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Scholars

A curated list of Nepali scholars and scientists around the world.

Biology and Medicine
Bivek Timalsina
Microbiology and related Biotechnology
Research Scientist at Center for Health and Disease Studies Nepal (CHDS), Nepal

1. Scientific Manager at Center for Health and Disease Studies Nepal (CHDS); 2. Lecturer at Nobel College. Infectious diseases; Cancer Biology

Biology and Medicine
Sudeep Bhushal
Infectious Disease and Immunology
Postdoctoral Researcher at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany

Interferon, Virus

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Shauharda Khadka
Computer Vision and Robotics
PhD Candidate at Oregon State University, United States

Robotics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Memory-Augmented Neural Networks, Neuroevolution

Mechanical, Civil and Aerospace Engineering
Dipendra Gautam
Structural Engineering
Research Scientist at Structural and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (SERI), Nepal

Structural earthquake engineering, earthquake engineering, seismic vulnerability of reinforced concrete structures, heritage and monuments, local seismic culture, next generation performance based earthquake engineering (PBEE-2)

Public Health
Dinesh Bhandari
Environmental Health Science
PhD Candidate at University of Adelaide, Australia

Other
Laxmi Gewali
Other (Computational Geometry, Analysis of Algorithm)
Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

Computational Geometry, Pattern Recognition, Analysis of Algorithms, Robot Motion Planning, Unmanned Aerial Systems Expertise, Trajectory Planning for UAS, Covert Path Planning and Threat Modeling, Sensor Assisted Target Recognition, Monitoring and Surveillance

Other
Yadav Prasad Joshi
Other (Environmental and Occupational Health)
Assistant Professor at Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal

Environmental epidemiology: climate change & health, air pollution & health, disaster & health, effects of environmental factors on the development of NCDs etc; infectious diseases: VBDs, WBDs, and tuberculosis; WASH and occupational health issues; data analysis & modeling.

Other
Deepak Dhungana
Other (Software Engineering)
Professor at University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Software Engineering, Decision support, product development, software architecture

Biology and Medicine
Tara Sigdel
Biochemistry
Assistant Professor at University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA, United States

Biomarker discovery, gene expression analysis, Big Data, Microarrays, Proteomics, organ transplantation, kidney disease, mass spectrometry, molecular assay development, ELISA, antibody profiling, clinical assay development, transnational research, single cell analysis

Biology and Medicine
Prajwal Ghimire
Neuroscience
Clinical Researcher at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London Alumni, United Kingdom

Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical trials in Neurosurgery

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Suraj Maharjan
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Postdoctoral Researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States

Mechanical, Civil and Aerospace Engineering
Deepak Raj Pant
Structural Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher at Kinetica, University of Toronto, Canada

Resilience of super high-rise, complex, and critical structures subject to multiple natural hazards including earthquakes and windstorms through experimental testing and multi-scale numerical and hybrid simulations, Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Isolation, Structural Dynamics

Maths and Physics
Narayan Adhikari
Theoretical Physics
Professor at Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Polymers, nano dots, molecular dynamics, monte carlo, first-principles simulations of solids

Other
Narayan Bastola
Other (Material Science)
PhD Candidate at Indian Institute of Science, India

Structural anyalysis; Materials synthesis and characterization

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Omprakash Gnawali
Communication, Network Theory and Applications
Associate Professor at University of Houston, United States

Computer Networks, Sensor Networks, Distributed Systems, wireless and sensor networks, network protocols and architectures, mobile sensing, social networks, distributed systems, IoT, and Internet Technologies

Chemistry
Suresh Awale
Organic Chemistry
Associate Professor at Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan

natural anticancer agents by targeting the tumor microenvironment

Public Health
Sulochana Manandhar
Epidemiology
Research Scientist at Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN), Nepal

Medicial Microbiology, Conservation Genomics, Cancer

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Shanta Bhattarai, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering, Medical Imaging Informatics and Physics
Assistant Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center and University of Houston, United States

Nanomedicine, Bio-Nanotechnology, Nanoengineering, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering

Maths and Physics
Rupesh Silwal
Physics Computing, Modeling and Simulation
Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Virginia, United States

Software and hardware development, modeling and simulation, scientific data analysis, data acquisition, and analytical and numerical techniques

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Madhav Sigdel
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Research Scientist at CareerBuilder, United States

Machine learning, Image processing, NLP, Bio-informatics

Environmental and Energy Science
Nabin Malakar
Atmospheric Science
Assistant Professor at Worcester State University, United States

