Mukesh Kumar

Work place: School of Computer Application, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India



Research Interests: Data Structures and Algorithms, Data Mining, Computational Learning Theory, Artificial Intelligence


Mukesh Kumar worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Applications, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. Prior to his foray into academia, he completed his M. Tech in Computer Science from HPU Shimla in 2008. He is currently pursuing PhD degree in the Department of Computer Science, Himachal Pradesh University, Summer Hill, Shimla, India. His research interest includes Educational Data Mining, Machine learning, Artificial intelligence. He has 12 years of teaching experience and published 30 research papers in different international journals and conferences.

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Utilizing Random Forest and XGBoost Data Mining Algorithms for Anticipating Students’ Academic Performance

By Mukesh Kumar Navneet Singh Jessica Wadhwa Palak Singh Girish Kumar Ahmed Qtaishat

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2024

The growing field of educational data mining seeks to analyse educational data in order to develop models for improving education and the effectiveness of educational institutions. Educational data mining is utilised to develop novel approaches for extracting information from educational databases, enabling improved decision-making within the educational system. The main objective of this research paper is to investigate recent advancements in data mining techniques within the field of educational research, while also analysing the methodologies employed by previous researchers in this area. The predictive capabilities of various machine learning algorithms, namely Logistic Regression, Gaussian Naive Bayes, Support Vector Machine, Random Forest, K-Nearest Neighbour, and XGBoost Classifier, were evaluated and compared for their effectiveness in determining students' academic performance. The utilisation of Random Forest and XGBoost classifiers in analysing scholastic, behavioural, and additional student features has demonstrated superior accuracy compared to other algorithms. The training and testing of these classification models achieved an impressive accuracy rate of approximately (96.46% & 87.50%) and (95.05% & 84.38%), respectively. Employing this technique can provide educators with valuable insights into students' motivations and behaviours, ultimately leading to more effective instruction and reduced student failure rates. Students' achievements significantly influence the delivery of education.

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Predicting College Students’ Placements Based on Academic Performance Using Machine Learning Approaches

By Mukesh Kumar Nidhi Walia Sushil Bansal Girish Kumar Korhan Cengiz

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2023

Predicting College placements based on academic performance is critical to supporting educational institutions and students in making informed decisions about future career paths. The present research investigates the use of Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to predict college students' placements using academic performance data. The study makes use of a dataset that includes a variety of academic markers, such as grades, test scores, and extracurricular activities, obtained from a varied sample of college students. To create predictive models, the study analyses numerous ML algorithms, including Logistic Regression, Gaussian Naive Bayes, Random Forest, Support Vector Machine, and K-Nearest Neighbour. The predictive models are evaluated using performance criteria such as accuracy, precision, recall, and F1-score. The most effective machine learning method for forecasting students' placements based on academic achievement is identified through a comparative study. The findings show that Random Forest approaches have the potential to effectively forecast college student placements. The findings show that academic factors such as grades and test scores have a considerable impact on prediction accuracy. The findings of this study could be beneficial to educational institutions, students, and career counsellors.

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An Experimental and Statistical Analysis to Assess impact of Regional Accent on Distress Non-linguistic Scream of Young Women

By Disha Handa Renu Vig Mukesh Kumar Namarta Vij

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Aug. 2023

Scream is recognized as constant and ear-splitting non-linguistic verbal communication that has no phonological structure. This research is based on the study to assess the effect of regional accent on distress screams of women of a very specific age group. The primary goal of this research is to identify the components of non-speech sound so that the region of origin of the speaker can be determined. Furthermore, this research can aid in the development of security techniques based on emotions to prevent and report criminal activities where victims used to yell for help. For the time being, we have limited the study to women because women are the primary victims of all types of criminal’s activities. The Non-Speech corpus has been used to explore different parameters of scream samples collected from three different regions by using high-reliability audio recordings. The detailed investigation is based on the vocal characteristics of female speakers. Further, the investigations have been verified with bi-variate, partial correlation and one-way ANOVA to find out the impact of region-based accent non-speech distress signal. Results from the correlation techniques indicate that out of four attributes only jitter varies with respect to the specific region. Whereas ANOVA depicts that there is no significant regional impact on distress non-speech signals.

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Building Predictive Model by Using Data Mining and Feature Selection Techniques on Academic Dataset

By Mukesh Kumar Nidhi Bhisham Sharma Disha Handa

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Aug. 2022

In the field of education, every institution stores a significant amount of data in digital form on the academic performance of students. If this data is correctly analysed to discover any pattern related to student learning, it can assist the institution in achieving a favorable outcome in the future. Because of this, the use of data mining techniques makes it much simpler to unearth previously concealed information or detect patterns in student data. We use a variety of data mining methods, such as Naive Bayes, Random Forest, Decision Tree, Multilayer Perceptron, and Decision Table, to predict the academic performance of individual students. In the real world, a dataset may contain many features, yet the mining process may only place significance on some of those aspects. The correlation attribute evaluator, the information gain attribute evaluator, and the gain ratio attribute evaluator are some of the feature selection methods that are used in data mining to remove features that are not important for the mining process. Other feature selection methods include the gain ratio attribute evaluator and the gain ratio attribute evaluator. In conclusion, each classification algorithm that is designed using some feature selection methods enhances the overall predictive performance of the algorithms, which in turn improves the performance of the algorithms overall.

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Performance Comparison of the Optimized Ensemble Model with Existing Classifier Models

By Mukesh Kumar Nidhi Anas Quteishat Ahmed Qtaishat

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jun. 2022

The purpose of this study is to conduct an empirical investigation and comparison of the effectiveness of various classifiers and ensembles of classifiers in predicting academic performance. The study will evaluate the performance and efficiency of ensemble techniques that employ several classifiers against the performance and efficiency of a single classifier. Reducing student attrition is a serious concern for educational institutions worldwide. Educators are looking for strategies to boost student retention and graduation rates. This is only achievable if at-risk students are appropriately recognized early on. However, most commonly used predictive models are inefficient and inaccurate due to intrinsic classifier limitations and the usage of minor factors. The study contributes to the body of knowledge by proposing the development of optimized ensemble learning model that can be used for improving academic performance prediction. Overall, the findings demonstrate that the approach of employing optimized ensemble learning (OEL) model approaches is extremely efficient and accurate in terms of predicting student performance and aiding in the identification of students who are in the fear of attrition.

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