Plagiarism by Sudhir Mohod and Sharda Khode from Bapurao Deshmukh College (BDCE)

Today, I have found yet another case of plagiarism from India, about some people who have again plagiarized my papers.  Since I do not have a lot of time, I will write briefly about this case.

The plagiarist are Sudhir Mohod and Sharda Khode from the Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering (BDCE), Sevagram in Nagpur, India ( ).

The paper titled “Mining High Utility Itemsets using TKO and TKU to find Top-k High Utility Web Access Patterns”  was published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Electronics, Communication and Aerospace Technology (ICECA 2017), and appears in IEEE Explore ( ). Here is a screenshot of the first page:

Sudhir Mohod Sharda Khode BDCE, Sevagram BDCO

The paper has plagiarized the paper by Tseng et al. published in TKDE (2016), which I am a co-author of ( ), which has proposed the TKO and TKU algorithms.

Sudhir Mohod and Sharda Khode have plagiarized several paragraphs of our paper and even claim in the abstract to proposed the TKU and TKU algorithms, which was proposed by us. Here I highlights some large paragraphs that have been plagiarized from our paper:

Who are Sudhir Mohod and Sharda Khode?

Sudhir Mohod works at the Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering as assistant professor and head of department.His e-mail is: .  Additional information about Sudhir Mohod (also called S. W. Mohod) are found on the college webpage:

Sudhir Mohod plagiarist S.W. Mohod

Sharda Khode is also an assistant professor at that college. Her e-mail is : . On the webpage of the Bapurao Deshmukh College, we can find additional information about S. K. Khode:

S.K. Khode (Sharda Khode)


I will of course report this case of plagiarism to that institution where Sudhir Mohod and Sharda Khode work, and also to the IEEE using their Copyright Infringment Form ( ) so that the paper is retracted.  Hopefully, the Bapurao Deshmukh College of Engineering (BDCE)  will also take appropriate action to punish the authors of this plagiarized paper.

Update 2018-03-27

Today, someone from the IEEE Intellectual Property Rights Office answered me to acknowledge that they received my complaint, and ask for a copy of my paper. They say that they will send the documents to a committee that will compare papers and take an appropriate action afterwards. I hope that this process will be completed quickly so that the paper by  Sudhir Mohod and Sharda Khode is retracted, as it should.

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