Candidates must write the name on the backside of each copy of the photograph.
  2. The DD and photographs ,along with print out of the registration copy if print out taken) should be sent to C-DAC Mumbai (through registered post, speed-post or courier) at the address below:
    The CST-2011 Examination Desk
    Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
    (formerly NCST)
    Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9, Juhu, Mumbai-400 049
    Candidates or their representatives may submit the above in person, on all working days (Monday to Saturday), at above address between 9.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.
  3. Unless the examination fee DD/Cash is received, your registration is not confirmed.
In case you find anything difficult just drop a comment here, I will try to help you....

Competence in Software Technology (CST) examination, last date 17 jan 2011

C-DAC, Mumbai and Electronics City, Bengaluru operates from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Bengaluru. The Competence in Software Technology (CST) examination was started first in September 1994.
CST-2011 like all the earlier conducted CST examinations is a multipurpose examination that offers several options to those who take it. These are described below.
  1. Admission to FPGDST 2011 and FPGDIS-2011 - if you have taken CST-2010 use Form A2 or / if you are taking CST-2011 (use Form A1).
  1. Admission in reputed institutions/university courses (list given below) – (Use Form A1 to apply)
  1. Job opportunities at C-DAC centres – (Use Form A1 to apply)
  1. Opportunity to improve the scores for those who have taken CST-2010 – (Use Form A1 to apply). The candidate has to take the entire examination and the best score in individual papers will be taken while providing score report.
  1. Dissertation Project fellowships at C-DAC (use form A1 to apply).
Taking CST examination also enables one:-
  1. To obtain standardised scores which can be used while applying for employment in the IT industry
  1. To obtain standardised scores which can be used in seeking admission to post-graduate courses of other educational institutions

    More Details at :
List of the Institutes who will use CST-2011 scores for admission

S.No. Institution Course
1. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s - BCIDS, Mumbai PPM
2. Goa University MCA
3. International School of Management Excellence, Bengaluru & Navi Mumbai PGPM-IT
5. Smt. Parvatibai Chowgule College, Goa University M.Sc. (IT)

Monday, January 3, 2011

A good link on the string manupulations

Many text manipulation utilities require a tokenizer function which parses or breaks up the text into subunits called tokens based on specific delimiters or break characters. The most common delimiter is whitespace which yields words as the tokens. The String.split(string, reg_exp) method allows regular expressions to be used to define the delimiters. Java also provides several tokenizer classes including StringTokenizer for strings, StreamTokenizer for files, and Scanner class for files using regular expression delimiters. .....