Physics, Remote Sensing, Earth Science, Artificial Intelligence

Biology and Medicine
Ajit Karna
Microbiology and related Biotechnology
Senior Research Scientist at Department of State Health Services, Laboratory Services Section, Arbovirus-Entomology Laboratory, United States

Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Arbovirology, Immunology, Ecology, Animal Modeling, Mathematical Modeling, Vector Biology

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Sumit Bam Shrestha
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Postdoctoral Researcher at Temesak Lab, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Spiking Neural Network, Neural Network, Machine Learning, Learning, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition

Biology and Medicine
Pragyesh Dhungel
Microbiology and related Biotechnology
PhD Candidate at Kansas State University, United States

Virology, Translation, Vaccine, microbiology

Public Health
Amod Pokhrel
Environmental Health Science
Assistant Professor at University of California, Berkeley, United States

Household air pollution and risk of Tuberculosis infection and disease, and pneumonia in children, Environmental and occupational impacts of lead from battery manufacturing and recycling processes, and lead-based paint in developing countries, Environmental and Occupational Health, Climate Change

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Biswa Sengupta
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Industry Research Scientist at AXA, United Kingdom

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Differential Geometry, feedforward and recurrent, supervised learning, unsupervised learning, (inverse) (deep) reinforcement learning, Bayesian statistics, Riemann geometry and dynamical systems theory

Biology and Medicine
Rubin Joshi
Infectious Disease and Immunology
PhD Candidate at Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Immune tolerance, Regulatory T cells, CD4 T cells, Cell signaling, Mass spectroscopy, RNAseq, Immunotherapy.

Public Health
Sameer Mani Dixit
Antibiotic Resistance
Industry Research Scientist at Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal (CMDN), Nepal

Biomedical public-health, Molecular Epidemiology, Antibiotic Resistiance, Infectious Diseases, Cancer

Other
Kailash Budhathoki
Other (Statistical Machine Learning)
PhD Candidate at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

Causal Inference, Data Mining

Biology and Medicine
Abhilasha Karkey
Microbiology and related Biotechnology
Industry Research Scientist at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Nepal

Molecular epidemiology, microbiology

Other
Bindesh Shrestha
Other (Systems Biology)
Industry Research Scientist at Water Corporation, United States

Systems Biology, Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, Single-cell Analysis, MALDI

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Prasha Shrestha
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
Postdoctoral Researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States

Public Health
Elina Pradhan
Health policy modeling
Industry Research Scientist at World Bank, United States

Impact Evaluation, Global Health, Decision Science

Chemistry
Surya Adhikari
Organic Chemistry
Postdoctoral Researcher at Indiana University, United States

Carbohydrate Synthesis Continuous Flow Synthesis Natural Product Synthesis DNA Photochemistry

Environmental and Energy Science
Prateek Shrestha
Atmospheric Science
PhD Candidate at University of Colorado Boulder, United States

Mechanical Engineering (Air Quality)

Other
Raju Regmi
Other (NanoPhotonics)
Postdoctoral Researcher at ā€ˇMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Single-molecules, Microscopy, NanoPhotonics

Education
Bal Chandra Luitel
Mathematics
Professor at School of Education, Kathmandu University, Nepal

Mathematics education, arts-based education research, transformative education

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Aaditya Prakash
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
PhD Candidate at Brandeis University, United States

Deep Learning, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Manoj Acharya
Computer Vision and Robotics
PhD Candidate at Rochester Institute of Technology, United States

machine learning, language and vision, visual representations, technology for low income countries, AI

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Surya Nepal
Cyber Security
Research Scientist Director at CSIRO, Australia

Data Encryption, Computer System Security, Software Engineering, Database Management, Distributed and Grid Systems

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Debesh Jha
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
PhD Candidate at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway

Biology and Medicine
Prashant Rajbhandari
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Postdoctoral Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles, United States

Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism, Molecular biology

Maths and Physics
Suyog Shrestha
Theoretical Physics
Postdoctoral Researcher at CERN, Switzerland

ATLAS Experiment, Large Hadron Collider

Chemistry
Prativa Pandey
Organic Chemistry
Industry Research Scientist at Catalyst Technology, Nepal

Organic chemistry, nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, formulation scientist, and medicinal and aromatic plants researcher

Informatics, Computational Science and Engineering
Binod Thapa Chhetri
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing
PhD Candidate at Northeastern University College, United States

Human Computer Interaction, Active Machine Learning, Activity Recognition, Personal Health Informatics, Mobile Health, Digital Phenotyping, Computational Physical Behavior Modeling, Just-in-time, adaptive intervention